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 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.


Mommy loves you sweet boy....Thank you for hanging on ...Cant wait to kiss you little face.


  1. WONDERFUL news!!!! So happy for you, Mason, your husband, your family. YEA MASON!!!!!

  2. AMAZING news!! I am so happy to hear he is doing so well!! I will continue prayers for your little family!

  3. YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. So glad to hear the good news and hear that prayers are being answered.

  5. God is so faithful!! I am sobbing, crying tears of joy with you all. I have and will continue to agree with you in prayer that Mason is born healthy and full term. What a plan God must have for this little boy's life!

  6. I've been thinking about you all day & just had a chance to check this. That is SOOOOO great. I'm so happy for you I could cry!

  7. Thank you for sharing such great news!! I am so happy for you!!

  8. Oh happy tears!! What a strong boy you have there! This makes my heart so happy!! So glad Mason's Mommy can now have some peace = )

  9. I know you don't know me, but reading this brought tears to my eyes. Sweet little Mason is a trooper. I have been praying and thinking of you all.

  10. Such beautiful news to read!!!!
    You, mason and the rest of the family will continue to be lifted in prayer.

  11. Oh I am crying many many happy tears for you! This is exactly what I prayed for, HOPE! I'm so thrilled for you and your whole family, and I hope that you have a full-term and healthy baby boy in your arms when he's ready to meet the world!

  12. That is wonderful news! My heart smiled as I was reading that! I am so happy for you and your family! You'll continue to be in my prayers.

  13. So glad to hear everything is looking up. Go Mason!

  14. Amazing news! God works wonders! I will continue to keep you and Mason in my prayers!

  15. *TEARS* Praise God!! That is so amazing... I love it when Doctor's are surprised by God's faithfulness. Not only do I pray for Mason's health, but also that the Dr's will be so amazed at your strength and God our healer that even they will grow in Love for the Lord.

    Wow - I can't beleive it!! He is SO good. And I am SOOO stoked for you guys!

  16. I am tearing up reading this - what good news! I hope that he stays stable and everything keeps looking up. Best of luck to you guys!

  17. Thank you, Jesus!!! OH my gosh, this is a thousand prayers from around the world ANSWERED! We are still praying for you guys, but this is amazing news! I am so happy for you guys and I'm even more happy thinking of you blogging about this cute blue-eyed blond little Mason celebrating his first birthday! Wonderful news! Prayers are still going your way! Prayer works. :)

  18. What amazing news! I am thrilled for you guys!
    ~ "Macchiatto" from TB

  19. That is so wonderful! Praise God!

  20. I cried when I read this incredible news!!!! How great is our God@!!!! I have been praying so hard for Mason and all of you, and I am overjoyed!! I cannot wait to hear all about his sweet birth and see pictures of you with him!!! Congrats on the awesome news, Mama!! :)

  21. Wonderful News! Our God is good!


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