Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Update!

Ok, so we have not a lot, but a lot of information. We had our specialist ultrasound today and there is definitely a fluid of some sort behind the neck area. This could be a non-septated cystic hygroma or it could be fluid from the amniotic sac. There is no way to tell for certain what is going on inside. The non-septated cystic hygroma is better than a septated - which would mean there would be many blockages and walls along the fluid build up. So that is a positive! The fluid measured at 3.5mm thick and anything above 2mm is when they see a red flag. The great new is that the fluid build up measured smaller today than yesterday. Already the power of prayer is working! There are three possibilities we have to sit and wait for - 1)that this is nothing and it goes away on its own 2) this could indicate a chromosomal abnormality 3)this could indicate a heart defect.

We will return to this same specialist at 16 weeks and then, if I elect to, we will also have amniocentesis. I would prefer not to have the amnio, so I am praying this will disperse by the power of God. Dr. Odom sounds very positive about everything and he knows that he sees a healthy baby and has vowed to do everything humanly possible to help our little one. At 22-24 weeks we will visit a doctor to do an ecocardiogram on the baby to check for any heart defects. As far as the chromosomal abnormalities there are a few different instances here. If it is a boy we can rule out Turner's syndrome; we will have to consider Trisomy 21 and lastly Trisomy 13 & 18 which I had read (and viewed from other blogger friends) have been given many incompatible with life prognosis'.

I know that none of this will happen because I have full faith in God and that He is watching our baby and this fluid will go away. Who knows, maybe the little "halo" is just Hudson holding and watching over his brother or sister. Please continue to pray as we sit and wait for this fluid to do what it is going to do. Please pray that the fluid will go away and that our baby will be a healthy little one ready to face the world. I know it is a cop-out to say that we have already been through so much when I know there are so many others that have been through so much more - I would love my happy ending with this little one. I know that the power is prayer is so strong and God can do anything. Please pray for Baby H - please add him/her to your prayer lists, groups, tell others to pray. I will be sure to update when we hear new information - it may be a few weeks when I can update on this particular situation, but we will be having more doctor visits before then!!

I will say that I am TRULY amazed at one big thing that happened today. Anytime (starting right when I got up) I started having a negative thought a hymn or praise song would loudly pop into my head. It was AMAZING! I could feel the power and presence of God and all that have been praying for us and our baby. What an experience....

14 comments:

Lindsey Bowen said...

Your walk with God is inspiring Kim. What a beautiful mama you are. Love you and I'll be praying for little Baby H. You are beautiful on every level sweet friend.

Tracey said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, for this little babe, through the holiday season and as Hudson's angelversary approaches....

We also lost our child in January, a daughter named Rose. I like to think that she and Hudson are watching over our sweet little babies growing anew....

Sending you much love, peace and prayer....

Holly said...

That is very good news that the fluid wasn't as much as yesterday! I am praying that it continues to go down and Baby H is perfectly healthy. I am so glad that you have felt the presence of God. There are many praying for you and your baby!

KK said...

Praying

Danielle said...

I have been holding my breath all day! I know everything will turn out just fine. It has to. I got choked up when you mentioned seeing the halo because Hudson was there protecting this little one... I don't think that's too far from the truth! Praying fervently for you and your family (((HUGS)))

JamieW said...

Praying and inspired by you.

Melissa said...

You are such an inspiration to me...The way you have illustrated your faith in God to those of us who cannot even begin to imagine what it has been like to go through the life experiences that you have in the last year truly leaves me in awe.

This little miracle is continually in my thoughts and prayers as are you, John, and Hudson. I have full faith that the Lord's Will will be done and that through it all, you will find peace, comfort, and joy!

Once A Mother said...

My sister's first child had something very similar show up on her ultrasound. I don't remember the specifics, but this sounds very familiar. Well after much worry, my niece was born happy and healthy. I will pray that the same goes for your little one.

Sarah said...

praying for you and your little one xx

croleyc69 said...

Praying for you so much and Baby H.
{{HUGS}}
Caroline

Stacy D said...

Still praying...

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly,
We share a couple of things in common. We have obviously the same name and we both have very special angels in Heaven. Continue to sing your praises because our Heavenly Father has many blessings for you. Baby H. is going to be great!! I lift you and Baby up in prayer everyday and God is holding you both in His Hands. Keep your faith and stay strong in His word.
All my Love,
Kimberly Redick

Traci Michele said...

Hey there! I'm praying praying praying!

I too, was told at 10 week that our baby had a Cystic Hygroma. We got a very bad prognosis.

We now have a perfectly healthy and happy baby boy....

Praying with you!

Hugs,
Traci

I know how scary this is for you! I was there... sigh.

You can read about it here

http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2009/07/never-forget.html

Tiffany said...

Praying for you, your husband and Baby H. It gave me goosebumps when you thought that maybe the halo was Hudson keeping an eye on the baby. Maybe so. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to more updates as this baby grows.

 
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