Thursday, September 10, 2009

32w1d - Dr. Perry

Well I went to see Dr. Perry this morning. He did a complete biophysical profile and umbiblical blood flow test on Ali Anne. He said she is definitely suffering from growth restriction. He measured her to weight around 3 lb 2 oz as well. He said that physically she is fine just small, but her growth will continue to slow down. Right now she is measuring about 2 weeks behind. He found no genetic or birth defects nor any chromosomal abnormalities. He said that he believes this is happening b/c of my clotting disorder not letting the placenta give her all the nutrients she needs. I will see him every Monday until I deliver. Best case scenario is that I will make it to 37 weeks at which time they will induce. He said the risk of still birth is too great for me to go any further than 37 weeks. But with that being said even if I make it to 37 weeks she will not be the size of a normal 37 week baby. Dr. Connell will see me every Thursday for non-stress tests until I deliver. Our short-term goal is to make it to 34 weeks - that is less than 2 weeks away!!!!! I am going back to Vicksburg tomorrow to get a steroid shot for her lungs and will go back on Saturday morning to get another one. That is just in case I deliver early. Dr. Perry said at the first sign of stress in the baby we will get her out - if I am in Jackson at the time I will deliver at Baptist by the OB on call - if I am in Vicksburg I will deliver there.

So basically right now we are praying and waiting. I know that God is in control of this situation and He already has the perfect plan laid out for Ali Anne. we have packed our hospital bags and they are in the car. I am going to go ahead and put the car seat in this weekend - not that we will need it for a while even if I go ahead and deliver - but at least it is one less thing we will have to worry about. I am going to get the house good and clean this weekend and try to finish monogramming AA some things and see how many preemie clothes she has now.

Oh and AA is only measuring less than the 10th percentile.


Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your sweet daughter. You've made it such a long way, and like you, I have faith that God has this all planned out. Your faith is inspiring! It is hard to hear that things are less than perfect, but your attitude is right on.
Keep posting~!
Love, Anna in CA
PS.. I am almost 27 weeks with twins, and could use prayers too. I've been in bed since 16 weeks due to an incompetent cervix. While everything has gone well for the babies so far, my body is not handling the bedrest, and I am in a lot of pain. Moment by moment is how He is getting me through. :)

Tomekia Porter said...

Praying for you, AA, and Bert!! She is beautiful!! Keep me updated!

Ev said...

Oh goodness! I'm praying for her health and yours.. Love you! Keep us updated! I'm planning on taking a day trip over there when (or after) she comes! Ev

The Family Bond said...

Hi Beth, praying for you and Burt. Just a note of advise...these steroid shots will probably make you have hot flashes. don't know if they told you that but I wished I had been forwarned. Keep us updated.

Matt and Amberly Collins said...

Just another FYI, Wil Franklin was too small for our carseat when we brought him home. He slumped down so far that it restricted his breathing. Matt had to swerve to the side and I ripped him out of that seat because he wasn't breathing well. I had to hold my hand under his back and kinda support him till we got home.

So all that to say...they have a preemie pillow that fits in the carseat and is the length of the body that gives them support under the neck and back to keep them up high enough to breathe well. I found mine at Babies R Us, but I am sure you can find it other places. Let me know if you need me to get you one and mail it if you can't find one.

We used it until he was 8 pounds.

Love you, praying for you! Can't WAIT to meet little AA!

myLittleMiraclediary said...

Praying for you...

myLittleMiraclediary said...

I was very inspired with your journey/story.I've been praying for you.Today I received medz which i order, this where my journey will also starts, by OCT.2or3 i have to call my dr and start the first IUI treatment, its very emotional moment with mixed feelings as well. Although my dx was unexplained INfertility because evrything is normal with me and my husband altready ok ( some hx of oligo before) so my dr recommend to have this because its been 3 years.For now I'll just wait patiently and trusting on his promises. i was so deeply encouraged by your life.Godbless you more.