So, if you read my post yesterday you will know I had an amniocentesis done yesterday morning. Though it was probably one of the most unpleasant experiences I’ve ever had (if not the most), it had EXTREMELY pleasant results…thus far!
My doctor had surgeries today and called from his car about 4:30. He said round one of the amnio results looked “normal as a nail” HUGE relief!!! We are thrilled to have gotten past this first hurdle. Cohen loves being in my belly and I hope he stays there just as long as possible!
I had the first round of results expressed but not all of them can be calculated that quickly. The major ones though can be detected and praise God, there are no major defects. This is good in our situation because as I’ve mentioned previously, with Cohen’s heart condition, doctor’s were certain his life with any chromosomal genetic defects would not be compatible with the heart.
Doctor did ask me how I was feeling after yesterday. He said that vein thing isn’t typical and sorry. I feel MUCH better today. Still a bit sore but not NEAR like yesterday!
For the rest of the results from the amnio, it will take about one to two weeks. Doctor said he would call just as soon as they were in and we would probably come in. The rest of the results will give us a lot more insight as to where and perhaps what happened causing the heart defects. It will also tell us a little bit more maybe about future pregnancies. We go in for a normal appointment next Thursday. I’ll also have my glucose test done then. So, maybe results by then.
We are just so glad that these results are giving Cohen more hope!
Our major prayer is for the pulmonary veins to exist!
Next up…(some probably aren’t in any particular order of taking place)
-appointment next week with OB
-rest of amnio results arriving
-put our house for sale
-help my parents move into their house here
-sale our house
-move into different house
-meet with cardiologist and and surgeon at Texas Children’s in Houstin – March 29th(tentative)
-meet with cardiologist, surgeon & high risk OB at Texas Children’s in Dallas on March 31st
~Find place to live in Dallas…or wherever we decide feels like a good fit for Cohen to be born and have his heart surgeries.
Man on Man! One day at a time.. lots of deep breaths!
Several of you had emailed and commented about a blog button. My bf & blog designer, Allison, designed Cohen a button! Isn’t it precious! If you would like to take and post, go right ahead! You can go to her personal blog to grab the button or off my sidebar. You can also check out her work on her design blog.
To add the button to your page, simply copy the code underneath the picture at the right hand corner of my blog, and insert it into a new html gadget in the layout section of your dashboard.
Thanks SO much for all your thoughts and prayers! I’m still working to reply to emails!