So, we’ve scored the chance to get another look at baby. Because Olive Shoot was so wiggly during our 22 week ultrasound, the sonographer couldn’t quite tell whether or not she saw something called an echogenic cardiac focus, which is a sort of calcium deposit on the heart muscle. My doctor called last Friday to go over the ultrasound results, and he assured me that there’s no real reason for concern. If other markers are present (like enlarged kidneys or short fetal bones), an echogenic cardiac focus along with those things could indicate a chromosome disorder. On its own, an echogenic cardiac focus doesn’t mean anything and won’t affect the baby. For assurance, the doctor offered a follow-up Level II ultrasound with a perinatologist. So we’ve scheduled that for next Friday (1/29).
My doctor was so reassuring that I’m not anxious in the least. The Olive Shoot looked healthy in every other way. The sonographer had obvious trouble getting a good view of baby’s heart due to all the squirming, so she only maybe saw this calcium deposit. And regardless of all the medical reasons to be worry-free, I know that the Olive Shoot is in God’s hands. So really, I’m just excited to get a bigger and better picture of our baby in just over a week!