First off I just want to say thank you for all the comments that I have received. I am so overwhelmed by how many mothers are out there going through the same thing as me and it brings such great comfort. I know that I have people that I can turn to now for so much help and support.
Today we went and visited with the pediatric cardiologist to check out Sienna's heart. They lady took an hour doing the ultrasound and took 150 pictures of her heart. After that the doctor came in and told us that she has an AV Canal Defect which is very common in kids with down syndrome. He said that the success rate of these heart surgery's have been great and Sienna would have a normal delivery and we would come back when she is 6 months for her to have open heart surgery to fix that. After he gave us the good news he then proceeded to the bad news.
As I said in my previous posts that her growth has been decreasing. Well the doctor told us that it isn't because of the heart defect cause that shouldn't cause her to slow down her growth. He said there is something wrong with the placenta and the umbilical chord and our baby isn't getting the nutrients she needs. He said that is a great concern and there isn't much he can tell us about that area because he just works on the heart. He sent out letters to both my doctors and said they should be calling me within the next couple of days.
I have no clue what my doctor is going to tell me or if they are going to put me on bed rest but it is scary cause once we find out one thing is fine it seems like there is something else that is wrong. I am so scared and I hope there is a way that they can get nutrients to her or she could die cause she isn't growing. I feel so numb from all the news right now and I am sure it is going to hit me tomorrow after my doctor calls and I will have another break down. I hate waiting to find things out I just want to know everything now so that I can sleep easy and get through this.
On the positive side my cute little 2 year old has been hilarious today and has really kept our spirits up. I swear an angel told him to lift up his parents through these hard times cause he really knows how to cheer us up when we are sad. I don't know what I would do without him. I know he was sent her to get us through these hard times.
Now I just have to wait and I will update when I found out what the next step is to keep Sienna strong.