Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mixed Emotions.

I don't even know how to feel right now. I just keep praying, please Lord, be with my family.

My sister Megan had another appointment in Ann Arbor yesterday. This is an excerpt taken from her blog:

Our baby has developed more fluid, now all over---called hydrops. His mitral valve has a more severe leak than last month. I am just coming up to 28 weeks and they don't think that they can help him until he is at least 32 weeks. The odds are really against him. They told me that there is a great chance of him passing away soon. If we delivered him now, I would probably have to have a classical c-section. This would put me at risk in future pregnancies. Anyways, we talked with the doctors and weighed out the risks and benefits. For now, we will keep him inside of me and hope for a miracle. My motherly instincts want to do everything I can to see him survive.

My heart is breaking for them. I wish I could do something to help, I think everyone does. You just feel helpless in this situation and wait and pray, and hope that God will have mercy and intervene somehow.

In other news, my sister-in-law Emileigh is in labor. (This is our brother's wife.) I saw on Facebook this morning that she thought she was losing her mucous plug. I called them right away and she told me it seemed like she kept leaking more and more fluid. I was like sounds like your water broke! So they went and got checked out and sure enough, it did. The last call I received was that they were at the hospital, her contractions were 8 minutes apart and they were putting in her IV. I am driving there today as soon as I get out of work and get a bag packed. Not sure if I will stay the night yet or not, since I have to work in the morning. I can't wait to see my family. I missed our nephew Sam being born so I want to be there for this. It is all very exciting.

Like I said, mixed emotions. I don't know how to feel.
One moment I am so extremely happy and excited and the next moment I think about baby Kelly and my heart is breaking.
Please keep our family in your thoughts in prayers.


Nlvaden said...

My heart is breaking for your sister. I can not imagine what that would be like.

BabyFeverBlog said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister. I hope that a miracle happens for her.