Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby Girls Echo Cardiogram at 24 weeks

Well today was the big day for baby girl's echo. I was pretty nervous this morning. I thought for sure they were going to tell me bad news. So we went to the appointment at 1:00. The tech started taking pictures and of course baby girl wasn't in the right position for the best pictures... but she did w/ what she could. She printed me a bunch of pics in 2D then switched on the 3D for me. Baby girl is still skinny but she is sooo cute!

Her knees were touching her nose!
Face shot

So then the Dr. came in and did the same scan again. He checked out the VSD and said it's still there, but he's still not overly concerned with it. We'll just continue to watch it. I asked him to check the kidney that had fluid on it and he said "looks good... if anything it looks better". Then he really started to study the heart. The flow of blood through all the vessels and the heartbeat. Well he heard something new. He said it has nothing to due with the Down Syndrome. Baby girl is having PAC's ( premature atrial contractions) and has borderline of SVT (Supraventricular tachycardia). He had them hook me up for a NST to confirm the PAC's and it did. For now we have to watch this. He wants me back on Wednesday for another NST to see if it's getting better or worse. This can be treated in utero. We'll see what happens on Wednesday. This could be hereditary (from me). I'll update on Wednesday :)