On the December 7th, 2009, I went for my 18 week ultrasound and the technician said that they suspect a problem with the baby’s heart. She couldn’t see the “hockey sticks” but they were not able to say anything else, I would have to wait to hear from my doctor. The next day, my Dr’s office called and asked me to come in for an appointment that day… They said that they believe that the baby’s heart is not developing properly and referred our case urgently to the Fetal Medicine Clinic here in Calgary. I went for another ultrasound and a fetal ECG on December 16th and we were given the news what the little heart is in really bad shape – the left side is seriously under-developed. They said it was a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in addition, the baby only had a two vessel umbilical cord which is often an indicator of other issues..
Then during my 12 weeks scan, I was given the devastating news… my baby had died…
Jordan Donise, July 27th, 1996
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