Sunday, May 6, 2007

Week 32 Ultrasounds



Here are some pictures from Friday's appointment at the perinatologist. We were able to finally get a couple good shots of Wyatt, who turned back chest up instead of facing Randi's spine. You can really see Parks cheeks getting some baby fat on them now. We'll be seeing the real thing soon.

If you've been reading, you know that Randi was in the hospital yesterday for additional fluids and scans after a sub par evaluation on Friday. When that doctor scans, he typically takes samples in three different places in the umbilical cord. He told us on Friday that there is one spot in the cord, near Wyatt's head, where we keep seeing the reverse end diastolic flow. On his first two samples on Saturday afternoon, he found no reverse blood flow and a return to consistent absent end diastolic flow. In the one spot where we saw continuous reverse flow on Friday, there was very good (for Wyatt) diastolic blood flow that looked more like Parks'. Wyatt's S/D ratio, systolic to diastolic ratio, on that sample was seven. With absent and reverse blood flow, there is no S/D ratio because dividing by zero is zero, but even when we have some diastolic flow the ratios were in the 30's and 40's, and we may have even seen one in the 90's once. The lower the number the better, for example, Parks ratio was four. It was the first time we had seen a very good sample since the first of April and even before that. When the doctor saw it, he was speechless, he really didn't know what to think of it. We are certain it was/is nothing short of a miracle. Our prayer is still 34 weeks. At that point, we will setup a date for the C-section. Randi returns tomorrow to the perinatologist for doppler scans and we will do growth scans again on Thursday. I assume she'll be in the hospital either Tuesday or Wednesday for more fluids. We are still praying that Wyatt has made it to 2 lbs.

2 comments:

Jennisa said...

Praise GOD! I was thinking you were going to have a different outcome, but GOD has answered prayers! What a long road you two...I am astounded at all you have went through, and won't it all be worth it when you look at your boys for the first time... (goosebumps).....

JenMom said...

Jennisa's comment brought goosebumps and tears. Every day counts.