C told us that the pain is better, since the doctor told her to push on the painful area and get Baby O to move to a more comfortable position. It worked!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Cardiologist on Friday
C called today. On Friday, we will be going with C (and O!) and her social worker to a "special hospital" not too far from here to see the "very special pediatric cardiologists" to let them do a fetal echocardiogram and give their opinion on our little sweetheart's sweet heart. As of an ultrasound done a few weeks ago at the "regular hospital", we think that Baby O has a cardiac defect called a VSD (ventricular septal defect). These can be minor problems or more major problems. Currently the thought is that O's VSD in of the peri-membranous variety which usually needs surgery in the first year of life. Cardiac defects are very common in babies with Down Syndrome. The cardiologist who read the first fetal echo gave us an 80% chance that she has the VSD. That of course means that there is a 20% chance she doesn't have it! We keep praying!