Thursday, May 14, 2009
Keep 'em Coming...Your Prayers are Working!
This morning we had a check up appointment with our perinatologist (high risk OB). He got on the ultrasound to take a look at how our little girl's heart is doing. And he had a good report. When we had our initial visit with the pediatric cardiologist that diagnosed HLHS he could not even see the left ventricle at all. At the appointment this morning I (with my untrained eye) could see the left ventricle! The doctor pointed it out to me and he showed a pleasant surprise to see it at all, let alone at the size it is, from what I could see it looked to be about 1/3 of the size of the right ventricle. That may not sound like much, but it grew that much in just over 3 weeks! The doctor also reported that the aortic arch (the main artery that carries blood to the rest of the body) looks really good. He was surprised and impressed with it's size and clarity in the ultrasound. This also is what we prayed and fasted for, and I know this is no coincidence! The developments are answers to our many many prayers. These are both great developments! It feels so good to have some positive news! And she still has plenty of time to keep growing inside, so please keep your prayers coming! We know that Heavenly Father is right here with us, helping our little girl and I know that He will continue to be with us, and answer our prayers!