Tuesday, October 20, 2009

31 for 21...Duodenal Atresia

Before I write the next journal entry I thought that I would post a link to about Duodenal Atresia. It will help you to understand what Jonathan was born with and had surgery for.

Duodenal Atresia in infants with Down Syndrome

We found out when I was 24 weeks pregnant that Jonathan had Duodenal Atresia and would need surgery after birth. It was detected by ultrasound because of the "double bubble". I also had an excessive amount of amniotic fluid. Both were signs that pointed to him having Duodenal Atresia. We were blessed to know early, this gave us time to meet with the pediatric surgeon before Jonathan was born. The surgeon helped us to understand what all Jonathan would have done during surgery.

Tomorrow back to the journal entries...I'm a little slow at posting most days, forgive me :)

1 comment:

Amanda Guy Studio said...

Bless his heart- it has a lot of hard side effects. Prayers your way.