Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catchin' up from the week

It hasn't been a particularly exciting week per se around here, but I wanted to update about a few things.

First, thank you so much for the prayers for our last sonogram that was Monday.  She looks just perfect still.  All organs seem to be in good working order.  The only bad news really is that she's breach.  The doctors said that if she doesn't turn in the next week or maybe two, the odds that she will are pretty slim.  At my follow-up appointment with my OB on Tuesday, she said she would bet confidently that the baby won't flip, since she's been in this exact position for the last two weeks.  Her head is smack dab up in the base of my rib cage, so it would take quite a bit of effort and force to turn at this point.  We will see, but it certainly looks like we're headed for a c-section this time.  The perinatologist's assistant commented that "if a c-section is the only thing that goes wrong, that's not bad at all."  I know it's not that big of a deal in the long run, but we were really hoping to avoid ALL operating rooms this time around! 

Second, you may have seen the Twitter update that Keegan had a really rough night on Tuesday.  In fact, it was an exact replay of the night he was admitted last September.  We think it was a minor, yet very painful, form of intestinal roll-over that Keegan used to get, called an intussusception.  He would scream in pain for 5 to 10 minutes or more before passing out for the next 45 minutes.  This went on from about 9:30pm until 4am.  It tore us apart to wtach him be in pain, but we knew what would happen if we went to the ER ... he would be admitted and given morphine, which woudl shut down his good kidney.  He'd end up back on medication to stimulate his kidney, which we just stopped about a month ago, and we'd spend the next three days inpatient waiting for him to stabilize again.  He was set for labs Wednesday morning anyway, so we agreed that if he was still in pain by 5am, we'd just go to the ER.  Fortunately, that didn't happen.  He's spent the last few days trying to catch up on sleep and being rather lethargic, but he seems to be doing ok.  I just wish we knew exactly what was happening during these episodes so that we could better help him through it.

We want to congratulate two of our little friends on some BIG accomplishments.  Carter is home from Boston, and we couldn't be happier for his family.  It was a long journey, but we are praying he is home for a long time!  Also, our friend, Nate, had his trach removed on Tuesday after six long years!!  He's home and doing well.  What an amazing accomplishment for him!  We can't wait to see how you continue to grow stronger and amaze your parents and brothers every single day, Mr. Nate!

Lastly, one of my two best friends from law school, Courtney, is getting married this weekend to another of our law school friends, J.W.  Gray and I are so upset we could not travel to attend the wedding, especially since we missed my other best Vandy friend, Kathryn's, wedding last summer.  I know the wedding will be amazing and that Court will be a gorgeous bride.  Courtney and J.W. - we wish you a beautiful and blessed journey in your new life together.  We love you very much and can't wait to see you later this summer! 

1 comment:

Kathryn Whitfield said...

Will be thinking of you and taking lots of pictures to send. I know you guys will be there in spirit, and hopefully it won't be too long before we see you! So glad that baby Audrey is healthy and ready to make her appearance :) and so happy that Keegan is feeling better. What lucky babies to have a beautiful mom like you! xoxo Kathryn