Archives for: December 2005, 19
I had blood drawn for a Lewis test two weeks ago today. I called the doctor's office today to see why I hadn't received the results. The nurse called me back and said the lab needed more information in order to do the test. When I called the lab I found out they had thrown my blood away. Why? Because I'm a woman!
Here is the story I eventually got from the lab. The only reason traditional doctors order a Lewis Blood Type test is when a woman who wants to have a baby has repeated miscarriages. There is something about her husband's Lewis Blood Type that may cause the miscarriages. They do not test the woman, only her husband. So when they saw an order for a Lewis Type test on a woman, they assumed it was an error and threw my blood away.
My initial response was irritation. Why didn't they call me? Why did they second-guess the doctor's orders? Why do I have to get poked with another needle and wait 3 more days to get the results? However I believe Romans 8:28 which says "All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose." (Note it doesn't say all things are good. It says all things work together for good. Also note this promise isn't for everyone, but for those who love God and are serving him)
I started wondering what Lewis Type has to do with the ability to carry a baby to term. Of all the reading I've done about diet and nutrition, I don't ever recall seeing anything about that. It occurred to me that this might be very valuable news to an infertile couple. If one of you knows the details about how this works, I would encourage you to share it on the forum.
If a couple, longing for a baby, reads a piece of information in my blog that will help them hold a baby in their arms by next Christmas, I will gladly endure another needle stick!
A friend at school sent me a Christmas card with this greeting, "Jesus is our everlasting light. Like a candle burning brightly His light of hope shines in a darkened world."