Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Good Report from the Doctor on 5-6-11

Yesterday was a good day! We went to the doctor and had a BPP and Max did great! A biophysicial profile (BPP) is a test that is sometimes done in the third trimester of high risk pregnancies in order to tell the general health of the baby. It is done by an ultrasound tech; they look at the baby's heart rate, muscle tone, movement, breathing, and amount of amniotic fluid. You get points for every category you pass. If the baby passes, is is assumed that he is generally in good health. We will be having this test twice a week from here on out.

I was very nervous when we started the test because the regular ultrasound tech we are used to wasn't there. I told the new girl we needed some good news because we had more than our fair share of bad news last week. She was so sweet and made us feel so comfortable. She celebrated each point Max got with us and then offered to call the geneticist that will be reading our scans to come meet us. The geneticist explained that even though Max's heart rate is only about half of what it should be, it is still sufficiently perfusing all his major organs and that they will keep a close eye on that. That was very helpful and encouraging for us to hear.

The sweet ultrasound tech also was able to get some great views of Max's face and she printed them off for us in 3D. I cannot tell you how exciting that was! He is very handsome and seems to look a lot like Tyler. We can tell that he has hair and he definitely has Tyler's lips. I can't wait to kiss those sweet little lips! We also saw him yawn on the screen which was really cute and funny. All in all, it was a great appointment and we are so thankful for that. We have another BPP on Monday and we will let you know how it goes.


  1. Praising God and rejoicing with you sweet friend! Love you!!

  2. Praying for your sweet one.

    I stumbled across your blog. I was actually recently diagnosed with RA (age 25) so your story had an even more special place in my heart. I know you have a lot going on now, but would love to connect with you on your RA past/struggles. Do you have any email address?

    I will be praying for you.

  3. Excellent news guys! Cover and I are praying hard. Thanks for the blog.

  4. Tyler & Amy,

    I am so sorry to hear about little Max. Please know that Chris and I are praying over here in Oklahoma.


  5. Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I was diagnosed 3 years ago when I was 26. It was completely unexpected and it's definitely been a process learning how to deal with this disease. I would LOVE to talk to you about RA and some of the things we have gone through. We have learned some lessons and I would love to help you if I can. You can email me anytime at Thank you so much for praying for our little Max. Amy Muesch

  6. Dear Amy and Tyler, I am a good friend of your Mom's, (Jan), and attend Community Church in H'ville. You all will be lifted up daily to the greatest physician & for God to be glorified in Max's life. I am praying for a miracle of healing and for this to be a faith strengthening experience for everyone involved. He can and will redeem this difficult situation, He can and will bring good out of this bad development! You will be getting a handmade baby blanket from my Mother, via Jan. Blessings and Love, Susan & Jerry Davis and family.