Today was another good appointment. The baby is right on track for growth. The ultrasound measured him at 23 weeks and he is 23 weeks, 1 day. There are no new issues with his heart. There is no additional fluid and it is functioning the same as it has been. As far as can be seen, all of the parts of the heart and necessary vessels are there, just in the wrong place or too small and not functioning properly. At least we aren't missing pieces!
My doctor is now going to refer us to Ann Arbor so we can meet with the pediatric cardiologist. It will be interesting to see how long it takes to get an appointment. Hopefully, then we will be able to get some information on what surgeries would be possible, possible outcomes, what to expect and all of those other unknowns we have only been guessing at.
I am feeling great. The baby is moving a lot and his movements are getting noticeably stronger. After our previous losses, movement is a very wonderful thing!
Neither Phil nor I have thought far enough into the future to consider bringing this baby home, but we are hopeful and know that we will be able to handle whatever happens. We are heading to Ann Arbor and we really didn't think we would make it this far, so who knows!
Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers. We couldn't make it through this without them.