Monday, February 2, 2009
And that was about the longest day of my life. We learned quite a lot but didn't really get any good news. Nothing has improved really but since we found out the cause now for the fluid buildup it won't get any better until after he's born and can get a shunt put in. Its just a matter of how fast the fluid builds up as to when he's born. They also found some new issues...He has a small hole in his heart between the two major valves. The cardiologist wasn't really concerned about it though. He said most of those end up closing up on their own. The other thing was that there might be a problem with his bowels. You could see on the MRI picture the bladder and the rectum behind it, and the meconium in there. It didn't go all the way down to the anus (gotta love the technical terms) and they are concerned that there might be a blockage or some malformation that will have to be fixed after birth. Neither of those things are something to be really concerned about at this point though. The other things that showed up were a shortened chin bone and widely spaced eyes. Both of these things can be an indicator of something genetic that wouldn't necessarliy show up on the amnio, so we may have to do some blood tests on him once he is born. So ya. I feel a bit better because I am more educated on everything and all possible tests that can be run at this point have been done. But bummed because there was no good news.