Sunday, 21 June 2009

Finding Out - 16th April 2009

Today we went for the second part of our anomoly scan with the hope that everything would be ok. We were devastated to hear that the babys heart was in the wrong place, it was displaced to the left. At this stage it was not clear what was causing the heart to shift and our consultant discussed 3 possible reasons: CCAM, teratoma or Right-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). However, she felt it was less likely to be CDH as 90% of cases are left-sided and it is usually associated with other anomolies and it looked like our baby was perfect otherwise.
We went home and researched the internet and CCAM seemed the most likely diagnosis so as you can imagine I read almost every article ever written on CCAM and figured that although I was devastated, the prognosis was very good so I started to calm down a little.

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