Thursday, October 6, 2011

20 weeks and possible Club Feet for Eli

So we had our 20 week appointment yesterday, included in that was our anatomy scan.  Most everything looked good, I've gained my first 5lbs, blood pressure is fine etc.  Eli seems to be growing nice and strong, he was kicking up a storm.  He was sucking his thumb, kept using his other hand to shield his face.  However, there was a slight concern brought up. 

The sonographer could not a good shot of Eli's feet.  What she did see however had her concerned that he may have club feet.  Of course we are unsure, and no matter what the results are we will deal with them.  Thankfully club feet is something that can be completely corrected using massage, wrapping, casts and special shoes and braces. 

We were given information to see a high risk specialist, we have an appointment for next Wednesday.  It's going to be a long 3 hour appointment while they completely redo the anatomy scan, inspect his feet and do an fetal echocardiogram to be safe.  Then we have a consult with a perinatal specialist.

I will admit I was scared yesterday, very scared.  I cried a lot and thought of all the bad things.  Today I am feeling a bit more clear headed about it.  It's not the end of the world, Eli will live a perfectly normal and happy life.  I even did some research and discovered that Troy Aikman, Mia Hamm and Kristi Yamaguchi all had club feet and all went on to be star athletes.  Very encouraging.

So keep us in your thoughts next week as we go back to find out the answers.  I will be sure to post how everything turns out when I can.

In other Eli news it appears his nose is more round than we thought, perhaps it will turn out like Kris' and Aiden's after all!  I hope so!

1 comments:

I'm Jamie said...

I can only imagine the scary thoughts that rush through your protective mommy brain, especially when it is something unknown... but I'm so glad to hear that after gathering info you feel comfort. We'll be praying for you all-- knowing the Lord has His perfect plan!

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