LOOK PERFECT!!!! 🙂
We could not have asked for a better appointment with the cardiologist this morning. The lady who did the ECHO last time also did it this time. I kept my composure realtively well. I started bawling driving to the appointment and cried each time she said baby A & B each had 4 chambers.
The ECHO was definitely tricky since there were two babies to review, but the lady seemed to know exactly what to do. Baby girl is on my right side head down and feet up. Baby boy was on my left side with his head closer to my hip and his feet closer to sister’s head. Well, once baby girl’s ECHO was finished up, we took a little break. When we got back to looking, baby boy had moved his head right by his sisters. Pretty sweet stuff. He then was at more of angle. Baby girl cooperated very well. She just relaxed and only wiggled a little. Baby boy, notsomuch. He was a wild child moving all over the place. He kept putting his arms in front of his chest. It reminded me so much of Cohen in there.
Brent and I know a little more what we were looking at this time, but the lady was really good about telling us this time that there were four chambers, no arrhythmias, etc. Last time, she barely said a word. I assume it’s because she immediately saw quite a bit wrong. We talked to both the lady doing the ECHO and the cardiologist about what Cohen went through and what ended up happening. He fought the heart defects so hard and did so amazing in pregnancy and at birth..and for days following. Ultimately, he got a tear in his trachea. It is pretty weird to still think he was so perfect everywhere but his heart. Now, we have this two babies with perfect hearts. We are praying for the rest of this pregnancy and the both babies to continue to be healthy.
We wouldn’t sit in the same patient/waiting room as last time. It didn’t even take half the waiting time as last time before the cardiologist came in after reviewing the ECHO videos. It was completely different feel than last time. She immediately said, “well, both hearts look perfect!” Then, made a sigh of deep relief as we did, too. She was SO happy to deliver this news. I definitely think she remembered us. She said there are of course small holes and such she can miss, but nothing major. She said with twins, the risk of early arrival/premature birth is quite increased, which we knew. With that, there can be a few things that come up regarding the heart, but none of which should cause a major issue. Of course, she too said it’s very important to keep them in as long as possible. She said we would only need to come back and see her in if our OB saw any changes or if the pediatrician had any concerns when checking the babes.
I’m so happy I just cry thing about it. I miss Cohen, too, but I know he has and is playing a great role in all of this. He’s taught us so much and is still so much a part of us.
We were thankful to get only one picture of a heart from the cardiologist. It’s that of what a normal fetal circulation would be and it applies to both babies.
Thank you SO MUCH for your thoughts and prayers!!!
Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. – Hebrews 11:1