Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Back To The Bad News

Some of you might have heard already, Randi was admitted into the hospital today following our perinatalogist appointment. First, the gist of it. Pooh's umbilical blood flow is worse than it was two weeks ago, when things were looking bad. He is actually in reverse-end diastolic flow, which means that blood is flowing out of the heart in between beats. The doctor admitted Randi to the hospital to pump fluids in her to make sure she is not dehydrated. After a few hours of this, the perinatalogist is returning tonight to do another fetal ultrasound to check the umbilical blood flow. If everything looks better, we can go home and see him again on Thursday. If things looks the same or worse, he will administer steroid shots to her to stimulate the babies lung development, and we will be in the hospital for the next 48 hours. During those 48 hours and afterwards she will be monitored continuously in the hospital. At any point that Pooh's status declines a c-section would take place immediately. Instead of week-to-week, we are now living day-to-day.

Now, here's some of the good news. Pooh gained six ounces over the last two weeks, doubling his total from the previous two weeks and coming in at 1 pound, 10 ounces overall. He is showing excellent movement, as well. Tigger has gained 11 ounces and is weighing 2 pounds, 13 ounces. His blood flow is not optimal, but it is far and away better than Pooh's. Also, Tigger is showing signs of regular respiratory activity, getting ready for the outside world. We are just waiting now to see what will happen. We thank you all in advance for all the prayers. We are hoping for the best.

3 comments:

Jennisa said...

On my knees praying for you... come on pooh and tigger...get big and healthy so you can stay inside mommy a little longer!!!!

keri said...

randi...we are thinking about you and todd during this time. you are in our prayers. i can't imagine what this roller coaster ride has been like!

Perri said...

Praying for your family as you wait for God's blessings to arrive.