Monday, August 22, 2011

Missing bone...

So here is the update on our little peanut.

We went in for a routine ultrasound almost 2 weeks ago, well what we thought was going to be routine. Everything was going fine during the ultrasound. The tech was very good at her job when she found a problem. She had the Doctor come in and he told us that it looks like our baby is missing his/her left radius bone. I never knew that could happen. So of course we had a ton of questions. The Doctor said he could not see anything more wrong besides that but he wanted us to meet with a genetic counselor at the University of Utah to rule out any other major problems.

Today we had our ultrasound at the University. It took FOREVER! The baby was as stubborn as could be! It would not move. They could not get a great look at its arm so they could not see if he/she has a thumb or not. If there is no thumb then we will need to figure a way after it's born to make a thumb somehow so he/she would have more use of the arm. If there is a thumb bone then it is just a little less visits to a specialist.

The heart and brain and other organs all looked good. According to the genetic counselor it looks like this is a sporadic thing that happened to this baby. That is great news. The only thing they could not say 100% sure was if the baby has the opening to its butt. Or as they called it the button on the butt. I guess with things like missing or shortened bones that something like no opening on the butt could happen. She could not get a great look today so she could not say for sure. If it is there and formed than everything is good but if there is no opening then that will be a whole list of other problems that I don't want to thing about.

I am hoping for the best of course and I know there are so many other terrible things we could have had happen but no one wants to see there baby go through anything like surgery or having to meet with different specialists.

So for now we hope for the best and try to get me to full term!


Melissa said...

I hope it is just the arm and best of luck to you. I will be thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Anonymous said...

Being the great parents that you two are, with kayden and riley, you all will help 3rd Braegger be a happy little baby.

Love you guy
Mike, Alicia, and Auron

Kathleen and Jeramey said...

Cassie I'm sorry you're having to go through this stress. Do you remember my brother Andrew? He had shortened arms on both arms, 3 fingers on his left hand & 4 on his right. They did a toe to hand transfer so that he could have a thumb on his right hand (using his right 2nd toe) & it has worked perfect! Yes he had to have a bunch of surgeries that totally sucked but it all turned out really well. So no worries it will all work out! You are such a great mom!
Love you guys!

Jake and Jen said...

Hoping for the best is a great idea!