Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Little Rock Update

Here's the update from the trip to the doctor in Little Rock yesterday...The news isn't good.
The baby has what is called Posterior Urethral Disorder. This means that the valve that would normally allow the bladder to drain is facing the wrong way. It is supposed to allow urine to drain and not allow other things to come in; however, it is currently not allowing any urine to drain. This causes lots of problems, including bladder issues, kidney issues, and most importantly at this point in the pregnancy, does not allow the amniotic fluid to be replenished. So, as the next few weeks go on, and the baby is unable to urinate, the fluid he uses for sustenance becomes less and less. Right now, there is really no hope for survival. We will go back to Little Rock in 3 weeks for another visit. At that point, the doctor will evaluate fluid levels and we'll develop a plan. Basically, the expectation is we'll keep going till the baby has no more fluid, and then deliver, but, again, there isn't really any chance for survival.
The news was bleak, and I'm very sad. But, I do feel a bit more comfort than I have felt in a long time. Please continue to pray for us to have peace and comfort in knowing that God has a plan for us in all of this.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Still not much to update

Well...it's another Monday, and there's not much to tell. I'm still feeling pretty bad. Minor bleeding, and lots of pain. Saturday morning was pretty much excruciating. (I'm sure I spelled that way wrong.) I couldn't even stand up straight. I've got bronchitis right now, too, so I'm sure the constant coughing isn't helping with the abdominal pain at all.
I've still got one more week till I go to Little Rock. Hopefully, that will go well. So, I continue to wait...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I had to go to the hospital Monday for yet another emergency ultrasound. The good news is that the baby is still there and the heart rate is still in the normal range. The bad news is that there are still problems with the baby. The baby's bladder is very oversized and does not seem to be draining. The doctor thinks that there is a blockage that is causing it to not drain. They have made an appointment for me to go to Little Rock and have an ultrasound with a perinatologist on the 15th to further evaluate the situation, and to make a plan on how to help the baby.