So the donor's karyotype is normal, except that it's not.
46 xx normal female
but then at the bottom of the karyotype report it says: "A paracentric inversion of the heterochromatic region of one chromosome 9 homologue was observed in each cell examined. This is a heritable variant seen in the general population and is of no known clinical significance."
Anyone able to translate this? (I have Will researching right now as I'm about to go into a patient session.)
Apparently when the genetic counselor heard this new detail on the karyotype, she said the donor was out. Game over.
Until she heard from the donor nurse coordinator that it was our donor.
She knows us. She knows what we've been through. She knows how painstakingly we chose this donor. She told the donor nurse coordinator she will speak to the head of the genetic counseling department there for a final verdict.
So we are waiting on their call.
I want to cry.
***Update*** The donor nurse coordinator called. There will be no news tonight as the head genetic counselor has not yet been reached. We will hear the final verdict sometime tomorrow. In the meantime, we have done some research of our own on the significance of this finding and things don't look good.
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