Wednesday, August 22, 2007

UPDATE ON KRISTEN

Mike and Kristen didn’t get out of the doctor’s office until 5:00 (3 hours). She was on the ultrasound machine for a long time, as they tried to determine if it was safe to do the test on the babies. They determined they couldn’t yet do it safely. In the meantime, they did assure them that the babies were developing, both kicking, and the mass they were looking at last week seemed smaller. That’s the really good news. They asked her if she was planning to terminate the pregnancy if they did the risky test anyway and the news was really bad. She said they were not planning to terminate the pregnancy at all. So the doc said they might as well wait a couple more weeks to do an amniocentesis.

She has been so sick, as you know. Neither doctor, her own or the specialist, seemed to have any advice except that "it should get better as time goes on." It was getting worse. She's tried 3 different meds and none have helped. She couldn't even keep Mylanta down, and was suffering from acid last night.

By 10:30, she was so sick that they finally went to the emergency room. She called at 5:00 this morning from the hospital here in the town where she works instead of where she lives, because that’s where her ob gyn is. Sheis terribly dehydrated, and also has a UTI, which was a total surprise.

Blogger has been down all morning, so I am sorry it has taken so long to get this posted. Of all days for them to be down!


11 comments:

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

This is encouraging on several levels, Dawn. What a relief that both babies are developing and moving around and it's really good news that the mass they saw on the one baby seems smaller.

I'm sorry Kristen is so sick. Nothing is more miserable. I wish they could find some relief for her. My word, she's having a rough go of it. Let's hope the second trimester is a lot better for her.

Thank you for the update. I've been on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what they found out yesterday. Kristen and Mike and the babies (and you) are in my prayers.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Still praying and trusting God to continue caring for everyone! Praise the Lord the babies are developing and kicking, that is such good news! Sorry Kristen is feeling so badly. i will pray for that to go away quickly!

Midlife Mom said...

Thank you for the update! That poor kid is sure having a hard time of it isn't she?! We'll all just have to keep on praying and adding this awful morning sickness to the list! Great news that the babies are developing!!!

nancygrayce said...

Thanks for the update! I'm sorry she's so sick....

PEA said...

Thanks for letting us know, Dawn! Blogger was down, Google was down, now Bloglines seems to have gone crazy! All in a typical day of a blogger! lol xox

Susie said...

It's been a bad day for blogger and google today. Glad for the encouraging news about the babies, and praying Kristen feels better soon :)

Tammy said...

I am so encouraged at this news, Dawn! I will continue to pray, and also for the morning sickness. (((HUGS)))

Myrna said...

Bless her heart! I pray she gets relief from the sick part soon. It is good news that both babies are still growing and developing.

thank you for the update.

Nancy said...

My prayers for all of you continue. Thanks for keeping us updated as I am sure your hands are full with the grandkids. Hang in there and know that you are loved!

(((((Dawn))))))

Robin said...

Great news that the babies are growing and moving. Bad news that she is so sick. Maybe after they treat the dehydration and infection with an IV, she'll feel better and be able to eat something.

groovyoldlady said...

Ditto on what everyone else said!