This blog has been quite for almost a week. Nevertheless, I thank everyone who continue to drop by to check out updates of my detailed scan.
Last Thursday (9/14), I went for my detailed scan appointment at TMC. I was anxious to find out baby's gender more than anything else.
Our wishes to have a boy came true. As I was lingering with the good news in my mind, the sonographer mentioned some unusual find in the scan. That stopped the joyous beam, the happy imagination, basically everything.
Then I was scheduled for another re-scan on the next Wednesday (15/4), when the doctor-in-charge (of scanning) would be available.
So, yesterday afternoon, both hubby and I took leave to go for another re-scan. The sonographer repeated all the measurement. "Baby is growing well, looking at how much he grows from last week." Phew, that's relieving...
My selective hearing filtered a lot of "good", "OK", "oh, now that baby has grown a bit more, I could clearly see this, which I couldn't last week" coming out from the sonographer. She showed us the male organ again, to further convince the worrying parents.
But what she claimed as the unusual finding, she left no comment but asked us to wait for Dr. Chang, the specialist doc, to explain what it was. After a good 30 minutes or so, she left the room and asked for the doc to come check on me.
A good-looking-pretty-young-male-doctor-with-a- serious-look came in the room and casually greeted hubby and I. He was quiet and serious throughout the scan. As compared to the sonographer, he's fast and skilled to spot the 'unusual finding'.
The whole session summarized that there's a dilated vessel in my baby's liver. A rare one which both of them, and even my gynae haven't come across to. It's a little section of the artery which seemed to be more open than usual. "Blood flow in the area is perfectly normal though." The doctor then urged us to wait for the report outside the ultrasound room.
15 minutes later, we were at my gynae's clinic, hoping that he could elaborate more and share with us his opinion. As the true angel he was, he answered our questions patiently. "It shouldn't be anything serious that is affecting baby's health at the moment, or even til delivery. Although we could do a thorough scan on baby again after he's borned. What we can do now is just monitor closely on baby's growth."
Dr Adrian Tan, my gynae, did mention that there were a few similar cases from his patients, where the dilated artery was found in the baby's kidney. And all of them were perfectly healthy. That summed up to our consultation of the day, before he cheered us more, "Stay happy, enjoy the pregnancy, God has answered our prayers!"
If you could witness us there, you would see how quickly our facial gestures changed. Our frowns were erased, our lips started to curl up, eyes turned small and our bright-but-not-so-white-teeth started to show!
Here I sincerely thank everyone who have prayed for my baby boy. He will continue to grow strong and healthy. I will do my best to take care of myself for the next 20 weeks. Thank you! :)