I've got lots to write about our visit to Texas; but this will just be a quick "round one" update...
We're still in Texas and still just enjoying our time with K and her family. But I need to let you guys know what's going on.
First, K's urine test came back normal last week and her blood pressure yesterday was normal. So hopefully the high reading was simply a fluke and we won't need to worry about that anymore!
What we did find out yesterday is that both babies have echogenic bowels. Google with caution as that's done nothing but scare the crap out of me.
The good news...most of the time, the fetuses turn out to be completely normal and fine.
The other causes that are definitely "less good" are:
The fetus swallowing blood following an intra-amniotic bleed
A viral infection - CMV, Toxoplasmosis, Parovirus
A bowel obstruction
Chromosome abnormalities, like Trisomy 21
Intrauterine Growth Restriction
Here are the facts.
- Egg donor AND T were genetically tested prior to our egg donors cycle and neither is a carrier of CF.
- We did the Progenity Verifi chromosome testing at week 12 and it came back normal.
So what is this and how is it that both babies have it? K is having blood work done to test for the viral infections. The doctor seemed to not really be worried about this. In fact, I've become much more worried by googling, than by our conversation at the MFM office because it seemed he was more inclined to think that things were most likely fine. All other measurements looked great and were right on track. The doctor didn't even feel an amnio was necessary, which actually relieved me. I would prefer not to go that route.
So for all my knowledgable friends out here, I'd love your thoughts. What do you think? Especially with the testing we've done and the fact that it's both, which just seems so strange to me.