Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Spooky Intuition or the Holy Spirit

We are still at the hospital tonight, and Randi will be spending the night here. This is it. This is the day that Randi said would come in her last post. The fluids did nothing for the reverse end diastolic blood flow from yesterday. There is one particular spot on the umbilical cord that has been giving us problems. It's near where it inserts into Wyatt's belly. The sweet nurse commented after the scan and the doctor left, that getting him up here was the indeed right thing to do. She was very persistent throughout the day to insure that he would be up to L&D to do scans on Randi.

They have taken Randi off the Lovenox and baby aspirin, both blood thinners that were being used to increase total blood flow to the placentas. They have taken blood for a CBC, metabolic profile, and several clotting tests. She is back on additional IV fluids and fetal heart rate monitoring every six hours. She received her first dose of the second round of two steroid shots to encourage fetal lung development. We are actually getting these a couple days early, but the doctor thinks they are necessary since delivery may be imminent. If all the bloodwork comes back good, then the plan is to give her plasma albumin, which is a intravascular protein. Theoretically, it should work to correct the reverse blood flow much the way the IV fluids have. This is our last ditch effort to get rid of the reverse end flow before we run out of options. At the very least, the peri will try to put off delivery for 48 hours so the babies can get the full benefit of the steroids. At best, the albumin will buy us a little more time before delivery.

I am asking all out there to PLEASE PRAY that the Lord will keep the boys safe until they make their entrance in this world. We are indeed so thankful that we have been given the last 8 weeks under these conditions. This pregnancy has been so unbelievably different than Randi and I could have imagined. So much joy, but so much pain as well.

42 comments:

Perri said...

Praying that both you and Randi can rest in God's arms as you await the birth of your precious sons.

Praying for ALL of your family.

laughing mommy said...

I came over from Lots of Scotts.

Praying for your little family.

primarycolors said...

I found you through Jen's site (we are friends from college - Randi, I remember seeing your picture years ago!) and felt like I needed to let you know that we are praying so, so hard for you guys here in B'ham. Macey and I check on you often. Her sweet 7-year old heart is full of optimism and love for Tigger and Pooh (she loved that) and the trust that everything will go smoothly. Me too. Todd, thanks for being so diligent with the updates. We'll be looking in on you! --Robin

Matt and Amy Snow said...

Way to go Mama! You knew it! I'm so proud of you for trusting yourself (really I believe that 6th sense is the Holy Spirit) and coming on in to the hospital for scans. Wyatt and Parks are so blessed to have you as their Mom and Todd as their Dad. Thanks for the post and know we are praying for their SOON arrival.
Amy

Matt and Amy Snow said...

Way to go Mama! You knew it! I'm so proud of you for trusting yourself (really I believe that 6th sense is the Holy Spirit) and coming on in to the hospital for scans. Wyatt and Parks are so blessed to have you as their Mom and Todd as their Dad. Thanks for the post and know we are praying for their SOON arrival.
Amy

JenMom said...

Covering you all with prayers!!!

Aunt Boo said...

Still here, still praying!

Love,
Amanda

keri said...

praying for all 4 of you!!

emily ann. said...

it is a long story indeed as to how i found your blog - but i am praying for your family. God's blessings you all four of you.

Jennisa said...

Praying for you over here too!

Carrie said...

My prayers will continue as well!

Sheryl said...

Found you through JenMom and have been praying daily for the safety and protection of Randi and your precious sons. Keep hangin' in there a little longer ... God is completing a great work!

Ms. McFearsome said...

over from lots of scotts

and praying

katie said...

praying too... k

Anonymous said...

praying for you and your boys...

Whitney said...

Sending lots of prayers your way. I hope everything goes great and those sweet little angels bless your life everyday! Good luck!

Whitney

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Here via JenMom - joining with you in prayer that all will happen according to His will, and that your babies will be safe and healthy!

Julie Agan said...

Hey Guys,

Danny and I are praying for you! Please know that you are in our thoughts. Be strong and trust in Him!! We love y'all!!

Julie & Danny (Anna & Joe)

Kimmy said...

Hi, I came here via JenMom. My prayers are with you and your precious boys.

Dawn said...

I've been checking your blog every day and praying for you as well. God has brought you this far safe and sound, trust in Him to carry you the rest of the way.

I will continue to check on you and pray for you and your sweet boys.
Blessings,
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Randi,
I found your site about two months ago through Perri (We attend church together). I am praying for your family. You all have made it soooo far!!All of those extra days in your belly will surely help the boys. I will continue praying.
Amy from Indiana

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and the boys.

Katie and Robert

Anonymous said...

Todd and Randi,

I'm here from Jenmom. I have twin boys, so your story is dear to my heart. I keep checking for updates.

I'm commiting today to pray earnestly for your wee ones!

Their Maker holds them in the palm of His Hand. All of their days are numbered and planned by Him. May He be your source of strength, peace and wisdom, especially over this next while.

Blessings!
Chris from Canada

Anonymous said...

came over from Jenmom. Just wanted to let you know that I too am praying for you all. Amy

The Hiatt Family said...

Giorgio and I are praying for all four of you. Thank you for taking the time to post regular updates; it's so nice to know exactly how to pray each day. Peace and Love.

Jean Joiner said...
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Cyndi said...

I found your blog through Lots of Scotts so I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your precious little miracles. Though you haven't seen their beautiful faces yet, you KNOW them - they have been a part of your life for a while now - cherish all of those moments God has given you and cherish the days yet to come with your precious boys.

And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
Matthew 17:7

Jean Joiner said...

Randi,
It's Jean (Sack) Joiner, Katie's little sister. Katie told me about what is going on with you guys. I'm going to pray for you right now.
Jean

GM's Mom said...

Todd and Randi,

I found your site through Lots of Scotts....

You are your precious boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heidi

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you all. Trust God and He will carry you through this.

Love,
Kim, Ryan & Elliott

Anonymous said...

We are all praying HARD for y'all!
Love,
Marianna, Jeff, Anna Miles and Davis

Dayle Prentiss said...

Be strong and of good courage. Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. For the Lord THY God is with thee, whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
This scripture has helped to calm my fears many times over the years. We will pray for the safe delivery of your two fine sons and for peace for Mom & Dad.
Dayle Prentiss-Mobile, AL
Katie Sack Prentiss is my beloved daughter-in-law and led me to your site/family.

jess said...

I'm praying for your family right now! I came over from "And then they were six."
Jessica in Birmingham

Anonymous said...

I can't even imagine how emotionally drained you both have to be after all of the ups and downs. God will keep you pregnant and those little boys safe as long as possible. And when the time comes, I know He will guide them into this world with love and protection. We are ALL behind the four of you. I can't even imagine how scary it must seem right now...but what a momentous moment in your lives - getting to meet your sons for the first time. Love, Amanda and Tim

Anonymous said...

For I am the lord, Your God, who takes hold your right hand and says to you, Do Not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
May you all feel God's right hand with you as your boys are born. I am praying for you. Judy

Anonymous said...

Todd and Randi-
I hope that you all have felt some of the burden lifted from your shoulders to see HOW MANY people you have praying for you and the boys. I have been checking on you each day and continue to pray the Lord will bring those sweet boys into this world safely in His timing. Until then, know that you are truly surrounded by prayer.

In His love-
Suzanne (Jennifer's friend)

Dennis, Rose and our Clan said...

prayers being said here for the safe arrival of the boys soon! I am so glad you stayed and got those scans!

Suzanne said...

Stay strong! You can do this. You'll make it through, and so will the boys.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Came over from Lots of Scotts. Praying for your precious family.
Katie

Anonymous said...

Hi Todd and Randi,
It's Katey - Duke's championship-getter;)
Good luck bringing those little boys into this world - Duke and Dante are looking forward to new little brothers!
We wish you lots of love,
Katey, family and all the four-legged critters

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

I'm praying that the Lord will go before you as you deliver your babies, and that He will guide the doctor's hands, and give you great peace. And healthy babies :)

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you wait the delivery of your precious boys.
Praying in Rome Georgia!