Level II u/s notes

Diana was the technician and then Dr. Bobrowski and Dr. Heller (Olivia’s Pediatric Cardiologist – PC) attended.

Olivia is measuring in the 70th percentile (up from the 50th last week). They have her at 29-30 weeks based on her measurements.

We saw the following:

  • There was a “nice arch in the aorta”. The PC was thrilled by that.
  • Olivia’s ribs are growing and making the U/S’s more complicated in the sense of we have to work harder to avoid the shadows.
  • The Main Valve is still not leaking which is AWESOME.
  • Kidneys and stomach are where they should be and look good. Gallbladder is definitely on the wrong side but looks good otherwise.

Olivia was all over the place. At one point her feet were way up near my ribs. Then she was in a jack knife position which made for some fun in attempting to get a good scan of the heart.

Dr. Heller was surprised that the smaller portion of Olivia’s heart has continued to grow which makes us believe her VSD (hole) has not closed. It’s not a bad or good thing – just not what they had expected to see at this point.

We talked to Dr. Heller regarding Arnie’s concerns about Olivia possibly having aspleenia or polyspeenia. He’s been really worked up about it – reading horror stories on the Internet. She feels that this is a minor problem and not worth going through a Fetal MRI to determine. We’ll know “soon enough” and they will be evaluating her anyway. Arnie’s feeling much better after talking about this more with her.

We talked about possible induction dates and they told us to talk to Dr. Cortland about a July 19th induction date.

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