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|23-8-2008 - Level II U/S scare and hubby loving belly
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Hi I had my big u/s last week and we had a bit of scare but THINK everything is going to be fine! Actually, I know it is! I have to believe it will be! But it was a tense hour.:) The doctor found a choroid plexus cyst, a cyst in the brain. Often, these disapppear at 26 weeks with no problem. Then he said " I have bad news, you also have a two vessel umbilical chord." I knew nothing about either of these things so didn't know just how bad the news was but he looked worry. He then went on to say that alone neither of these presented a problem but together he was worried about Trisomy 18. My dear friend just lost a baby Trisomy 13 and I knew 18 has less of life term and so I knew exactly what he was saying. But Ally's strength gave me strength and surprisingly I was quite calm...He then said that usually trisomy 18 babies can not open their hands and that if my baby opened his hands, he would be happier. Well, a full 30 minutes of mama and daddy praying,(Thank God my husband was with me) the doctor jostling my stomach, and continuing the u/s and finally letting me take a pee break. (We had been on the u/s table a full hour by then.) At one point my baby had his hands folded together and I told the doc that he was praying just like mommy...and then the glorious moment arrived when my baby opened his hands full! What a breath of relief...the doctor then said that since his heart looked good right now and both kidneys looked good...he fellt pretty confident that my little angel was okay...but he scheduled another level II u/s in two weeks..on Sept 3 to check his organs and heart again...I have to tell you...it was a tense moment but also one filled with peace...I am just grateful for each minute of this child...I pray I will be able to hold him and have him grow up with me but we are ready for every blessing and for now are taking one day at a time...Other good news that gave my doctor hope was my NT screen. I highly recommend this if you are under 12 weeks. He said this was the best indicator for abnormalities and mine came out with flying colors...also I had a triple screen and everything came back negative which surprised my doctor because he said at my age, usually a fasle poitive is guaranteed..so all these thing things together gave us and give us hope that our little one is okay...I wish I had a norma l chord and I pray the cyst disappears but for now am happy that I have had all the tests done and that our little one is going fwd one day at a time. I can't wait to feel his first kick!:) and I like my doctor even though I have to drive 80 miles round trip to see him! An amnio would tell us clearly but we do not want to risk an amnio and the doctor feels confident that at this point it is unnecessary...so we just keep on praying and keep on loving our big FAT belly!:) A nice note, my husband now talks to my belly daily as I told him at 18 weeks our baby can hear...he jsut started doing this on his own and it touches my heart deeply because he finally is getting to enjoy the pregnancy and get excited himself. My next appt is Aug 26 and my next u/s is Sept 3. I bough a stethescope because they say you can hear the baby's heartbeat now and while his heartbeat isn't easily heard yet, it is definitely nice to hear him...I bought the stethescope at walmart. I hope all of you are fine and I pray for you daily and thank you for your continued thoughts. BTW, no house yet still in a hotel...
2 Comments on Level II U/S scare and hubby loving bellystacidrake
- Saturday, 20 Sep My baby had the cysts on his brain at 19 weeks also.. when i went back at 23 weeks they were gone.. but that is when the told me he had a single artery umbilical cord.. but everything else looks good.. just thought i would comment since were both in the same boat adriennella
- Sunday, 24 Aug You are incredibly strong. Your blog really touched me, and I was so relieved to hear that your baby moved his little hands...what a blessing. You are a wonderful mother.