No good news today. After eight hours at Children’s Hospital, the earlier findings were confirmed. Our little boy has a pronounced, bilateral cleft lip and palate. He has what our cardiologist described as the “worst” of fetal heart defects: he basically has half of a heart. And our genetics Doctor has grave concerns about possible further anomalies, including several chromosomal syndromes. So we’ll return for some more tests next week, and regular monitoring thereafter.
If there is any relief, it is that our daughter appears to be perfectly healthy. And that the very generous and kind people at the world-class Children’s Hospital in DC literally held our hands and led us through a very, very long and indescribably difficult day.