Everything seems to be going rather smooth right now, no big changes or concerns. I suppose I am happy about that b/c when Parker gets here things will become a lil crazy. I had a Dr.appointment with the FCI yesterday and my lil guy now weighs 5 LBS! So he is still gaining weight like he is suppose to! His head lung ratio went down from a 3 to a 2.5, the doctors don't seem to be concerned with that b/c his lungs are still "growing". I was sent to get a steroid shot yesterday and another one today to help with his lung maturing at a rapid speed. I had an ECO yesterday and things still look good with his heart. Still has good blood flow the only "concern" is that it is smashed a little on the left side due to all the other organs pressing against it , but that is to be expected with CDH babies they say. I asked the doctors if there were any other big concerns other than the obvious with his lungs and he said no, that made me feel a bit better that so far there isnt any big concerns with anything else. My fluid levels have went up a lil bit out of the normal rage and are now in the moderate rage but again they say it is no big concern yet. So things seem to be staying pretty steady so far.
Delivery is only 21 days away, in 3 weeks at this time Parker will be here! I am full of so many mixed emotions. I tell myself on a daily basis that he will be ok and he will fight but I cant get rid of the thought of "what if". As long as he has fight in him and is fighting through this, I wont give up i just cant. Our life has already changed so much and here in 21 days we take another long road before we can bring him home. I cant wait and I pray that things will be somewhat normal one day and he will be a happy healthy lil guy.
I am not sure if many people even read this blog but I am hoping that whoever does will pray that Parker
- does NOT attempt to make an early arrival
- has lungs strong enough to avoid ECMO
- is strong enough to fight through this and come home to his mommy and daddy and the rest of the family