No significant change!

by Kathy on January 30, 2008 · 9 comments

in CHD, Echocardiograms, FET #1, Molly

At our echocardiogram today we very pleased and relieved to learn that there was essentially no change in Molly’s heart condition, thus buying her more time to grow and develop without us having to choose whether or not for me to take medication to try to help sustain her. Our baby girl’s atrial heart rate measurements averaged 115 bpm and ranged from 85-115. Molly’s ventricle heart rate measurements averaged 54 bpm and ranged from 54-69. Both were similar to what they were last week, at which point they averaged 113 bpm and 56 bpm. Two weeks ago they averaged 106 bpm and 54 bpm. There were no signs of heart failure, in that her heart rate was not significantly lower than 55 bpm, her heart was not enlarged, nor were there indications of fetal hydrops (abnormal accumulation of fluid within tissues of her body). We will return for another echocardiogram in two weeks.

Thank you again for everything, especially your thoughts and prayers for our daughter and our entire family. Having made it this far we know that Molly is a fighter and we hope and pray she has many more rounds left in her.

Our next echocardiogram is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13. Please join us in our positive thoughts and prayers that Molly’s heart will still be beating strongly on that day before Valentine’s Day. I do have a regular OB appointment this coming Monday, at which point I will be 19 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I will update here after that, if not before. Take care and may God bless you and your loved ones.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie January 30, 2008 at 8:15 pm

That is just wonderful news! I am praying for Molly every single day. I hope you are taking care of yourself, I cannot imagine the stress this has been on you.

Praying for continued miracles.


2 Carole January 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I am so happy that everything has stayed the same. Molly is a fighter. She continues to remain in my prayers as does your family.


3 Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

What a strong girl you have there…your Molly has such a strong will to live. Thinking of you all.



4 Natalie January 30, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Oh, I’m so happy for you…this is wonderful news and I hope we keep getting great news about Molly.


5 Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Kathy, this latest new is wonderful! Molly(and family) are in my thoughts and prayers daily!

I believe in Miracles…and will continue prayer for Mollys!



6 Ellen January 31, 2008 at 7:54 am

No news is good news! Glad to hear that Molly is still growing everyday! Ellen


7 T-girl January 31, 2008 at 9:02 am

Great news!!!
I am sure Molly is learning how strong woman you are and this is her way of letting us know she is a warrior and won’t give up that easy!

A big hug for both of you girls!


8 Mary Fran January 31, 2008 at 10:19 pm

Kathy that is good news. I am praying daily for Molly as well as your family and all the doctors and health care professionals that you meet with.


9 Melinda February 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Great news!

P & PT that her heart remains strong and healthy.



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