January 26, 2009

ultrasound results

I couldn't wait any longer, so I pushed to have our ultrasound today.  The nurse got it scheduled, so Josh came back to the hospital from work a little early to be here for it.  We tried to prepare ourselves for the worst with what we might see.  What we got was confirmation that our sweet Baby A is not doing well.  She has absolutely no fluid around her.  With out the fluid, she will not have a chance to develop beyond where she is now.  I was advised by the doctors that it was already a miracle that I didn't go into labor last Tuesday when her sac ruptured.  That usually sends someone into labor right away, and we could have lost all the babies then.  Josh and I already consider the past week a blessing of sorts.  

Still, all we can do is wait and see, and hope that an infection doesn't occur as it could end up hurting the other babies and possibly me.  We've been informed that an infection may have already started, but we won't know until it's too late.  Needless to say, please continue saying your prayers for us and the babies.  I believe that the prayers have already really helped us deal with the situation, and give us more time with the babies than we "technically" should not have had.  

20 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear about baby A!!!! I am so sorry for you and Josh's pain! I will pray as hard as I can for the safety of you and Baby b,c,d!!!!! Loves, Jen

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  2. Well we never know what can happen. Baby A could surprise us all!! Fluid can get better, and you seem so positive--you are in our prayers-

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  3. We think about you both and the babies soooo much Lauren. I pray for continued strength and many miracles!

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  4. So where do you go from here? Do they take Baby A out? If so, how? Does she stay in there? Is there a chance of the sack healing itself? Why would they leave her in there to chance infecting the rest? I'm just confused as to why they keep making you wait. Isn't there something that can be done?

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  5. Lauren,

    Your Mommy and Daddy love you very much and Josh and all your babies. We are saddened to hear about Baby A. But we will continue to pray for her; we will also pray that B,C,and D remain healthy and that you will not have any infections.

    We will come see you tomorrow.

    Love always,
    Mom and Dad

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  6. This breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for all the difficulties. I continue to pray so hard for ALL of you.

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  7. I'm going to keep hoping for health for you and those sweet babies. You're in my thoughts.

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  8. I have been praying hard for you, your husband, and your precious babies! I want to share a verse with you that a friend gave me when I was going through a really hard time. "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." -Exodus 14:14 Know that the Lord is fighting hard for you and your babies! He loves you and them so much! -Emily Davis

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  9. I am really sorry to hear about Baby A not having fluid; I don't have any words of wisdom other than to say that I am praying for you and for your babies, still. Praying that God grants you & Josh a peace that passes all understanding as you walk this tough, tough road. And praying for an infection-free several more weeks until your babies are big enough to be born.

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  11. I've been following your blog after your sister in law posted it on a homeschooling website. I've been praying for you and your family.

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  12. Praying for a miracle for Baby A, and for NO infections.

    Jen

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  13. You guys remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Oh, Lauren :( I am so sorry to hear all that. I pray everyday for you and the babies.

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  15. Lauren, just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and keeping you and those babies in my thoughts. Keep positive and I'll be sending healthy and positive vibes your way.
    -Kristine (from TBAMoMs)

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  16. Lauren, I'm very sorry to hear about Baby A. I know exactly know how your are feeling right now. I was pregnant with triplets in 2007 and found out the exact same thing about our Baby C at 15 weeks. It's so hard to know there is nothing you can do to help except pray and hope. I'm praying for a miracle for your Baby A and the safety of Babies B, C, and D.

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  17. Lauren,

    I am so sorry to hear your news. I wish no one ever had to go through this. All my prayers are for you and your family right now.

    Wishing you peace & miracles!

    Brooke (TBA MoM, mom to Augustus & Raleigh)

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  18. Wonderful pictures and lovely blog. I must admit that guys inspire me way more than some babies! It's so simple, but yet so many tiny details which makes it subtle. :)

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