Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fetal Echo Results!

I was waiting to post because I have some fun pics of Kaidence that I wanted to load.......pictures not loaded. I will post anyhow. Friday was our fetal echo and I was nervous. Our appointment was at 9:30 at Primary Children's and we took Miss K with so that she could see that others get these things done as well. Everything with the babies heart looks normal. The function is great and as of this point the baby does not show signs of cardiomyopathy. Big Sigh.........although, they were sure to let us know that things can always show up later in life.

I found Kaidence's pathology report from when she was transplanted. When they explanted her old heart it was cut up and studied and then a report was written on the findings. Kaidence had normal heart structure, besides the things that were caused from her heart failure and cardiomyopathy. So basically, no abnormal structure to it. I also read in a genetics report that all findings are still leading to viral myocarditis which led to dilated cardiomyopathy. That every test run, came up negative for any genetic findings. Cardiomyopathy is one of those diseases that does not have much known about it yet. During our fetal echo the doctor said that research is just starting to scratch the tip of the iceberg for cardiomyopathy.

So for now we are counting our blessings that so far things look well with the baby. The baby is getting pretty active, especially when I lay down for bed. We are so excited for our new little one, although it still seems so far away.
We embrace these moments of peace that the Lord grants us.

I will get those pictures loaded, hopefully this week.

6 comments:

Carol said...

I am so happy for your good results! That is great news. Good Luck with your pregnancy! Isn't it great being preggy during summer?

Melissa said...

That's great news. Hope things continue to progress without any surprises!

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

That is great news!!! I do not blame you whatsoever about being cautiously optimistic, but seriously, we need some healthy babes! And way to go on waiting for a surprise! I am so lame and very impatient, so it is always remarkable to those who can wait. We have our fetal echo July 2nd and the second part of the major scan the week after!!!

Vikingboy said...

Awsome Shaun! -Paula

Melynda said...

Yay!! Thats happy news =)Very exciting news! <3

Summer said...

Wonderful news!!!