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September 12th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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So the nurse called me FIRST thing this morning and said I need to go to a high risk specialist and have an echo-cardiograph of his heart done in 2-3 weeks when he is a bit bigger to get a better look at his ventricle because it looks small, it's the left ventricle by the way not the right like I originally said. I have not spoken directly to the doctor to find out if this is just a precaution because she didn't get a good pic or if what she see's tells her it is indeed small. I have my regular OB appointment next Thursday so I'm not sure if I should just speak to her then about it or call her and see if I can get more answers now. I'm a mess. I cried dh cried. I don't know what to do. If my little guy has a heart problem he could require several surgeries and he will never fully be rid of the issue. Again, I felt deep in my gut I would get told bad news when I went to my sonogram and I was right. Not sure why I felt it. I thought it was just from the last two miscarriages that had me paranoid. I felt those were odd since I never had a miscarriage in my life before. Maybe I am just too old for my body to keep having healthy pregnancies. I know women do it well past my age but all bodies are different.
From my research online it is indeed possible his ventricle can grow to normal functioning size by the time he is born. I just keep hoping there isn't an issue and it was bad angling. Feel like I need answers NOW but will it really help how I'm feeling.....Thanks for reading the long post guys.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I'm so sorry. I hope when you go back in a few weeks that your little guys heart looks just fine. I would go ahead and call your dr and just talk to her. She may not be able to tell you anything or she may be able to help you calm down and give you some peace of mind, so it can't hurt to atleast give your dr a call. Hopefully when they get a better picture of his heart everything will look great. I'll be praying for your little one and for you.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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I would go ahead and call the doctor, I've always found more information to be reassuring myself. If it is just precautions than the doc can tell you and save you a week of tears and worry, and if it's not just precautions, then the doctor can let you know just how bad it is so you can better brace yourself.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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I'm hoping all is well too. I called the doc and left a message for the nurse or doc to call me back. So now I'll wait by the phone and see what they can tell me.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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I hate the waiting. My nurse and dr always take forever to call me back. I hope they get back to you quickly and tell you something to help ease your fears.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Thoughts and prayers to you and your lil one.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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*HUGS* it will be ok honey! You will be in my prayers.
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September 12th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. :-( I hope you hear back from the doc soon. I hope you can get some piece of mind until your next appointment. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Praying for you and your little guy!
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September 12th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Thanks u guys. Still waiting and hoping I get some good news to help ease my mind.
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September 12th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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Nurse called back. So apparently it's not a diagnosis that his ventricle is small. The tech couldn't get a good pic and just isn't sure. My papers say POSSIBLE small left ventricle. The specialist has the equipment to better see the heart from multiple angles and the baby should be bigger by then to get a better pic all around. So basically it's a precaution to double check it and see if it is or isn't. for sure. Maybe there is still hope he is fine and the tech just couldn't see it well.
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September 12th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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I would say that his heart is fine and the tech just couldn't get a good look at his heart. That's what the darn tech should have just said so you didn't worry needlessly. have they scheduled your appointment with the specialists yet? I'll be praying that you can not worry too much before then and that his heart looks great at the appointment.
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September 12th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Haven't scheduled me yet. The nurse said she sent the referral over and they should call me within 2 days and if they don't for me to call them and schedule it. If I don't hear back by monday then I'll call them and set it up. My sons 13th birthday is tomorrow so I'm just going to try and relax and enjoy my time with him. Take him out to eat and get him something nice. Maybe it will take my mind off it all and I can get through the weekend.
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September 12th, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I'm so glad that you called and that said that they need a better pictures! When I was pregnant with my son they did not get a clear picture of the four chambers of his heart...of course it scared me to death to have to go back in, but they assured me they just needed a better picture and all was ok! I'll be praying for the same thing for you and your baby!!!
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September 12th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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hope you get good news when they double check It sucks to have to wait for something like that
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September 12th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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It's good it's just a precaution, we'll be praying for you guys
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September 12th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Thanks everyone. Feels so good to have you guys for some support. I was a total wreck when she called me this morning. I have settled down a bit and am just looking forward to getting him looked at again and making sure he is ok.
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September 12th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Prayers your way! Hopefully the tech just wasn't able to get a good look and everything is fine. Sometimes these things sort themselves out, the babies still have a lot more work to do in the growing department. :hugs:
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September 12th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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So I got the appointment scheduled. Exactly two weeks from today on September 26th at 12:45. I am hoping still that it will sort itself out though if there is a problem. If it's too small now it could very well be fine the more he grows. I know it means constant monitoring the rest of the pregnancy though and frequent sonograms to check it (Sigh). I so wanted my last pregnancy to be happy and easy. Now i'm just worried. I'll keep you guys posted as I find out more.
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September 12th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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I'm glad you will be having another appt to sort this all out. You have my prayers that the scan shows that everything has caught up/is developing on schedule
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September 12th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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I'm sorry about this. I hope and pray everything is just fine and you get amazing news at your next appt!
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