Monday, February 7, 2011
Doctor's appointment- Week 23
Doctor E. went over the findings from my last high risk appointment. (This was a reminder to Ryan and I to make sure we get him to tell us what he sees before we leave the office.) According to his notes, he had also mentioned that the fluid around Isabelle's neck was no longer visible. Her chin is no longer noticeably smaller and is now measuring correctly (one of the three things he pointed out that showed Isabelle has DS). I am not sure what this means but this sounds like a good thing. Also, her bowels were showing a little bright on the ultrasound. We did ask at our last appointment about her other organs and we were told that all of her other organs (besides her heart) are showing normal and developing properly. Now, we need to find out what it means when the bowels are a little bright. Dr. E. made it sound like it doesn't necessarily mean something is wrong with their development. Thankfully, we have our high risk appointment next Tuesday so we can get these questions answered and also explain that we would like to know all of his findings before the end of our appointment. I wouldn't think this is something we would have to say but obviously we do. Now we know!
Doctor E. also sounded very confident with delivering Isabelle in Sandestin. She said she will obviously go off the recommendations of the Cardiologist and the high risk doctor but she feels very comfortable that Isabelle will be just fine. This would make things much more convenient with our family and the boys but we obviously want to do what is best for Isabelle.
So another week down and hopefully quite a few more to go. We can't wait to meet Isabelle but she needs to stay put for as long as possible.