July 2013 Moms

Update to Heart Defect

Last week was a rough week.  On Wednesday we had our first meeting with our MFM.  We were expecting it to be pretty routine (as routine as an appointment regarding a heart defect can be anyway) - meet the doctor, get an ultrasound, confirm the defect, make a plan to move forward.  Of course, that is not what happened.

MFM confirmed a defect but instead of Tricuspid Atresia with a transposition of the great arteries, he diagnosed that the arteries are in the right place and that Baby B has Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD).  This is good news as far as the arteries are concerned and he stated that the defect is very fixable (though it will still require surgery).

However, the MFM also determined that the baby is missing a kidney and has only 2 vessels in her cord.  In addition, they are worried about her size because her head and stomach are measuring about 3 weeks behind.  So the next step was to perform an amnio to test for chromosome/genetic syndromes. 

The first test to come back was the FISH test which looks for Down's Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Trisomy 13 and I am happy to report that those tests came back normal.  Praise the Lord!

We are now waiting for the Micro-Array results that should come next week sometime.  This one tests for less common genetic disorders and we are cautiously hopefully that these will yield normal results as well (although we are not out of the woods quite yet).  

Thank you for your T&P! 

TTC #1 since Dec 2009
3 months of Clomid Spring of 2011
HSG 7/2010 - No blockage, slight bicornate uterus
FSH injections starting 10/2011 - First IUI 12/19/11
BFP #1 12/28/11 - MMC followed by D&C 2/22/12
Second IUI 4/14/12
Third IUI 5/13/12
BFP #2 5/24/12 - MMC followed by D&C 7/13/12
Fourth IUI 10/14/12
BFP #3 10/25/12 - U/S on 11/19/12 shows 2 heartbeats!
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