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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fetal Echo Update

We are finally back home and settled in from our Dr. appointment today. First of all, up until today I was not completely convinced that she was a girl because she never gave us a full look-see. But today I am fully convinced, as we were given a clear view that she is indeed a feisty little girl. The fetal echocardiogram ultrasound took a very long time as our baby girl is VERY wiggly. Many structures that they need to get clear measurements of were difficult to capture. First of all, good news is that she has good prograde flow in all of her arteries/veins as they should be and she has good profusion to her brain. Not so good news is that her left side of the heart is even smaller in comparison to the right side of the heart as it has not continued to develop. Also, there is some fluid on her heart that is a concern and indicates that she is under some sort of stress, but the cause is not apparent. We have an anatomy/growth ultrasound scheduled for Friday and will be looking more closely at all of her other anatomy. I am praying that there are no other abnormalities discovered at this appointment. Please continue to pray for us as we continue to monitor her growth/progress.


  1. Are you familiar with the band Sanctus Real and their lead singer Matt Hammitt? Their son has HLHS. "Now a thriving two-year-old, Matt and Sarah continue to share Bowen’s remarkable story online at" I came across your blog on the comment you posted on the article by Kevin Thompson about Downs Syndrome and the USA Today op ed. Will certainly pray for you and your family!

  2. Laura,
    I am familiar with Sanctus Real, but did not know about Matt's son. Thanks for letting me know. Thank you so much for praying for is the best thing we can ask for at this time.