2.11.2009

As the world turns...

Kami's contractions are still only about 1 or 2 an hour. She's still feeling better than early this morning, but still not 100% by any means. She is still on mag and the terb pump.

Earlier today Kami had a Doppler ultrasound done on the babies. Several hours later Dr Elliott reviewed those results and discussed them with us. A Doppler u/s measures the blood flow through the umbilical cord to the placenta. The results were that Babies A, B and C have normal bloodflows. Baby D (Jagger) has a reversed bloodflow that only effects him when Kami has a contraction - this is the cause of the decceleration that was discovered yesterday. Even though Babies B, C and D share the same placenta, only Baby D is having a problem at this time. He is not in any immediate danger so Dr Elliott has chosen to continue monitoring Baby D's heartrate around the clock. Also Baby D will have a daily Doppler ultrasound as another step in monitoring. Dr E says that he has seen a reversed bloodflow cease but there is nothing they can do to make this happen. Basically that means we could deliver tomorrow, or we can still make our goal of 34 weeks. It is truly day-to-day at this point in our journey.

Please pray that Baby's D issue will be corrected and that our babies will be delivered in God's timing.

6 comments:

AZCRISANTI'S said...

Amazing. Thank you for the specifics in knowing how to pray better.
I'll keep checking! Kami

Ian and Katie B said...

Thanks for the update! Praying like crazy...

jag said...

Thanks for the updates. Prayin' away!

Cochran Quads said...

I know I've said it b4, but your kids' names just ROCK!!! Praying!

Moni Graf said...

I know a little of what you're going through. Our baby C (the princess) had to have cord doppler sonos for the same problem. They detected it at about 25ish weeks and Dr E said he expected imminent delivery....maximum of 5-6 weeks before they had to deliver. Danna hung in there and....what do you know? She made it exactly 6 weeks before deciding she'd had enough. Billy said she was probably going to come out flipping Dr E the finger for thinking she wouldn't make it that long!
If you ever wanna talk, just give me a call. Jac has my #.

Continued prayers for the Little Lambes,
Moni

Tracy said...

Congrats on the Birth of your babies! Praying for continued health and healing for all of you!

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