Friday, September 26, 2008

Not So Good News

Now for the non-stitching news.....I had another ultrasound done yesterday to measure the Little One's growth and no big surprise that she is still measuring small for her age. She is measuring in the 12th percentile where as the Dr would like to see her at about 50th percentile. She weighs just about 3 pounds 5 ounces....not close to the 4 pounds as the Dr was hoping she weighed.

After the ultrasound I was ushered into another room to be hooked up to the fetal monitor. Then the nurse says Dr S (Dr. H was in surgery at the hospital) will be in shortly to speak with you about the ultrasound. I got a knot the size of Texas in my stomach. I just knew he wasn't going to have good news for us. I was right, the news wasn't good. Apparently the blood flow in the cord is not doing good. Every time her little heart beats the blood flow temporarily stops which isn't good. So I was given a shot of steroids to help mature her lungs and then I was sent home until Dr. S could confer with Dr. H to see how to proceed from this point. A few hours later I get a phone call from Dr. H telling me to grab my suitcase and head to the hospital to be admitted.

After I got hooked up to the fetal monitor Dr. H came in and spoke to us about the situation. It will be better for the Little One to be delivered as soon as possible. Dr. H did want to get one more round of steroid shots in before delivery so it looks like tomorrow morning we will finally get to meet her. On one hand I am terribly excited to meet her but on the other hand I have a knot the size of Texas worrying that something will go wrong. *sigh* The next 24 hours will go by extremely slow!

Dr. H is pretty confident that she will do fine once she it out of the womb. I will be 33 weeks along so hopefully she will only have to spend a couple of weeks to a month in the NICU. At least I have been down this road before so I kind of know what to expect.

I will post more as I know more. Plus I am kind of tired right now...you know how much those nurses actually let you sleep when your supposed to!

21 comments:

Kathryn said...

I wish you and your family all the best -- strength, happiness, and love.

Renee said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that everything will turn out OK. You know if you need me I am only a drive away and I will be there as soon as I can! Love Ya! ((((HUGS))))

Psychowife Stitches said...

Think positive thoughts only. You are all in my prayers.

Chiloe said...

I'm going to think a lot about you tomorrow Dawn ;-) prayiong everything goes well . I hope you could give an update soon because I'm going to worry for you. I'm sending you a tons of positive thoughts and thousand of hugs !!!

Paisley said...

Sending hugs and positive thoughts your way!

Hannah said...

You are your family are in my thoughts. I wish you the best. *BIG HUG*

Kendra said...

Sending prayers for you and your little one! Hopefully all will go well.

((HUGS))

ollie1976 said...

Wish you the best Dawn. Huge hugs

Ranae said...

Wishing you and your family the best.
Please update us soon as you are up to it.
(((hugs)))

Rachel said...

My fingers and toes are crossed for a healthy, happy delivery of little one!

suequeblue said...

Thinking lots of good happy baby thoughts for you!

helenapastafina said...

praying all will go well and soon you will have a beautiful healthy baby girl to enjoy!

Cindy said...

Sending all my {{{{{{Hugs}}}}} to you. Wishing everything is well.

shakatak66 said...

Fingers crossed for you Dawn that all goes well and the little one is delivered healthy and happy {{hugs}}

Bliss said...

Lotsa prayers here for you all.

Sally said...

Keeping my fingers firmly crossed for you Dawn. Thinking of you and keeping you and your little one in my prayers.

Sharon said...

Dawn, sending you lots of good thoughts and prayers for you and your daughter! Keep us posted and take care!

Shelleen said...

Dawn, sending you a lot of prayers.

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry that it has not gone as planned. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers that things go well and even though early she grows quickly and can come home to you soon.
Sue

coffeecupthoughts said...

I wish you the best, Dawn. My thoughts are with you all.

Cathy said...

I'm praying for you and thinking about you and your baby girl, Dawn. They can do amazing things now for little ones, as you know from Mac. I hope you're holding her right now and coping all right with having lost her twin. You're in my thoughts.