Thursday, March 10, 2011
Today was blessed
Today was "the day".
Today we went with our "team Mason" (Cory , I , my parents, and Cory's parents) to Dr. Evans office for Mason's echo-cardiogram.
This morning I had been up since 6am. I had cried on and off all morning. I had every emotion running through my body. Part of me didnt even want to go to the appointment for fear that they couldn't fix his heart. But since Mason is in MY uterus....I had to go.
We got to Dr. Evans office and I checked in while our family went to the waiting room. They took my vitals and then I joined everyone in the waiting room. We made chit-chat, but you could tell everyone had 1 thing on their minds....Mason. Finally I was called back for the 1st part of the sonogram. Cory, and "the moms" came back with me. We always have Terry do our sonograms. But being as Terry is in Florida right now (though I wouldn't mind going there to have the sono :) we had a different tech do the ultrasound....Joyce. ***This is where our "blessed" day begins*** We started the sono and Joyce took Mason's measurements. When she got to heart she said she knows about heart conditions first hand. She said her nephew just had open heart surgery in December for AVSD. That he was 4 months old when they did the surgery and he is doing great now.
What are the odds of our sonographer nephew having the same problem as Mason?
While we waited we got to ask Joyce lots of questions about the surgery (done at the SAME place Mason's will be!) She was full of answers and helpful information. Finally Dr. Gourtz and Dr. Evans came in so we could start Mason's evaluation. They focused mainly on the heart and valves...they mainly talked back and forth in "Dr Talk". Then finally they told us what they were seeing.
Here is our BLESSED NEWS:
**First off : Today Mason's heart looked like a whole new heart! Before it was a big black mass with only 1 chamber develped...now it has all 4 chambers and is only missing the center valves!!! Everyone was AMAZED ...even the DRs!***
Mason's hygroma is even smaller and should eventually go away!!
Mason's heart defect is called AVSD, the most common heart defect in babies with DS.
He has no other additional heart defects.
He wont need surgery till about 3 to 6 months of age.
His cord doppler ratio (cord pressure) is steady at 4.2
He SHOULD only need 1 open heart surgery.
He is on the road to make it closer to full term!!
His surgery should be pretty routine for AVSD. (not that I would call open heart surgery routine!)
We are so very very blessed.
We cried tears of joy and FINALLY feel like there is hope for Mason!!!
God is doing miracles with Mason.
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR YOUR PRAYERS....THEY ARE WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mommy loves you sweet boy....Thank you for hanging on ...Cant wait to kiss you little face.
Posted by Mrs. B at 1:38 PM