My plan for this morning was to get my Glucose Tolerance Test done, in time to go to my Maternal Fetal Medicine Dr (MFMD). appt for an ultrasound, then see my Ob/gyn after to discuss my previous appt & do a Ob check-up.
It all started out well. I got the GTT done, went in for the ultrasound and the baby's heart rate was good (146 bpm) and he weighed in at 2 pounds 1 ounce. His foot, from heal to toes, measures 2 inches. He was showing off as usual, and gave us a big opened-mouth yawn, he even had his eyes open! Oh, and my Dr. gave us a picture of the strands of hair that can already be seen on top of his head! SOoo cute! (I will post pics later.)
My dr. measured everything, and all was normal except for the fluid around one of his ventricles in his brain... The normal range of fluid is a 1, and he's measuring a 1.2-1.3. Right now its a "mild case" but the lets just say there are a lot, A LOT, of scary things that can become of this... Absolute worse case scenario, we could lose him. I'm going to make this next part of my blog entry vague because I'm trying to keep my stress level down, and trying not to cry. If you want to learn about what he (might) have you can goo.gle it... Its called "Ventriculomegaly." I will say, I am scared. I love his little boy with all my heart, and as his mommy I want nothing more than to protect him and for him to be ok. I DO have extreme faith in God, that everything will be ok, but that doesn't stop my tears from falling. I hate that this is even an issue we are up against, but I know that if "He leads me to it, He will lead me through it." I know you all have been praying, and I couldn't be more thankful. Please keep sending up the prayers for my little boy.
My last appointment that we went to (that wasn't planned) was back to the lab for more extensive blood work. My MFMD needed "TORCH titers-pronounced 'tighters' " drawn and this was to see if I have any kind of bacterial or viral infections present in my blood that we don't know about, that may have crossed over into the baby therefore causing this elevated level of fluid in his brain.
My next step is: My MFMD is going to refer me to have a Fetal MRI done at Texas Child.ren's Hospital in a week. That way we will be able to see what this fluid is going to do from now until then. Two weeks from then, I'll be going back to MFMD for another ultrasound to see if there was any change from the MRI till then. I guess so we can try to detect a pattern to see if its getting worse, better, or staying the same over a 3 week period of time.
My job for the next few weeks is: Try to stay calm, optimistic, pray. And try not to stress about the unknown. God has His plan for him, we just have to trust Him.