Sunday, July 12, 2009
I went for my follow up ultrasound and the baby does have a condition called duodenal atresia. He will need surgery after he is born. I do have too much amniotic fluid because he can't swallow it and am at risk for early delivery, but have been cleared to go on vacation next week with my family so I am grateful for that. In 3 weeks Mike and I have to go to Orlando to meet with the specialists at Winnie Palmer to go over the surgical and treatment plan. As of today his heart is normal which is a big deal because 50% of kids with the atresia also have heart defects. Right now we are all doing fine and just praying that the road ahead will be as easy for the baby as possible. I'm attaching a link to a website that has the best summary of the condition that I have come across. http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/gosh_families/information_sheets/duodenal_atresia/duodenal_atresia_families.htmlThank you all so much for your prayers.