Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monthly doc appt

Yesterday was another appointment with Dr. Galaif. Things all went a-OK. Heather dropped her pee off and we got to hear the heartbeat again, which was loud 'n strong. We asked questions about the possible umbilical vein varix diagnosis. The dr said it is a really rare thing (if it turns out that we actually have this), and they don't have too much information on it. It is something that folks never would have been able to detect before, without high definition ultrasounds that did not exist 10 years ago.

I called Perinatal Associates (where we get our high def ultrasounds) to ask a few more questions. I got to speak to Amy, the genetic counselor that we met with on our very first visit. She talks a bit much, but was really really nice. She concurred with the ultrasound doctor that based on the literature that is out there now, there's nothing additional that needs to be done besides an extra ultrasound. All of the instances of "bad stuff" out there are when this condition is present with multiple other abnormalities, which thankfully there are none of. So for now, I feel pretty good about it all...

Oh and the doctor green-lighted our trip to Kauai at the end of October. Huzzah!