Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Heres my Hope!

So from the time the Drs had told me what they had found in Little H's head I have gone from worry to reassuring myself that he is fine. The sonographer had said that he wasnt even going to mention it, but I guess hes high risk and its his job to find whatever.. so he told us, My Dr said that shes confident it doesnt mean anything but just maybe a genetic thing. She said that we have done every single test, and sonogram to make sure that he is ok. So I find some comfort in this.. this doesnt however stop me worrying :( I just want a normal healthy baby boy and while that seems like an easy request he has his own plan I guess.

I am comforted to know that my friends and family are praying for him, and even my dad has his whole church in England praying for Little H! :) Its only a few weeks to go.. and I just PRAY hes safe and well.

Here is an article that I enjoy reading.. it gives me hope that the fact that they found this later, and with no other abnormalities means that he is just fine! :)

Clinical significance of isolated enlargement of the cisterna magna (> 10 mm) on prenatal sonography
J. A. Haimovici, P. M. Doubilet, C. B. Benson and M. C. Frates Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
Enlargement of the cisterna magna has been reported to be associated with aneuploidy. In prior studies of cisterna magna enlargement, however, those fetuses with abnormal chromosomes have had other sonographic abnormalities in addition to a large cisterna magna. Our goal was to assess the clinical significance of the isolated finding of a cisterna magna measuring more than 10 mm in anteroposterior dimension on a prenatal sonogram. We retrieved all prenatal sonograms performed at our institution between 1989 and 1996 in which an enlarged cisterna magna was the only sonographic abnormality. Cases were included in our study if the cisterna magna measured more than 10 mm in the appropriate plane and the fetal survey was otherwise normal, including normal cerebellar size and morphology. Pregnancy outcome and postnatal follow-up were obtained in each case. Fifteen cases comprised our study population. In all 15 fetuses, the enlarged cisterna magna was first seen in the third trimester (gestational age range, 26 to 37 weeks). The cisterna magna ranged from 11 to 19 mm in size (mean, 12.9 mm). All 15 pregnancies resulted in phenotypically normal liveborn infants. All the mother and infants had short hospital stays (1 to 4 days), and the infants were normal at discharge. Longer follow-up was available in eight cases (range, 2 to 69 months), and all eight of these infants were normal. Our results suggest that isolated enlargement of the cisterna magna to more than 10 mm is associated with normal pregnancy and neonatal outcome.

1 comment:

April said...

all of this asking everyone to pray for baby H..makes me wonder if this is God's way of telling YOU to pick up praying again and regain some faith in him! :)