Friday, December 18, 2009

Update on Averie

Where to start...Alot has happened since the last email. First to get the bad news out of the way...The baby now has a cyst on her ovary that is oval shaped(like usual) and it is 6cm at the longest and 4 cm. That is HUGE. We are praying this goes away and does not cause any breathing issues when she is born. She obviously does not need any more obstacles! Ok, soooooo much more good news! We had another echo done on Tuesday this week and the cardiologist was somewhat shocked. She is still very critical and serious, but alot of things got better and changed, somehow(we know how!!). Her pulmonary artery did not grow from the last scan. He actually said, "I cannot explain how this happened!" Also, her branches, which were once very off from each other in size are now the SAME size! He was happy about this. There is still NO FLUID around her heart, nor is she any longer in danger for this happening. He was very impressed at her aortic arch. Apparently most of the time with this heart condition, this gets smashed or something, he said "Hers is beautiful!" That all happened in one echo scan! Then, he has been asking me if I would consider a Fetal MRI. I said of course. He said it will not change anything, but just give him a better feel for her outcome. WELL.....That was done yesterday, and I was the first expectant mother to do this at Children's Hospital, it was neat. When I came out, the cardiologist and radiologist were looking at it all and the cardiologist was smiling from ear to ear! He showed me that this baby has GREAT LUNGS. I knew that their main concern all along is that she would never grow lungs since her pulmonary artery is so large, it takes up lung space and sometimes leaves no room for lungs to develop, which is why I was not given much hope all along. But, she has them and plenty developed and alot of lung space, still compromised, but very good. He said if she were born today, he believes she would be just fine! I cried so much! We had not heard anything like this all along. When he said how happy he was with the MRI and his findings, I told him that we have SO many people all over praying for this baby. He just said he was glad to hear it. So, thanks for praying for her and us, and please continue. I have 2 1/2 weeks left. I should deliver by c-section on Jan 6 at 630 am, with many specialist present. Her condition is SO uncommon, they do not see it alot. But they are ready(and so are we) I will keep you all updated on her cyst. Thank you again!
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17