Prayers for Mandi

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Prayers for Mandi
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Mon, 12-03-2012 - 11:51am

Hey everyone,

I hope she doesn't mind me posting this, but I just found out that Mandi is being admitted to the hospital.. Sounds like Avery isn't doing so well and he might be making an early appearance.  Keep them both in your prayers!

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 10:30am
Mandi my prayers go out to you. I hope everything can hold steady so you can keep him in there as long as possible! I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. I'd be a wreck for sure. Hang in there. We're all thinking of you and praying for you!

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Tue, 12-04-2012 - 9:28am

Thanks Amber. At my doctor's appointment yesterday they did an ultrasound and they told me that the blood flow to the baby's brain and the blood flow through the umbillical cord was absent at times so they sent me straight to the hospital. At the hospital, I had a NST and the longest ultrasound of my life. They checked every single thing on him all the way down to his 10 little toes to make sure nothing was missed. They also gave me an ultrasound pic of him looking right at us, it appears that he has his eyes open and is smiling. I will try to attach it to my post if I can crop my name and stuff out. I felt like that was his way of showing us he was okay in there and I probably looked at it for an hour and just cried and cried. It's the sweetest thing. He seems to be developing normally, 2lb10oz and 15.5in long which was a good sign. I also began contracting pretty regularly, which I assume was due to all the stress of everything, so they gave me steroid shots to develop his lungs. If the contractions wouldn't have stopped then they would have went ahead and delivered him so trying to stay calm and relax my body was a nightmare but I did it. The MFM specialist at the hospital reviewed the new ultrasound and found that the blood flow through the umbillical cord was actually normal, so I'm not sure what the other tech seen in the first ultrasound. The blood flow to his brain was a little better than it was originally but still really close to the cut off point (they measured it in a number and it was .4 above the cut off). So now I have to have another ultrasound on Thursday with the MFM specialist. If he is still above the cut off he can stay in but if not I will be delivering him. I'm hoping to keep him in there a little while longer but things have progressed rapidly, so it's just a waiting game at this point. In the meantime, they allowed me to go home and rest but I have to do kick counts every 2 hours to make sure he's still active. The most stressful part is at night when I fall asleep. I wake up every hour or 2 and can't fall back asleep until I feel him move around. I think I've aged 10 years in the last 2 weeks but I'm staying positive. I can see a little speck of light at the end of the tunnel. :)

P.S. It wont allow me to attach the u/s pic. :(

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 12:01pm

Oh my goodness.  Thanks so much for updating all of us.  Keeping Mandi and sweet little Avery in my thoughts and prayers.

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