Thursday, July 20, 2006

Baby update


Brittany had another ultrasound this morning. I'm sad to report that the small intestines have continued to dilate and the stomach is being "pulled" for lack of a better word. The first Tech did measurements and said everything was stable THEN the doctor came in to look and did more measurements and saw that it was noticeably larger and with the hole being small she is concerned about it getting pinched. She is to the point of worry now. She said if she was 35 weeks, she would have them take him out now, but since she's only 31 weeks, it's just to risky. We have another ultrasound scheduled for next week and were finally able to get an appointment with the high risk doctors on August 8th. It frustrates me that we can't get in until then when things are getting worse. His estimated weight right now is 3 pounds 10 ounces. It would be a little more but his tummy measures small since the intestines are on the outside. I think it's a pretty good weight at this point.
I'm getting ready to go over to the hospital. My dad is having surgery today. He had a stint put in a while back and they don't think it's doing it's job. So they will shoot dye in to see where the problems are and fix what's wrong while they have him in there. I think I'll take the baby shower invitations with me and work on them in the waiting room. I can't believe I'm STILL not done with these things.


I wish I had better news today. I feel terrible posting bad news yet again. Be glad I don't tell you ALL the bad things happening here. These past few days have been back to back non stop problems.
Thanks for listening to me ramble...

11 comments:

September said...

You **NEVER** need to apologize for life, Jolene. No one has a perfect life, they just think they do. I think it's better to get it out than to internalize, but that's just my opinion. :) I'm praying for some peace and good solutions for you. Love you, sweetie, hang in there.

Anonymous said...

Please never apologize. Thank you for keeping us updated. I was worried and wondering what was going on.. You and your family are in my thoughts.. There is a website called www.caringbridge.com If you haven't heard of it, it is a website that is free to setup a page and it is used to keep family and friends informed of medical information. I have found a lot of people use this as a way of expressing thier feelings and never have anyone to judge you on them. It is also a way to meet people that may be going through the same thing and are great for advice. I hope I am not intruding by telling you about this..
I am praying for good health for your family

Denise said...

Jolene - you've had your share of 'tough stuff' going on in your family these days. Just wanted you to know that I've been thinking about you and praying for you.

SmileyCarrie said...

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers... *HUG* All the best Jolene.

KathyG said...

Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
(((Big Hugs)))

Kathy

Pam said...

Awww, I'm sorry! I wish I could give you a real big hug instead of sending lots of cyber ones! Hang in there!

Kelly Walker said...

Jolene,
I do pray for you, Brittany, and Brek everyday! I look up to you for going through all of this and still be able to share your life with us. You are truly one of God's angels here on earth!!

Chris said...

Brittany is glowing and beautiful. She is so sweet and we are all praying for her and Brek and Baby boy. I don't like hearing the bad news but I want the news regardless, so I know what is going on. I wished I could make it all better for all of you. Jolene you have so much on your plate right now...Hang tough you are not alone. Keep up the scrapping to ease the tensions being thrown your way.

Chickenbells said...

Well...as they say, when it rains it pours! Never appologize for your real life, we all have hardships don't we? Even if we try to gloss over them (I think that's called denial...hehehe) Lots of love and prayers for everyone in your family...and keep hanging in there, breating and creating...those little shower invitations will get done soon!

Connie said...

I have a friend and my sister at times that if they didn't have bad luck they'd have no luck at all. We will keep thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

Jen said...

Continued thoughts of you all are with me...
This is your blog and no need to be sorry, we all need to get things off of our chests :)