- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
We met with our midwife yesterday and everything was fine with that. We went in for the ultrasound and she looked good, moving around(has gained almost a pound in a month!) etc. Then the Dr comes in and keep going with the ultrasound, which I knew something was wrong. To make a long story short, she noticed something at the 20 week ultrasound and wanted to come in to get a closer look at it this time. There is a tumor(not cancerous) growing on her right lung that is causing all her other organs, including left lung and heart, to be pushed further over in the chest cavity. They’re going to try and get me in for an MRI next week so they can look at her and see how big this tumor is and if it continues to grow with her. If it’s the 1 that the dr thinks it could be, there is a 75% chance it could go away, or stop growing, by the time she’s born. If it’s the other tumor, it will continue to grow until it compresses her chest cavity so much that she starts to retain fluid in the lungs and heart and she could go into congestive heart failure and have to be delivered right away. IF that were to happen, she said my body would start to mimmic what’s going on with her and I could go into heart failure too. There is a possibility if that happens that the both of us could go into surgery and they would put a shunt in to drain the fluid and give her a little bit longer in me so she wouldn’t be born so early. If it’s the first tumor and it doesn’t do any more damage to her lung, she would have surgery shotrly after birth to remove the tumor and live a normal and healthy life.
I was an emotional wreck yesterday. The dr assured us that it was nothing I did and it was nothing that could have been prevented. Said it probably happened around 5 or 6 weeks when her lungs were forming and is just showing up now that she’s bigger and they can see more. I have never been more thankful to feel her little kicks and jabs than I am now. I know she’ll be fine but like I told my mom, I can’t believe how upset I am because I’ve only seen her on ultrasound, sounds weird I know. I was fine last night and this morning until I came into work and this is all I can think about now. I know we will both be fine but it’s just scary to think that there is alrealy something wrong with her. 🙁 We could use all the prayers we can get!