Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Wild Ride...But God is Faithful!

When I went to my ultrasound on Tuesday they did immediately see a gestational sac & heartbeat. Praise the Lord!! However, the tech became concerned about something she saw.... After several minutes of waiting that seemed to drag on for ages, we saw my doctor who said that it looked like I might have a rare & serious form of an ectopic called a cornual ectopic. It looked like the baby implanted way in the corner of my uterus. If it ruptured, it would be very serious b/c the uterus has a lot of blood flow and is made of muscle.

I didn't think I could handle anything else...

My nerves were raw. I hadn't been sleeping.

My ob has only seen 2 cornual ectopics in all his years of practice. So he called my RE to talk about it. They agreed that I would see my RE this morning (2 whole nights to wait).

I decided I couldn't stay another night in our house (which is 1.5 hours away my RE and 1.5 hours away from a big hospital that would know what to do to treat a cornual ectopic rupture). So we packed up and spent 2 nights in Nashville, close to my RE's office. Every little pain was a nightmare, but knowing that I was close to a good hospital and my RE made a huge difference. I was actually able to rest.

This morning I went to my RE's office for the ultrasound. He'd already explained that if it I do have a cornual ectopic it could be as simple as giving me some medicine, a simple surgery, or worse-case-scenario, a hysterectomy. A lot was on the life and also our precious baby's.

I had been clinging to God, praying, reading the Psalms daily. Last night I'd felt impressed to read about Hezekiah and how he was going to die but God heard his prayer and gave him 15 more years of life. 2 Kings 20

My family was praying. My friends were praying. Some of the ladies in my church were fasting for me. So many people were crying out to God on my behalf, and He gave me a peace this morning. I won't say that I wasn't nervous at all. I was. But I knew that He was with me!

As soon as the technician began the ultrasound she immediately said, "I don't think that's what it is." She called my doctor in who agreed with her that he didn't believe it's a cornual ectopic. They spent several minutes looking and both seemed confident that I do not have a cornual ectopic. We also heard our little baby's heartbeat!!!!

After the ultrasound my doctor went over everything with Jay and me. He explained how my uterus is shaped a little differently than most womens' and how it could make it look like I had a cornual ectopic. However, it looks like the baby is just implanted to the side but that my uterus will stretch accordingly.

Please keep praying for me.

He can't be 100% certain that it's not an ectopic. He's going to check me again in 2 weeks. In the meantime, I am to let him know if I have any problems.

I give all the glory to God who has heard the prayers of His people!!! He has done a miracle in my life today, and I will continue to pray for this miracle baby!!! This baby has already faced so much adversity, but God is so good & faithful to protect us.

As I read this morning before going to the doctor appointment:

We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 20: 5-6

I read the whole Psalm 20 this morning which encouraged me so much.

So now I will shout for joy b/c I know that the LORD saves!! I trust Him with all my heart!! Thank you, Jesus!!


Stacey said...

Definitely a wild ride. You have been through the ringer lately, my friend! God is good and He will continue to take care of you. I continue to pray for more and more good news and for the safety and health of this little miracle!

Dan & Hillary said...

The RE at Stanford dx'd me with a cornual pregnancy, and if it wasn't for my OB concern, Camille would have been terminated. Please call me! 650-620-9690.

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