Burke Engelmeyer | CaringBridge

Burke Engelmeyer

First post: Aug 5, 2018 Latest post: Aug 26, 2018
Hello everyone and thank you for all of your prayers, love,  and concern for Burke! His story is a memorable one to say the least.  It all starts on Thursday, July 26, 2018 with a call from Amy's family doctor that they are concerned about the positioning of the stomach and the possibility of a diaphragmatic hernia from her 36th week ultrasound on July 24th, 2018 in which they only wanted to check fluid levels.  On Monday July 30th, 2018 we had a level 2 ultrasound in St cloud in which we found out that burke was missing his entire left half of his diaphragm ( the lining which separates the heart and lungs from the stomach, liver, intestines, etc.) We then went down to meet with doctors and staff at the Mother Baby Center at Childrens hospital in Minneapolis.  After many ultrasounds and tests, we met with Dr lillegard and Dr Fisher who gave us a game plan and what we are up against. It is a severe case in which part of the baby's stomach, intestines and liver are up into the chest cavity.  With all of this coming up through the left side, it pushed his heart all the way to the right side of his chest. At this point, the biggest concern is how much lung was developed on both sides and there was more lung growing on his right side and a small amount on his left side at best.  
  
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