Monday, June 15, 2009

The Part I left Out

So I told you the best news from my appointment on Thursday in my last post.

Other good news: The doctor said that the subchronic hemorrhage has cleared up. (That was what they'd found on my 7 and 10 week ultrasounds.)

She did though find one area to watch on this ultrasound. She said she wouldn't have even told us, but it was in the report and she didn't want us to worry. (And again I was told not to Google it...)

They saw a Chroroid Plexus Cyst. It is a small cyst in the baby's brain. There is a very small (and from what I can tell controversial) connection between these cysts and Trisomy 18. On the plus side, but blood work came back with a 1 in 10,000 risk of Trisomy 18. The ultrasound also showed our little girl is a good size and has normal hands and feet. (Babies with Trisomy 18 tend to be small and have clenched fists.)

The doctor said that the only way to rule it out would be to do an amnio, but with the blood work and the baby's size she didn't feel it was necessary. It was the high-risk OB who was doing the test, so if she says not to worry I am okay with that! These cysts usually clear up on their own.

I think both of my "do not Google" diagnoses are the result of technology catching things we never knew were there before! On the plus side, I get an extra ultrasound in a month to monitor it.

So for now we are saying extra prayers, but not worrying about it. I go back to my regular OB tomorrow so I'll get her thoughts on it as well.

Now I better get planning...I have 3 hours or so to plan my drama lessons for today. = )


Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Congratulations on the little princess! I'm so excited for you. I'm saying prayers that all is fine, but it sounds like it will be. Take care of yourself and your little girl!!

Rachel said...

I'll be praying for your little girl. I know that it can be so hard to not worry as a mommy!

Kellie said...

You're amazing:) I think a lot of technology catches stuff that's always been around and just as prevalent. Just now we know about it more. We'll say some extra prayers for you, too. Have fun with your drama lesson! I'm so jealous that you get to teach drama!

Basham said...

Praying for the health of you and the little shamrock! It sounds as though you are in the good hands of doctors. Teaching fun!

Brittany Ann said...

Congrats on your little girl! Praying for you! It will all work out all right:)

Elaine A. said...

Praying that it will be no problem for your sweet baby girl!