Tracy’s Story: From Worry to Wonder with Comfort and Confidence
During an ultrasound test at her routine prenatal exam, Tracy was given news that made her heart sink. Her baby had a large cyst on his lung and her obstetrician told her she needed to see a high-risk specialist immediately. She was referred to the High Risk Pregnancy Center for further tests to determine the severity of the condition.
Those tests indicated that one of the baby’s lungs was completely enlarged with a cyst. However, our doctors at the High Risk Pregnancy Center had seen the condition, Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM), before and done extensive research on it. In most cases the outcome is very good. When a growth does not disappear on its own, surgery is often done to remove it after birth. Our doctors were able to reassure Tracy that it was not as scary as it sounded and that they would be right by her side throughout her pregnancy.
From that point on, Tracy visited our clinic weekly for an ultrasound. The weekly tests not only helped the doctors monitor Tracy’s and the baby’s health but also served to keep her stress levels down.
With the help of doctors, friends and prayers, Tracy managed to keep it together. At 31 weeks, she came in for her regular ultrasound and we were able to tell her that the cyst was completely gone. The memory of that day still brings happy tears to Tracy’s eyes.
When her baby, Milo, was born, he was absolutely perfect and let out a loud scream.
“When you hear your baby has lung issues,” says Tracy, “that first cry is so important. He definitely does not have lung issues, because he’s a very good crier. Milo has been named Smilo because he’s so smiley and laughs all the time. It’s like he knows he’s such a blessing. He is such a wonderful addition to our family.”