Monday, November 5, 2012

Bed rest Update

 It's been a tough 24 hours. 
Last night I had a really, really bad mystery disease episode. 
Like I basically thought I was going to die bad.
Think many hours spent either on the toilet with a puke bucket in my hands
or laying on the ground next to the toilet with the puke bucket next to my head.
And hives and bright red skin and uncontrollable shaking/chills and horrible cramps. 
Thankfully me and baby survived the long night.
Mainly thanks to my awesome husband. I'm so blessed by him!

Then this morning I went to the doctor for my long awaited follow up ultrasound/appointment. 
Me and my husband (and I think all the people who have been helping us) have been praying I would get off bed rest. 
This past month has been really tough on everyone. 
Well, the ultrasound showed that the subchorionic hemorrhage has not gotten any smaller.
I don't even know how that is possible. 
They also found something weird with the baby's bowels so they had us come back later in the day for another ultrasound with the perinatologist, 

The pertinatologist said that I won the prize for the biggest subchorionic hemorrhage he has ever seen (yay?). I guess it is bigger than a grapefruit and still takes up half of my stomach. 

Picture is of part of the hemorrhage 

They said that it is really rare (concerning) that the hemorrhage hasn't gone down at all in the past month. 
They think it has possibly become a giant blood clot and may not come out at all.
Which basically means I am on bed rest for at least the next month.  
I go back for another ultrasound in 3 weeks and if it hasn't gone down by then I may possibly have to be on hospital bed rest (boo!). 

They also spent a ton of time looking at baby. 
There is definitely something weird in/on his bowels/colon. 
They are not really sure what it is at this point but they said it could be anything from a cyst to cystic fibrosis.
I have to do some blood tests and we have to go in for some genetic counseling to try to narrow down the possibilities. 
In the meantime they are going to continue to monitor it but they said as of now there is really not a whole lot they can do. 
Thankfully other than the colon/bowel issue baby looks great and is measuring right on track! 

Everyone keeps asking how we are doing and to be honest I'm not really sure.
I think we are still trying to process all of this news.
I was so sure that this trial was almost over but now I'm having to wrap my mind around the fact that we still have a long road ahead of us.
I don't really feel anxious or worried about the outcome of things (with me or baby), I think I am just more worried about how our family is going to survive another month (or lots of months) with me out of commission.. 
Luckily the one thing I am sure of is that God is good and in control.
All of this is a part of His sovereign plan and it will be used for His glory 
and for that we rejoice. 


The Four on Board said...

You are amazing and in my prayers :) It is definitely your faith that is pulling you through all of this. Isnt it wonderful to be a believer?

Unknown said...

Praying for you Kristin. Our faith in Christ doesn't assure us a life void of trials but it does assure us hope in an eternal King who is sovereign. Praying peace continues to pour upon you and that this next month his healing hands restore your and bebe's health.

Candace said...

Praying for you all! You seem to be clinging to God during such a rough time... Such a good example of faith! Keep hanging in there Mama!

RachelRAdams said...

praying for you, your family and that sweet baby. : ) I have been down this road not knowing all the answers... my heart breaks for you... but know, His joy comes in the morning. You are in the palm of His hand and His fingerprints are all over this situation. You are all dearly loved.

Caroline said...

Dear Kristin,

Praying for you and your baby, and this new time to your family.
In this times we can see the value of being in Christ, in a living church and with a mercyful husband!

Kisses, Carol (from Brazil, now in Argentina)

Carole Powell said...

Thinking of you, your family and that little baby.