I’ve really missed blogging! I just wanted to post another update, since it’s been a few weeks.
The last update, I talked about how I had an emergency surgery (cerclage) to try to save baby. Well, I had a scan a few days later and it didn’t work. I did not know that the doctor did not get my cervix completely closed. He left it open 1cm and didn’t tell us. Now, what will happen if you have water above a hole? Yup, my membranes went through. I wish he would have told us that because we were blindsided that it didn’t work.
After a few days of crazy drugs, it opened up more and a different doctor was confident to try again. She said, she was going to get the membranes pushed back in and get it completely closed. We had to do another amnio to make sure there was no infection again. This poor baby has gone through two surgeries and two amnios. He has done great and survived both when they told me it was a 50% chance that I would make it through surgery without my water breaking.
After they held me at the hospital for 4.5 days, to make sure I didn’t have a rupture and that the cervix stayed closed. It did! After 11 days in the hospital, I was SO ready to go home. I am now on bed rest and can only get up to use the bathroom. We are more than half way through the critical stage! I have 6 more days to viability, where if Oliver comes, they will try to save him! I will feel so much more relieved. I just had another scan, two days ago, and everything is looking great. I am so much more confident that we will make it to next week. Hopefully, a lot further. Baby Ollie has been active and lets me know that he’s doing okay!
I’m finally feeling a little more calm and was able to pick up a book today! I still have pretty bad headaches from the drugs they have me on. So, I can’t really read too much or too long. I’m hoping to be able to catch up on all the comments that have been left here, in the next couple of days.
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If you could continue keeping us in your prayers (if applies), and/or good thoughts, we would really appreciate it! <3<3<3