A great big THANK YOU to all of you who have been diligently praying for us and for our precious little baby. I have needed prayers for peace especially, so thank you for those, and for your encouragement and little notes letting me know you were thinking of us. Emotions are hard to keep in check in a normal pregnancy, so on a "low" day, added complications make keeping emotions in check, well, complicated.
Our God is an awesome God, and we know He answers all prayer in His timing. And since He knows the whole story, including many things we don't, we knew we may not understand the answer He chose to give us today, or that we may not even receive an answer today. But we were certain that all would be well with our little baby, regardless of what the doctors found, not because of who our baby is, but because of whose he is. Except that they didn't find a thing.
In fact, Dr. E's words were something like, "They sent you here for a consult, but I just can't find anything to consult with you about. Everything is fine. Looks normal." For whatever reason, what was once clearly there several weeks ago is gone. Disappeared. Healed. And we are so grateful!
We were so pleased with this office and the staff there. They were very straightforward and thorough about everything. I think I even came away with a complete understanding of my insurance benefits for these appointments, and that's impressive! As of right now, I don't need to return to the perinatologist for a follow-up. We discussed my medical background and things I may have been exposed to, and because I have been working in schools (specifically elementary) in the last 12 weeks, he ordered some blood tests be done at my next OB appointment (Monday) to rule out any infection (specifically Parvovirus) that may be present and could have caused the extra pericardial fluid. However, at this time he doesn't see anything that causes him to believe there is a problem.
So all is well.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
Praise the Lord!