MRI Scan

Last Friday we went for the MRI scan… oh my life! Little miss claustrophobic did panic but I was very brave and luckily baby was good and stayed nice and still so it only took 20 minutes or so.

We also had a normal scan and it seems as though we are back to having 2 dodgy looking kidneys again, the consultant stressed that it could be nothing or it could be serious (he will be able to tell better when I am more preggy) and again, said that along with the CDH it could be a sign of a chromosome problem, he again offered us an amnio to get answers. We are aware that the amnio carries a 1% miscarriage risk, which is pretty tiny but when you carrying a baby with a condition that has a 1 in 2500 chance that 1% seems pretty high! Plus we had to consider whether we would terminate if everything went tits up… it took us almost three years to get this little one and we have seen him waving and chomping on his hands… not a chance we wouldn’t give him a chance. Anyway, termination was the topic of the day… the consultant was great, he was in no way suggesting we had one but had to stress that we legally only had one week left to consider it…

Frankly, the whole morning put us both in a gloomy mood… not helped by us getting on the wrong park and ride bus and going on an hour and 20 minute tour of Nottingham instead of a 5 min journey down the ring road! Oooh we were glad to get home!!

It has been a difficult week waiting for the results of the MRI, we finally got them yesterday and the good news is that his liver is definitely where it should be and not up there in his chest! Only his stomach and bowel is up, which is obviously crap but it is not as bad as it could be… it is possible that it could migrate up later but the consultant is hopeful it will stay put. Unfortunately they didn’t measure his lungs which the consultant seemed a bit pissed about but he said he will be able to get a better look at them at the next appointment on the 12th April…


  1. Sounds very promising. I wouldn’t do an amnio, too risky xxx

  2. Well Fred Bump is just showing you what he will be like after he joins the big wide world. A little so and so! Good on him. Realise what a difficult time this must be for you and Stephen, but that scan result does have positives in it and I will hang on to them. Dundee United’s next star player! Love to all and big hugs (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) and Holly and Travis as well xxxxxxxxx

  3. I only just saw this update, thought I had clicked follow! What a shite of a day and bus rage too, poor you guys. MRI results sound promising though and it sounds like you’re getting regular checkups so you can keep seeing what’s going on in there. Wish I could help more xxxx

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