I just got back from the perinatologist. When I first got there they did a long ultrasound. The baby wasn't really cooperating very much. But they did see the "bump"that they called it. The Dr. said it was low but couldn't say exactly where. The Dr. said the baby has the classic lemon and banana signs in the brain.
The baby's legs were moving but he didn't know if that is involuntary or not. They did an amino. I didn't get much time to think about it. It happened really fast. The Dr. said it will check for chromosomal abnormalities and he said it would see if the fluid from the spine is leaking (I think, something to that effect) to see if it is open or closed. He thinks it is open.
We will wait for the results, then he will make the referral to the neurosurgeon. He said they may do a fetal MRI but maybe not depending on what the neurosurgeon wants to do.
He said the baby will have surgery after he is born. They will transfer him to the Children's hospital in Omaha.
He said I still see my regular OB and see him also. I have gestational diabetes so they will keep an even closer eye on me.
The Dr. was nice. I am 18 weeks 6 days so it seems there are a lot of
unknowns. The baby is definitely a boy. His name will be Logan
I feel at peace now that I know what it is. I have this sense of calm. Of course this isn't the news I wanted. But I already love this baby so much.
Any other resources you can point me to? Do we have any facebook groups or anything? I am thinking of starting a blog. Just to keep track of my thoughts and baby's progress. I don't know.
Sorry for the rambling. Trying to think of everything the Dr. said.