Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Busy, busy week!

The week started out with Mina's growth scan and follow up appointment at her regular OB in Maryland. Both babies are growing beautifully, Noah weighing in at 2 pounds 1 ounce, and Charlie weighing in at 2 pounds 2 ounces.

Mina getting scanned at the OB

Baby Noah

Baby Charlie waving

Mina's contractions didn't really stop with the dosage of Procardia she was on, however, so the doctor upped the dosage and the frequency, and now her contractions have gotten a lot better. She's still taking it easy, taking the opportunity to study for the nursing boards.

Today, she got to have a follow up fetal echo at Children's, as well as meet her new OB. The fetal echo was very good, according to Dr. Donofrio (the head of the fetal heart program). Charlie's heart function, aside from his HLHS, is very good. She was very pleased with the study. Josh and Mina got to have a lot of questions answered, as this was the first time they sat down with the team since the news of Charlie's diagnosis. As you can imagine, that meeting was a big blur. They also got to tour the Cardiac ICU where Charlie will be staying, as well as the Heart and Kidney floor, which is where he will be moved to once he no longer requires intensive care and will be getting ready for the transition home. It was a very, very good appointment, and Josh and Mina both left there feeling very positive and confident.

Josh had to go back to work after this appointment, so Mina's sister accompanied her to meet the new OB, Dr. Downing. He was an absolute sweetheart, and answered all of both of their questions (it's good to have a labor and delivery nurse as a sister!).

All in all, a very good and productive day. Mina's next appointment is in 2 weeks, where her cervix will be measured again and she will do her glucose testing. Hopefully in the next two weeks there will be nothing new to update on! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I was just forwarded the link to your blog, so I thought I'd drop you a line!
    I also have a son called Charlie... who also has HLHS. He's six now, doing brilliantly, and is coming up fast on his third-stage surgery.
    Feel free to check out his blog if you'd like see what he gets up to. We live in the UK, but my email is on my profile - if there is anything I can do, questions you'd like answered, or whatever - please don't hesitate to drop me a line. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, as you wait to meet your boys!
    With love, Alison x