Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Afternoon Update and Yesterday's Sonogram

April's monitoring went well this morning and the contractions have pretty much stopped with the exception of a small one here and there.

Now that things have calmed down a little bit I can update everyone on the sonogram that was performed yesterday. As I mentioned over the weekend, we have a sonogram performed every Monday and Thursday to check on the babies blood flow and to check on their breathing and movement.

Yesterday's sonogram went as well as it could have with both Patrick & Savannah scoring an 8 out of 8 on their Bio-Physical Profile (BPP) and the blood flow staying status quo for both of them.

Patrick is still experiencing restricted blood flow and has been for the past 8 weeks or so. At this point, that is acceptable to both us and the doctors so overall we are happy with yesterdays results.

The doctor did speak to us about scheduling a planned delivery sometime between 32-34 weeks if the babies do not come before that on their own. Currently, both babies still need to continue to grow and that is best done in the womb even if Patrick is not receiving all of the nutrients that he needs due to his restricted blood flow. At some point though, the benefits of bringing Patrick and Savannah into this world (especially so Patrick can begin to receive all of the nutrients that he needs) will outweigh the risks of an early delivery. April and I are confident in the specialist and trust them to make the best decision for both Patrick and Savannah while also keeping the health of April in mind as well.

Bottom line is, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that we will have two healthy children by November 27 at the latest. November 27 just happens to be Thanksgiving and what a way to celebrate and give thanks than with the birth of Patrick and Savannah.


Kristy said...

So glad to hear that the babies are doing well! I updated my church with the praise report on Sunday - we are all keeping you lifted in prayer!!

Miss Sue said...

Keep the faith guys. A miracle is taking place and you two are part of it with Patrick and Savannah. We are praying for all of you.
Miss Sue