On Monday, February 12, 2018-
A routine ultrasound was performed on Deveni. Something was off, the vibe wasn't as strong as I remembered with my ultrasounds. The doctor seemed like she was looking harder at something, but was holding back from letting us know right away. She then said she saw an extra something that looked like a bubble.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018-
An ultrasound specialist took another ultrasound of Dev. It was confirmed that there was an extra "something" there that shouldn't be.
Thursday, February 15, 2018-
A pediatric specialist from Baton Rouge, LA was in Lake Charles and took yet another look at Deveni and Baby Gia. He then confirmed that the extra "something" that was being seen on the previous ultrasounds was definitely attached to baby Gia, and diagnosed her with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele.
This day will forever be etched in my mind. It is the day they realized something wasn't right. Something that hadn't been seen in previous ultrasounds, was being seen now, at 30 weeks pregnant. My head was spinning with 100's of questions. Why my sister? Why now? Why this far along in her pregnancy? I was thinking selfishly...it was their first child. The child they have been praying for since they had gotten married in May of 2016. The child they had been having trouble conceiving since then. Once I got myself together, I told myself that either way, she is a gift from GOD, and God only gives special kids to special people who He knows will give them the life they need and deserve. From then on, its as if a wave of peace had lifted me. It was all going to be OK!
It will be a long road ahead, but with God and an AMAZING support system on their side, nothing is impossible!
"With God on our side, who can be against us?" -Romans 8:31