Friday, January 08, 2010

Baby Update

So it turns out that the ultrasound I had done Monday was not technically okay. It showed that our little girl has a cyst in her abdomen. The doctor's office called on Tuesday to let me know, and they sent me to a specialist to have a high-density ultrasound done on Wednesday. That ultrasound showed that she has a 4 cm (make a circle with your thumb and forefinger) cyst next to her bladder. The educated guess is that it's an ovarian cyst, which is (somewhat) common. It's caused by an excess of estrogen and should go away on its own after her birth. There's no treatment as of yet. I have another high-density ultrasound scheduled for the 28th of January to check on the cyst. But there's still nothing they can do until she's born. Even after birth, she'll just have to have periodic ultrasounds to monitor the situation. As long as the cyst is shrinking, we'll do nothing. If it stays the same size, or if the doctor finds some complication, she'll probably have to have surgery.

I have a few more pictures from the ultrasounds, but no scanner, so I can't share them! And no, no name yet. *sigh* Well, in the interest of full disclosure, I have a name picked out and Jeff has a name picked out. They're just not the same name. And no, we can't combine them because she already has a middle name. Again, *sigh*.

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