Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just when things were looking up....

My momma and I went to my sonogram appt. yesterday at 4pm. This was our "weekly"
sonogram. Here is the "run down".

*Mason's heart rate: 136 (normal)

*Hygroma is the same size (no bigger)(super yay!)

* He gained 10 oz in 1 week! He is now 2lbs 6oz!!!!

* 75th % for overall size (was 53rd% last wk)

* Femur length is now 56th% (was 17th% last week ...huge improvement!)


The first part of the sono went great..... then it happened.. bad news.
** Not only are the Drs watching the hygroma and hydrops, They are watching for distress.**

Mason has slowly been showing some signs of distress.

* First he doesn't do heart accelerations like he should. ( Healthy babies will respond with an increased heart rate during times of movement, and the heart rate will decrease at rest. ) Masons stays about the same. (adequate oxygen is required for fetal activity and heart rate to be within normal ranges. When oxygen levels are low, the fetus may not respond normally. Low oxygen levels can often be caused by problems with the umbilical cord.)

That leads us the the next problem....Mason's cord. He is having to work hard to push blood to and from his cord. This causes his body to have to work overtime. This puts Mason in distress. He is just over the "limit" of the safe zone for cord pressure. Last week it was higher (and he was active during sono). The main thing is that he was resting during the sono and he was still over the limit on pressure.

Now we have to monitor his "Cord doppler ratio". They are going to consult Dr. Evans on this situation. They said it may boil down to DAILY SONOGRAMS. Were praying this doesnt happen.

We were thinking we were going to deliver early due to its looking like we will deliver due to distress. Were still looking at delivering withing the next few weeks.

So were asking for more "detailed" prayers.
* no distress
* no edema
* no hydrops
* no early delivery

Thank you for you continued prayers...Mason is still fighting.


  1. My family and I are praying for you. Thank you for putting specifics to pray for too! I'll be making sure we pray specifically for your needs. I hope that you find some peace in this situation. May God comfort each of you in this time.

  2. I came across your blog through the nest and haven't been able to stop praying for you, Mason, and your entire family. I know you say your not, but you really are so strong! I will continue to pray for everyone, especially over the next couple weeks.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with Mason!

  4. Praying these prayers for little Mason!

  5. I too came across your blog from the Nest and want to let you know I check for Mason updates every day and send up prayers for your family.

  6. * no distress
    * no edema
    * no hydrops
    * no early delivery

    Got it, it's the only thing I'm asking God during my prayers tonight, along with gratitute that Mason IS still fighting!


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