Friday, July 31, 2009

Back From CHOP...

We had a very busy day today at CHOP. It took us 53 minutes to get there with absolutely no traffic. It took us 2 hours to get home...
The appointments started at 8am with the growth ultrasound. Baby Sirianni did not cooperate. After about an hour and a half of measuring this and that; the radiologist came in {insert nerves here} and tried to get a good view himself. He was concerned that the baby could have a clubbed left foot but, he couldn't get a good enough view to be confident. We asked him at this point if he saw the thymus. {The thymus has to do with the immune system and they couldn't see it at our last appointment at CHOP} He couldn't see it because of the jawbone shadow. { insert more nerves} Then Kate the ultrasound tech, came back in around 9:50... Finally the baby decided to move around and she was able to see everything she needed to; including the legs {no club foot} and the Thymus. Praise God! I think we finally finished around 10:15.
They switched our schedule around and sent us right back into another room for the echo cardiogram. This also was about two hours long.
We had three different cardiologists looking at the heart. They all agreed that the hole between the chambers is still there and the left ventricle is kind of just going no where. They spoke with a lot of generals because, they won't really know the full extent of the Tetralogy of Fallot, until after the baby is born and they can do testing and MRIs on the baby.
We also met with the Director of the Fetal Heart Program and the midwife who will be our OB after 34 weeks.
Baby Sirianni is weighing in at 1 lb 12 oz,
We are very thankful to be at CHOP. They are all very nice and very helpful. We are very thankful to God for everyone there that He has place in our life.
Pray that the baby will be strong and stable when he/she is born. This will speed up the surgery time and help in recovery.

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