Friday, April 25, 2008
The Big Appointment
Today was a very important and stressful day, I didn't post earlier about the problem found in the previous ultrasound. At our 19 week ultrasound they found a cyst or something on the baby's lower pelvis and something that is called echogenic bowel. Basically that means the bowel shows up brighter on ultrasound. There are many possible things that this could mean. It could be normal which we are praying for, it also could be that the baby swallowed blood, also it could be infection and it also is a soft marker for down Syndrome. So we had to wait 10 days to see the perinatalogists. Today we had the big appointment we had a high level ultrasound which was very cool, we could see everything. They are not quite sure what the cyst is yet but are going to keep watching it throughout the pregnancy, good news is the Dr. said that it is not near any major organs and is not life threatening. We had to see a genetic counselor to talk about the echogenic bowel. They offered us an Amnio but we declined. This was a very scary appointment but I had two of the biggest supporters my husband and my mommy. I am now a high risk pregnancy and will be followed very carefully. Please keep us is your thoughts and prayers.