Sunday, April 27, 2008

I am still here...

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I promise. I have spent the last 2 and 1/2 weeks in the hospital and will remain here for up to 4 more weeks. I had a catastrophic placenta previa bleed the morning of April 10th. Everything is fine and Owen is growing and developing perfectly. That same morning, I was also made aware of another big problem I have acquired with the placenta previa, I have Vasa-previa. Apparently, part of my placenta tissue has died, exposing a major fetal vessel on my cervix leaving it totally unprotected. The problem with that is that bleed puts your body in labor and I go into labor and dilate at all that vein will likely rupture, allowing less than five minute to safely deliver Owen. I live 15 minute away from the hospital with no traffic, trains, or red lights. So, I lie here in room 408 growing a baby and praying like crazy that my amnio in 2 weeks will show that his lungs are fully developed as they hope to deliver him right at 36 weeks, which is May 15th, I think (whatever that Thursday is).
If you pray, pray for my girls and Mike, they are doing great, but would prefer that mom be at home and normalcy to take over. Pray for baby Owen that he would remain comfortable in my belly for the next few weeks. And, lastly pray that anxiety and feelings of helplessness would not overtake me, especially in regards to my little girls who need me at home.

Pray for the many people who love us and are serving us so selflessly, I will never be able to repay them. I am blessed and pray that I can be optimistic and give God glory in this situation.

I will update as the weak wifi connection will allow.