Monday, April 27, 2009

Dude, that was rough!!!!!!!

OK, don't really know why I feel the need to say Dude, but I have used it all weekend when I've been with Chad. He must bring out the inner surf girl in me.

Anyway, here's the scoop for today's events. The perinate took a look a baby Plum, and gave us his opinion. Dr. S confirmed Dr. H's diagnosis of Cystic Hygroma. The baby is normal sized, not very small like we thought last week. That's good news. Also, Plum has a very strong heart beat. Also good news. And, there was no excess fluid anywhere in the baby's body. Even more good news. The only kicker at this point is the fluid accumulation in the neck. Dr. S agreed with Dr. H that Plum has some sort of chromosomal disorder. He did tell us that Plum could have a heart problem. Still not sure which, but Dr. S was leaning towards a chromosomal disorder, just as Dr. H did. While we were there we were given the opportunity to do CVS (Chrorionic Villus Sampling). We accepted the invitation, and I was given the privilege to walk around the MD office wrapped in nothing but a sheet. Nice.

That's about all that happened. We should have the results of the test very late on Wednesday afternoon. The genetics counselor will be calling us, and telling us what to expect. That's all I have for you so far. We know a little more, but not much. Hopefully we will know more on Wednesday evening. The waiting is the hardest part(thanks Tom Petty).

Let me just say , that the CVS was an unpleasant procedure. I am one of those people that can take deep breaths and make it through just about anything, so I did just that. But, I was not happy about it. Dude, that was rough!!!!! But, when you become a Mommy you do absolutely anything for your babies. Painful OB procedures included.


Courtney said...

Praying for good results! Sending lots of thoughts and prayers. :)

jamielynn said...

I told you everything would be great.

LisaL said...

Sorry to hear that the CVS was rough. Any idea how different that is from an amnio? Praying for good results.

Erica said...

I found your blog today through another blogger. I hope the results come back good. Our unborn child right now is very sick (though we denied having amino). I don't wish for anyone to go through this. I hope you will be given good news. Hugs to you.

Adrienne said...

I hope you receive good news soon! The wait is awful but know if the result is not what you are hoping for there is so much support out there!