I have been and you all have been praying big things for our family and we started seeing them today!
Today was supposed to be our last doctor appointment day. First at the perinatal specialist (the baby's doctor) and then on to my ob. As you know, we had a c-section scheduled for Thursday, so this was it! The appointment at the perinatal doctor started just like any of them a nonstress test and the tech taking a long look at our guy. But when the doctor came in and started telling us what she was seeing that's when it got exciting.
Y'all, the fluid in his abdomen is almost gone! Literally from last week to this week his fluid build up went from severe to normal. Normal! This greatly decreases the risk of the fluid putting pressure on his other organs. The doctors aren't saying with absolute certainty why or how it has gone down but that it is a good sign that the intestine he has are most likely working. Huge Praise!
I love that the specialist even sent all of the pictures from today to her partner to get a second opinion because she was not expecting to see the fluid decrease so significantly. She pulled up pictures of previous weeks to compare side by side while we were in the office and she was just stunned.
So this means we are going to let him keep growing, no eviction notice quite yet! No c-section this week! That is unless I go into labor. The doctors want to monitor me closely so I will have another appointment on Friday and again next Monday. They still believe, at this point, that a c-section is necessary so I will get a new date from the hospital in the next few days. The doctors are recommending the 29th or 30th and at that point we will be in our 38th week.
We still have a long way to go and so many more questions about his condition. I have felt so restrained in my praise and just overall excitement over this news today but tonight I am just ready to abandon that. This may be a small miracle in the grand scheme of his overall condition but tonight I just want to cry happy tears and give thanks and praise without worry of the future. To celebrate today for the victory that it is!
So we will keep praying! We will pray for miracles fully believing that we will see them in our boy. Praying that his life will bring glory to His name. Praying Lord help my unbelief. When I doubt your almighty power to save and heal help me to believe. Praying that my body can hold out for another week because man is this painful! We will worship Him and praise Him through it all.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for praying with us!