Friday, July 1, 2011

Dr BK Appointment - Fetal Specialist (29 weeks + 2 days)

   Cathy's appointment with Dr. BK today went well.  Not very much new information to pass along, but we did have another ultrasound.  They checked for cleft lip and cleft pallet (very common to DiGeorge) and they did not see anything abnormal.  Cathy will get an ultrasound every 2 weeks to check for excess fluid around Grant's heart.  This could be a sign that his heart is having to work too hard and could mean early delivery.  No excess fluid found so far so we should be OK for now.  Our due date is Sept 14, but Dr. DK said we should plan for sometime between 9/7~9/14.
   In the meantime, we are about 4 weeks away from our 2nd appointment with Dr Joshi the pediatric cardiologist.  He doesn't know yet if the heart defect is Truncus Arteriosus or Tetralogy of Fallot, but hopefully at 34 weeks he will be able to tell.  Both conditions require open heart surgery after delivery so neither is good news.  We continue to learn as much as we can about DiGeorge Syndome (22q11.2 deletion).

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