Thursday, December 2, 2010
When it Rains it Pours
Thanksgiving was wonderful. It was so nice to go visit our families in Ashland for one last time before this baby comes. I ate.... and I ate.... and I ate! What a wonderful holiday. Coming back to work and real life on Monday was the hard part. It's getting harder and harder to do be on my feet and to work. I try to sit as much as possible, but it's really hard. I went to the doctor yesterday and he said that I've dilated a centimeter and that my cervix has thinned out "quite a bit." I don't know how much "quite a bit" is, but he made an appointment for me to come back for another check up in a week, but said he wouldn't be surprised if he saw me in the delivery room before then. We will see... As for right now, I am not doing so well. I have been making several trips to the restroom. I believe I may be getting this stomach virus that is going around. So far, no fever and no vomitting, but that doesn't mean those symptoms won't come later. Crossing my fingers that I don't get either of those symptoms. My little nephew needs a lot of prayer right now. Yesterday, his blood oxygen level dropped below 85%, so his mother took him to the doctor. While he was at the doctor, it dropped to 50%. They rushed him in an ambulance to the hospital. While he was there, it dropped to 20%. They flew him to Louisville last night. My parents drove to Louisville to be with Josh, Sarah, and Sam. His blood oxygen level goes back to normal with the oxygen mask on, but drops when they remove it, so they have to leave him in a little swing with the mask on him at all times... meaning they can't really hold him and feeding is difficult. The doctors originally wanted to wait until he was 6 months old to do the open heart surgery, but they have decided to move it up. He will be scheduled for the next available surgery which will be sometime in the next few days. It absolutely breaks my heart that he has to go through this and that Josh and Sarah have to experience this with their 2 month old precious boy. On a good note, it is nice to know that he will get the surgery over with and that they won't have to wait another 4 months being scared that something else could happen. They've discovered that he has a moderate case of the condition, (Tetralogy of Fallot). Please keep my sweet little Sammy in your prayers. Also, pray for his parents and our family. This will probably be harder on all the family than it will be for him. He won't remember any of this, but it will be hard for us to all see and experience. I will update the blog again next week. Who knows... maybe the next update will have a picture of Adia's sweet little face. Only time will tell.