Friday, May 6, 2011
Had a rough week and I am I pretty sure next week will be just about the same
So the past week has been rough. Had to go to the hospital again with pain in my stomach and they thought it was my ovary twisting again but then they got in there and found that I have a fibroid that is huge and is attached to the ovary. While in there they seen pus around my appendix so they took that out not really knowing if that was causing me the pain but they wanted to take it just in case. So we left the hospital after a 2 night stay and headed to Cardinal Glennon to the Fetal Care Institute (FCI) I was praying we would get good news again but I know that with CDH babies good news is not a very common thing to happen. The doctors couldn't really get a great view b/c the baby was curled up and with all the gas in my stomach from just having surgery they couldn't get the best of views. We could tell that his lungs were not growing like we had hoped for so they said if we wanted to do the hydrogel procedure it would be best that we do that next week. That would mean yet another surgery for me to have to go through (#3), but if there is a chance it can save my baby then I will do it. The scary thing is after I have it I am going to be high risk for early labor and they told me that I HAVE to make it to 37 weeks for a chance. Then most likely at 37 weeks I will have a scheduled c section... I just hope that the surgery goes smooth and I get through it without any contractions. I still find it hard to believe that all of this is happening. I find myself wondering if I can handle all of this before he is even here and then what I have to face when he gets here, then I get this little kick from inside telling me that it is all worth it. For the next week I need everyone to pray that the surgery goes well and the week following as well since I will be at high risk of preterm labor.
Posted by Julia Campbell