In my mailbox this week:

“I’m just 30 weeks pregnant and my baby has been diagnosed with TAPVD/R.   Please pray that the next scan shows that there is nothing abnormal and that it was a misdiagnosis.  We have waited so long for her and can’t even start to believe it.”

I pray that this is a misdiagnosis.  BUT…if it’s not, I pray that God will give you the strength to get through your child’s health crisis.  My Nathan had PAPVR (Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return), so he wasn’t born with a medical emergency that required immediate heart surgery.  TAPVR (the T is for Total) may need attention soon after your daughter is born.

The Cove Point Foundation website has a good description of TAPVR and illustrations that help you to visualize how this will be corrected.  To read more about this condition, click here and follow through sections 1-6.

Blessings to your family.

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2 Comments on A Prayer Request for an Unborn Child

  1. stephcamp725 says:

    prayers going up for your and your little one. Our daughter was diagnosed with TAPVR at 3 weeks old. Despite extensive prenatal care and testing (bi-weekly NST’s and level 4 ultrasounds with a MFM) it was not diagnosed before her birth, nor after. We took her home for 3 weeks and almost lost her. I pray that it is a misdiagnosis in your case. If not, please feel blessed that they have caught this early and there will be steps in place to get your little one fixed up! Our daughter, Britta is now 2 months old. She is back home with her siblings and recovering well! Hugs, prayers and lots of luck to you!

  2. Karen says:

    What a terrible close call! So glad little Britta is doing well now. By now, I hope the mother who emailed this request is holding a baby who is also doing well.




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