A friend from a mom's board I go to is 20 weeks pregnant and just had her ultrasound. Here is what she wrote;
"I had my 20 week ultrasound today and I'm so sad to say that there appear to be a few major problems.
1) They couldn't see the baby's stomach. Since they didn't see it last time either it is now a concern. In addition, I have too much amniotic fluid, which is consistent with digestive problems. They believe that the stomach is not properly connected to the esophagus.
2) They believe that the baby has a heart defect. Specifically, the left ventricle is much smaller than the right.
When you put the 2 defects together they think it's a high likelihood that the baby has a chromosomal defect of some kind. The best case scenario if it is a chromosome problem is Down's Syndrome and they get worse from there. So, I had an amnio done today and will have to wait until the results come in.
If any of you with Down's Syndrome children recognize these ultrasound results or can shed any light for me, I would appreciate any feedback. I don't know what to think or expect. I'm numb and overwhelmed right now. "
We didn't know Patrick had Ds until he was born so I cant give her any advice about what they saw on the ultrasound. I was just wondering if anyone here had similar results to this ultrasound. Thanks for any help you can give!
Gotta love the Wiggles. I had a Wiggles ban in my house a few years ago because they drove me nuts. So of course my older boys would put it on to drive me crazy. Then one day I was watchng PAtrick while he was watching them~and he was dancing and trying to sing and really getting involved with it~not just sitting and watching it. Well, of course the ban was lifted and I now love the Wiggles~we even saw them when they came to town last year.
It must have been wonderful to hear Eric say that. I can totally relate becuase Patrick's doesn't have many words and sometimes he will come out with things that makes me understand that he is getting it~he just can't always form it and get it out.
I had a hard time finding a dentist for Patrick, who is 6, and happened on a pediatric dentist who specializes in children with special need~even wrote a book about it for other dentists! I really lucked out. I was a little put off when the dentist who saw my other boys didn't want to see Patrick but I'll tell you, after taking Patrick to the dentist he has now I can see why the "regular" dentist didn't feel comfortable seeing him. Patrick needed a lot of work done and I had to sit in the chair and wrap my arms and legs around Patrick to keep him still~this was even with medicine to sedate him. I am gald we found someone who felt comfortable with Patrick and understood how he was reacting.
I was lucky to have found someone in my area but would drive an hour and a half to go to someone who was comfortable treating Patrick if that's what I had to do. It sounds like you have someone you like now~hopefully he wont need too many visits and you wont need to make the trip too often.