Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Third echocardiogram (28w 6d)

We had a third echocardiogram at St. Vincent Women's hospital with the fetal cardiologist, but before we had our echo done, they check his growth and development! To our surprise, we were able to see him through 4D images, and it almost brought tears to my eyes! It was absolutely amazing! We also learned that he was measuring almost an entire week ahead of schedule! His weight was 2lb and 14oz which is almost a half pound more than the average baby during this week. 

        The cardiologist met with us, and this time they may have discovered something else that makes his heart more unique. He wasn't 100% positive on this, but as mentioned before, they won't exactly know the anatomy of his heart until he is born. The cardiologist thinks there might be 2 arteries coming out of the right working ventricle, this could possibly mean that his lungs might get enough blood pumped to the lungs. This could also possibly mean that one of the 3 surgeries could be eliminated. We aren't holding him to this because he says they won't know for sure until they can do an actual echo after he's born, but how awesome would that be for Daylen to possibly only have 2 surgeries. It gives us a little more hope!

1 comment:

  1. Thats good news! We'll keep you, Dave and Daylen in our prayers, looks like its helping!! :D We love you guys!! :D