Hi ladies, I haven't posted in a while but I used to post a bunch. I mostly lurk now. However, I had a scary day today that shook me up and am wondering if anyone else is in or has been in this situation.
Today was my a/s. It started off well & it was quite special actually because in addition to my DH, the tech also let my parents & child in as well. My parents had never seen an ultrasound, not even when my mom was pregnant with me, so they were thrilled. So the u/s takes about an hour, lots of measurements of course, and lots of seeing little gummy bear wiggling around. We were so excited to hear that the tech was (mostly, about 75%) sure it was a girl!
After the u/s, DH had to return to work for a meeting and my parents took my DD to the waiting room so I could have the rest of my appointment (bp, weight, etc.) and so the dr. could visit with me. Well, she told me that from the photos, it looks like there is a VSD... a ventricular septal defect... a heart defect. I could feel my insides crumple to the floor as she explained to me that it's probably among the most common, and among the least worrisome, of heart issues, but still worrisime all the same. Concerning enough that she wants me to see a pediatric cardiologist for more in-depth ultrasounds. I was in the room all alone with the exception of the dr. and it was so scary. Thank goodness my parents were in the waiting room! Poor DH left not expecting this news and expecting the rest of my appointment was going to be just the boring stuff, because the tech gave no hint if anything was wrong. (Although I understand it is not their place to say anything because the dr. has to examine the pics)
In addition, I learned that my placenta was low & in the front, near the cervix, and if it does not migrate up as my uterus expands, I could be looking at a C-section. Needless to say, I was (and still am) shaken up. I did a little reading up on VSD when I got home and have calmed myself down a little, but until I hear anything from the mouth of the specialist, I am terrified. Thank you if you've read this far... I really have no one to talk to who can relate so I thought some of you mamas might be able too.
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