James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wyatt's Echo #1

Yesterday (Thursday) James and I went to see Dr. Gibbin at Children's Medical for Wyatt's echocardiogram.  If you aren't sure what that is, don't worry, I didn't either until I looked it up online and YouTube.  Simply put it's basically a super duper sonogram. :-)  The doctor wasn't in the room for the actual sono, just the tech but she was in the next room watching on a screen.  She came in at the end to take just a couple more pictures of Wyatt's heart and then proceeded to show us what she saw.  To be simple and to the point, she said
  • the valves look good.
  • no valve leaks.
  • no fluid around the heart.
  • the aortic arch looks good, there is no narrowing (if there were he would need an additional surgery).
  • there is some compression of his left ventricle and left aorta but it's normal and she is not alarmed at all.  
  • Wyatt's heart is still on the right side of his chest but it's not tilted too far.
Overall, Dr. Gibbin was very positive and encouraging.  She wants to see us in a month to check again to make sure nothing changes.  She also suggested a good way to organize all the paperwork, information, ect we are getting from the doctors.  I went ahead and bought everything needed to execute this task!  :-)  

God has really held us up through this and He knew we needed news like this.  He loves Wyatt so much.  And He shows us that daily through just about everything.  Our friends, family doctors and complete strangers have all showed us so much love and support.  It has been overwhelming but in a good way.  We still ask for continued prayers as always.  Our hope is that we can glorify God and always reflect all honor and glory back to Him each and every day.

1 comment:

  1. Such wonderful news. I'm so happy for all three of you, but especially for Wyatt of course. Love you!