Lauren is finally back home from the hospital.
At 9:30am she received the last steroid shot and the Maternal Fetal Medicine OB came in on her own time to have one last ultrasound to check on Leo’s heart rate and Doppler readings before she sent Lauren home.
Leo’s heart rate is still unchanged, which is great, even though it is only at 69 bpm (should be around 120-160 bpm). The OB told Lauren to do more frequent fetal movement checks between now and Monday morning. Leo passed 8/8 on his fetal biophysical profile, which means for now he is coping well with his low heart rate and there are no signs of any drops.
Mark’s parents will be driving us to Toronto Sick Kids on Monday for our appointment at 8am. The OB recommended to bring our bags, as we don’t know if they will want us to stay for more fetal monitoring. Their concern is that eventually Leo’s heart rate will drop, or that the AV block will turn in to a complete block which would lead to heart failure and the need for an emergency C-section. So basically, Monday we will be prepared for staying for several weeks or possibly meeting Leo outside of the womb for the first time! Not sure what’s going to happen.
Please continue to be praying for Leo, as this is a pretty serious condition, especially if his heart rate drops more. We know the Lord is in control, and that whatever the outcome is He is still loving and just.