** Today I am filled with emotions… God has asked us again to go through many trials with this little baby boy…Our little baby has a heart defect in the right atrium that most likely the prognosis is fatal at some point due to heart failure. The right atrium is enlarged causing the heart to work harder and blood is not going through the valve with ease ( she said the valve is almost sticking causing blood back up) Right now the baby’s heart is flowing across to the Left side which is normal and she said it is doing it without any turbulence. Also, she said that the baby is more than likely has down syndrome based on measurements in the baby’s fingers (she specifically said the pinky finger) She said an amnio would answer that and I said “no, the baby is Who God sent to us, I don’t need to confirm that.” More than likely, without a miracle, this baby will live for a while longer then have heart failure. IF I make it further along, I may be referred to a Prenatal Cardiologist to talk about options of helping this little guy,.
This picture shows the enlarged heart. The face is on the left and the abdomen is in the middle. The heart is the dark circle in the middle.
I am still hopeful, the baby seemed stronger than the others and even measured a week further along. this is God’s baby and God chose John and Me to be this little baby’s parents. I am asking you to pray for a miracle for this little boy’s heart. I think right now, this HAS to come from above. Even the Dr was crying with the news. She and the Tech hugged me as I stood up from the table. My two friends were able to be in the room with me for the ultrasound and I came home with some beautiful pictures. When the Dr came in though, they had to step out.
Please ask God for HIs Will for this baby and for John and Me to be covered in grace throughout this time. Thank you for your continued prayers. We go back in for a second Level II U/S on May 8.