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baby with small chin at 5mos?

Postby mrsjoh » Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:40 am

@ 5 mos u/s, tech said baby looked like it has a small chin maybe it could be due to a syndrome? i did have a cvs and everything came back normal, other organs etc look like they are forming ok, they will look again in a few weeks, but ofcourse I am looking up every syndrome with small chins and heart defects and they don't look too good , anyone have any experience?
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Postby dixiechicken » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:59 pm

That's a new one to me! :? I hope you get some answers soon!
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Postby angelmomma » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:17 pm

I'm so sorry you are going through this. When I was pregnant with my DD, by 26 weeks we knew she had 1 heart defect and duodenal atresia (a blocked intestine). We did not do the early screening and the doctors said she would most likely have a syndrome also. Due to the duodenal atresia, I had so much fluid that an amnio would for sure have broke my water. So, we waited.... At 35 wks 6 days, she was born with:

-3 heart defects (VSD, ASD, and Dextra cardia, where the heart is flipped over and in the right side of the chest)
-Underdeveloped right lung (due to dextra cardia and RPA)
-Duodenal Atresia
-Imperforated Anus
-Vaginal Fistula
-And she doesn't have an Appendix

She had surgery to fix her stomach and receive a colostomy after birth. She had open heart surgery at 5 months old. And, she's had 2 more surgeries on her bottom in March and May. She is finally done now and her colostomy is closed and everything is good.

When she was in the NICU for 6 weeks, they tested her for every syndrome in the book. Every week, a different Neonatologist was wanting her screened for something new they thought of. They never found anything. All of her chromosomes came back normal. Though she might have some characteristics of different syndromes, she didn't completely "fit" into any of them. They finally accepted that she has somethings that need to be fixed but it doesn't mean she has a syndrome. I think sometimes physicians can be very quick to label when they are unsure of something.

I hope this is the case for you. I just wanted to share our story with you to give you hope. We worried and prayed for months. Of course, researching on the internet scared us even more. I hope you get some answers soon so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Good luck and KUP!
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Postby mrsjoh » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:33 am

I think sometimes physicians can be very quick to label when they are unsure of something.
I agree! Dh and I have had enough with their medical guesses!

Your daughter is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story, I wish you a wonderful time with her, she is so precious. :D
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Postby dixiechicken » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:12 am

mrsjoh wrote:
I think sometimes physicians can be very quick to label when they are unsure of something.
I agree! Dh and I have had enough with their medical guesses!

Your daughter is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story, I wish you a wonderful time with her, she is so precious. :D


I think we tend to put doctor's up on this type of pedestal, like they know everything. At least that's how I felt before I had Wade. I just assumed since they went to school and were knowledgeable in their field, they would automatically know what's going on. However, I quickly learned that they DON'T know everything. They're human. We were told so many different things about Wade's outcome, but I think he has really impressed the doctor's. Ultimately God has the final decision. The not knowing is VERY difficult. In the end, it's all about Faith.

Good luck on your uncertain road. I wish you the best!

Angelmomma--your daughter is beautiful!
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Postby angelmomma » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:04 pm

mrsjoh - Dixiechicken is right... not knowing is the worst part unfortunately. Do your best to relax and bond with your little one. When do you go back to the doctor? Keep us updated!

Dixie - Wade is such a doll! I love the personalized fluffy bottom. I see you live in Ft. Worth. I'm in Lewisville. We go to Medical City Dallas. I assume you go to Cook's in Ft. Worth.
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Postby mrsjoh » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:47 am

I was thinking today that the not knowing is hard, one minute Iam super happy, putting things on registry, then I think, oh no, the worst....

I go back for a detailed echo on the 25th of July. I just hope we have a shot with the surgery. I am trying to eat super healthy, all organic, lots of fruit veggie, only local farm raised grass fed beef, lots of h2O.. only time will tell, i'll defin keep everyone posted, thanks!
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Postby jaybee25 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:52 am

(I posted this on your other thread, but thought I would copy it here too)

Hi
I am sure everything will be fine, but i thought i would let you know about my son (now a Karate kicking 6 year old power ranger).

He was born with Pierre Robin Sequence (a sequence because it is a series of events not a syndrome because it is not genetic).

Pierre robin is a very small chin and a cleft palate. They think it happens when the head doesn't move up and restricts the growth of the chin which then pushes the tongue up and doesn't allow the palate to join.

This did result in some feeding and breathing problems at the beginning but everything is fixable.

So like I said I am sure everything will be fine, but maybe ask them to check for a cleft palate when you get your next scan, pierre robin is quite rare and they might not think to look for that (whenever i went to a new dr I had to explain what is was!)

I will be thinking of you. Feel free to pm me if you want any more info.

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Postby dixiechicken » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:25 pm

angelmomma wrote:mrsjoh - Dixiechicken is right... not knowing is the worst part unfortunately. Do your best to relax and bond with your little one. When do you go back to the doctor? Keep us updated!

Dixie - Wade is such a doll! I love the personalized fluffy bottom. I see you live in Ft. Worth. I'm in Lewisville. We go to Medical City Dallas. I assume you go to Cook's in Ft. Worth.


Yeah, we go to Cook's. We were going to try to go to Scottish Rite in Dallas, but ECI has finally started stepping up to the plate and getting us some things we need. I do have consults with Cook's for OT, PT, and speech just to see what they have to say. It's always something! :?
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Re: baby with small chin at 5mos?

Postby Blessedgirl17 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:39 pm

Jaybee25

I have a question for you .. Did they notice the issue with the smaller chin during sono? Or specialist ? Or after birth? And did they do any special procedures on you because of noticing a small chin as a precaution? Or handled the issue after the fact? Thanks just concerned because the specialist think my daughter has. Small chin and wants to do a serious procedure they may or may not be needed ... Thanks
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