Wednesday, July 17, 2013

the unknown - 7/16/13 - 19w5d


This weeks appointment was short and painless for the most part, as the doc likes to say "status quo." Once again Dr. Shields told us how he likes everything to fit into a box and make sense to him but our baby doesn't. Early on, Joshua was presenting an extremely large bladder which suggests that there were working kidneys and a bladder. However, the next appointment Joshua was displaying no bladder and low amniotic fluid. The next week Joshua had lost all fluid and this has been the case for a while now.  It seems like there might be some kind of congenital heart defect although, all of the plumbing and chambers are formed. None of this fits into a box and has a simple medical explanation so at this point we are still left guessing at the cause and what the path was that led to it.

While I am only 20 weeks I'm getting very uncomfortable and we are ready to meet our little men in person. We know how underdeveloped they are but, October cannot come soon enough.  

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