Monday, October 09, 2006

A Stitch In Time

I guess the title is a little gross considering the facts. I'm home from Ashley's and the surgery went well. The dr. was able to put in the McDonald Cerclage along with an added stitch for precaution. If you know anything about high risk pregnancies or pre term labor that will make sense. However, I did not. At first he had planned to perform a cerclage procedure called the rescue cerclage. In the actual surgery he decided it was too risky for the safety of the baby. It would have prevented her from months of bed rest and ensured her of going close to full term. The McDonald cerclage is basically a safety stitch. It sews up the top of the cervix to help prevent pre term labor/early dilation, etc. The downside is that she will go on bedrest probably around Christmas. As soon as the baby grows more and more it will cause pressure on the stitches and bedrest will help give her more time and keep the weight off the cervix. So keep praying! I thank you for that, I really do. The sonogram and heartrate were perfectly normal and the baby had grown in 2 weeks.

It seems like all I ever talk about on my blog is medical stuff. You would think that we were this pitiful little inactive, unhealthy, undernourished family. In all actuality we are very active and basically quite healthy. Just because I have had 2 heart attacks does NOT mean I am not healthy. It's like my momma says, "I have a condition!" LOL. We all lead way active lives! It is just when something has to go wrong we like it to be in a big way. Always the drama family. More news later. And not health updates. We have a big trip to Abilene this weekend to watch the Merkel Badgers battle Anson. Go big PURPLE. It is also ACU's homecoming so we should see lots of old friends and family. Maybe I'll find something exciting to post for you next week. And then again, maybe not.

5 comments:

Giggi said...

So glad that Ashley's procedure went well. I know she was glad to have you there thru the weekend, to help her & to hold her shaky little hand. I am so excited for her & believing everything will be OK this time. We got to bring Christine home this morning (for the 3rd time) & she is doing much, much better tonight. So much to be thankful for. It's time to count our many blessings again. Love ya, Kathy

Hollie Reese said...

We can't wait to see you in Abilene this weekend!

Amy said...

Hello, I found you from Princess Terri's blog. I am glad to hear that the procedure was successful, but I just couldn't resist commenting about poor Mr. McDonald. What a thing to have named after you!

Heather said...

Purple White, Purple White, FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!! GO JIM REESE!!

I, too am SO glad that everyone is feeling better. I am so thankful for answered prayers...

Have fun without me in A-town!!...Wish I was there!

Love you mom.....

mindy tyndall said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging notes on my blog! Isn't it wonderful that even as our children grow up, God still allows us to "mother" them. I pray constantly for your family, especially Ashley, BA and their little miracle. I truly believe that God will use this as a way to stretch all of us in faith and conviction. Take good care of you, too! You'll be extra busy before you know it!
Hugs!