Monday, May 7, 2012

O No You Never Let Go!

UMC called out of the blue a few days ago to reschedule my repeat echo for today.  Wasn't sure what to think about the rescheduling issue.  We saw Dr. S again (the one I wasn't suppose to see again) = so much for "the heart won't change"!  In her defense, she did say at 22 weeks that if she missed anything  it was so small that she could not see it.  I'm 28 weeks now therefore the heart is much bigger now.  Dr. B thought he saw some indications of Tetralogy of Fallot.  Click on that word for a link because its really too much detail to explain.   BUT Dr. S REALLY did not think this was the case.  Merritt does have a small VSD (ventricular septal defect) = a hole in her heart.  Click on word for details.  Hers appears to be very small and "minor".  It doesn't appear to be affecting much.  She has a 50% chance of it correcting itself within the first 2 months of life.  IF it requires surgery, they would do it around 3 months old.  And at the moment, it will not interfere with our plans for the O repair.  But it's also a "wait and see" when she's born.  We are thankful it is not anything else or anything major.  I kept singing  the song "Oh No, You Never Let Go" (is that even the title?) 

Our 4D Ultrasound was also this morning!  If these don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will!  For those of you who have never seen 4D Ultrasounds before, yes, they are suppose to be a little distorted/blurry/bumpy/or even just weird looking.  ;)  

"No more pictures!"

"I'll open 1 eye for you - peek a boo"





Pretty cool.  And no, I'm not sure if she reminds me of either MC or Mattox.  A little of both perhaps. lol!

This weekend was Mati Claire's second ballet recital!  LOTS of memories came flooding back for me after we had been there almost 4 hours!  She kept a permanent "deer in headlights" look on her face.   But she did great!!!  




Ok... so we may look alike just a little bit ;)






   

3 comments:

Pamela said...

That's great news!! Glad everything looked "minor"! Still praying and thinking of you and Merritt often!!

Erica said...

Whoa! That smiley pic of MC and the flowers looks the most like you I think! I LOVE the recital photos! Makes me a little emotional and nostalgic.

And Merritt is beautiful!

Hope you are doing well--I am thinking about you always!

Claire said...

I was just about to say that y'all look just alike! I loved my dance days!

Dr. S is great! I did a rotation with her in November and was able to go to some fetal echos...so neat. Glad things still look good.