Jeremy @ 20 weeks

Jeremy @ 20 weeks
At 20 weeks we found out about CDH on April 19 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Update from the past few days!

On saturday morning at 5 am I was getting pain in my leg so called the doctor and he said to come in. The reason is it could be a blood clot. So we went to the hospital and was there from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. they did an ultrasound of my leg. It turned out not to be a blood clot so I was able to go home.

Then on tuesday I went to the doctors for a check up. It was for a stress test. Which Jeremy kept moving around so they had to do an ultrasound and also check the fluids.  In the doctor's office that I go to there are 7 different doctors. I have seen 2 in the office and 2 in the hospital. The way it works if you go into labor you get whoever is on call and if you have a c-section you can pick your doctor!  So when I went in the doctor I had was one of the ones I saw in the hospital. This doctor was really nice and seemed to care and that he will do whatever they can do for Jeremy. The last doctor I met with said I will have a vaginal birth and this doctor said I should have a c-section because of all the extra fluid.  He was also concerned that the doctors have not had a meeting with me about the delivery. Which I have been trying to get as much stuff planned out as I could. I have another appointment on monday with a different doctor and this new doctor will be gone on vacation for a week. So I hope and pray that I can hold out a few more weeks.

Dear Jeremy,
Please stay in my belly a few more weeks. I am 34 weeks and I need you to stay in till 36 weeks or longer! We love you and are praying for you everyday!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Just a little note!

As time gets closer I am getting a little scared and nervous! To have no answers till Jeremy is here is so hard! Wish I could see in the future and find out what will happen to Jeremy! I am truly thankful! To be taught such a wonderful lesson from a sweet baby! That life is never guaranteed and that I need to not take anything for granted. I pray and hope Jeremy can live a long life with his family!

Jeremy we love you so much and I hope you can feel our love!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I get to go home today!

This morning the doctor on call said I could go home! I am a little worried about going home.  I have had a wonderful nursing staff take care of me for days so it will be weird to be on my own. So very thankful for meeting all the nurses and talking with them! They also helped me too! I can get through this! I have made it this far! I just have to remember one day at a time! On thursday Bobby wont be working so he can help! Which makes me feel better that he will be home! I met with a few people today about planning for when Jeremy comes! That way we have everything planned out like who will be at the delivery, pictures, and also so someone keeps us informed when he is born so we are in the loop. So there will be a written document that states all of our wishes for Jeremy and they will make sure they follow it!  I also had an ultrasound today Jeremy looked so cute he was sucking on his thumb! They checked to see how dilated I am which I haven't changed at all! So that is good! I have to keep taking medicine and my next appointment with the doctor is on tuesday!

Jeremy thank you for staying in mommy's belly! We love you so much!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 4 of the hospital stay!

 The doctor came in and said maybe wednesday I can go home! The problem is I am 33 weeks and I keep having small contractions so they want to watch me & Jeremy! They are trying to get me to 35 weeks! The main reason is due to the massive amount of fluid called polyhydramnios. I should find out more on wednesday! I will also be meeting with more specialists on wednesday! I am glade that I am here to make sure Jeremy is safe and to be taken care of by the wonderful nurse's and the rest of the staff at Lutheran General! At times I do get bored but it is for the best interest of Jeremy to be safe in my belly and to not come early!

We love you Jeremy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Still in the hospital!

They doctor just came in and said they are going to start me on a different medicine, because the first one to stop labor is only to be taken for 72 hours.  The contractions come and go, he said because I have so much fluid in my belly thats going to happen. So he said they are going to try and get me home but it might be few more days! The new medicine I could take at home. Tuesday might find out more! He also said when I go home that will need bed rest.

Dear Jeremy stay in my belly for a long as you can! So when you do come out, you have a fighting chance to beat the CDH!
We all love you!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Now maybe tuesday!

The doctor checked me and said maybe tuesday now! Will find out more on monday!

The past few days have been in the hospital!

Late friday night I was having pains in my lower stomach. So I called the doctor  he said to come in and get checked out. At first they thought that maybe it was just growing pains. Well it turned out to be pre-term labor. They did one test to see if I was in labor and that came out positive. Then they checked my cervix it was 1 cm, then an hour later it was 2 cm. The doctors gave me some meds to stop the contractions and the pre-term labor, a steroid shot for Jeremy's lungs. So if he was to be born early that it could give his lung a little boost. On saturday they checked me and the meds are working no contractions. They want me to stay till monday. I should find out more later today. One of the nurses told me I have as much fluid in my belly as that of someone with triplets lol! Also there has been some talk of maybe bed rest after I leave the hospital. Please pray for Jeremy to stay in as long as possible. The doctors have told me that if he needs ecmo he needs to be at least 34 weeks. I am 33 weeks today! Jeremy we love you and hope and pray you stay in longer and keep growing!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today I met with the neonatologist!

Had the meeting at Lutheran General with one of the neonatologist. There are 18 different doctors! He was really nice but pretty much told me how he thought it might be. Which was more bad news! I am so sick of hearing all the bad! I hope soon something good will happen! With Jeremy he has a bad case of CDH his heart is on the right side and all the organs are in the other side. Which is making the lungs not grow that much. The main concern is how little his lungs are and the hypertension. When he is born the doctor said they will put a breathing tube in him a.s.a.p!  Then they will give him medicine to relax him so he leaves the tubes and other stuff alone. Then if he can't handle that they put him on the ecmo machine. Which they should only be on for at least 4 weeks. The doctor said the bad part about ecmo is getting the baby off and breathing on his own. The lungs have years to grow but if they can't function without a machine, what kinda of life is that? After that meeting I had a stress test on the baby to do! Jeremy moved so much that they had to try and do an ultrasound. That must not have worked I have to come back monday to do it all over again.

God bless you Jeremy, mommy loves you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Had doctors appointment today!

Well, baby Jeremy is about 5lbs! He is growing good! I am 31 weeks only 9 more to go. I asked the doctor if I would go to 40 weeks? He said maybe 38 to 39 weeks. Also have been wondering about the delivery c-section or vaginal? With my son I had a vaginal birth! The doctor said more likely I would do the same with this one too! I just want to do whatever that will help baby Jeremy! So the doctor received all the medical reports from St. Louis and the head to lung ratio wasn't correct. The doctor said it was below 1. I pray that despite all of this baby Jeremy will live a long and healthy life! That he can prove to anyone  that there are miracles!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So have been thinking that I wanted to get Jeremy a gift!

So a few months ago I was buying a gift for a baby shower and one of the items I decided to buy was a stuffed elephant that makes music. I have not bought anything for Jeremy yet. So I have been kinda not sure if I should or should I wait. Well, I decided to buy the elephant a week ago and I thought he could hear it now and then when he is here! So maybe the hospital stay won't be so bad with a familiar sound! Today I was playing it for him and he kept kicking and moving all around! :) I love you Jeremy I can't wait to meet you!