Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pregnancy Update: the gory details


Monday July 16th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel :
Some of the kids and I went to 8 am mass and I was feeling great being close to 18 weeks pregnant. I noticed a small amount of fluid draining from my body but just took a mental note and went on with the day. Later I had light pink spotting and around 3:30PM my water broke. The Dr said to rush to the hospital and get on bed rest. They checked the amniotic fluid and confirmed that my membranes had ruptured…I am on strict bed rest and am trying (unsuccessfully) using the bed pan and stay put with iv’s in my arm and things on my legs to circulate my veins.  
I tossed and turned all night and couldn’t sleep. Rob slept on the couch. Thoughts of losing my baby and being on bed rest for at least 5 more weeks made my head swim. All had been going so great and the specialist was so pleased with my progress!
Woke up Tues morning and Dr came in around 8. She tried to be realistic and told me that even if I made it to 23 weeks the baby’s lungs and arms wouldn’t have developed as they should and he wouldn’t survive long.
The specialist came in and confirmed what the other Dr said, but he did say that one client’s baby survive who was in the same boat as mine. Also, Dr Bruchalski’s office from Tepayac center confirmed the seriousness of my situation, but said to hold on to hope and they would pray for me. I also read this wonderful story about a local woman named Angelica who survived the same situation.  
http://bernardmiracles.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-2010-my-husband-and-i-came-face-to.html
The specialist also said if he was me…he would go home. That was new, cuz the other doctor said I would be in the hospital till I delivered. He said there was nothing they could do for me till 23 weeks and I would probably be safer from germs in my own germs!
So after having a really good cry…I just sat there wondering about all that had happened…then I had a visit from a friend and a priest from St Mary’s who was making the rounds at the hospital. I became at peace and distracted. My friend offered to take me home and I was discharged.
So, here I lay in bed surrounded by my wonderful husband and amazing kids, with friends bringing food and taking the little ones out of the house for some fun, not to mention my super sister who was doing the laundry and everything else!
 I am truly blessed and holding on to a miracle!  THY WILL BE DONE!!!

25 comments:

Colleen said...

I will be praying for you Sam! Put it in God's hands now, He will see you through~

tammy said...

Praying for you, Rob, and the baby....and the rest of the family!

Lena ~ JOYfilled family said...

You have my prayers for peace and healing during this trial. May you and your family continue to draw close to Our Lord through the Blessed Mother. May His grace sustain you.

You are loved and blessed.

Pax Christi,
Lena

St. Stephen ~ ora pro nobis
St. Thomas ~ ora pro nobis

KooKoo ComiX said...

Oh Sam,
Mass for you every day! My heart is aching for you and I will pray, pray, pray.

All my love,
Jaci

Rebecca Simpson said...

Sam!!! You are a miracle woman..God loves you and your family so much..He is great and will take care of you and Stephen Thomas...you are in our prayers!!!

missy said...

Oh Sam, praying for you and your sweet baby!

Tina Marie said...

Praying for you and your family.

Cam said...

Praying!

Katherine said...

Dr. Bruchalski delivered my second. I heard about the local woman - Tepeyac gave her an award for her courage to do all she did to save her baby. Hang in there and don't give up hope. We will be praying for all of you!

DivaHick said...

I found you from A Woman's Place Depends on Her Vocation and we are praying for you and your baby. Celebrate this little life you helped create- no matter how many breaths your baby takes- celebrate and rejoice in the Lord.

Jessica said...

Oh, Sam, I am praying for you and that sweet baby! I have a blessed St. Raymond Nonnatus candle that was sent to me by a friend during my last pregnancy and am lighting it for you today. We will continue to keep you in our prayers!

Kelly said...

You and the baby are in my prayers, Sam. God bless you.

Karen said...

Praying for you and your precious baby.

Narmeen said...

Sam~ We are praying for all of you! We know HE is taking good care of you and the baby.

Much love from all of us.

Tracy said...

Sam, I lost my daughter when she was 6 days old due to Trisomy 18. My husband & I are praying for you & asking our angel Taylor to intercede for you. Much live & prayers to you, your husband & family

Michele said...

I'll be praying for you!

Erin said...

I am praying for you, your baby, and your whole family!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your family. I found you through the Shower of Roses blog, and have been through a pprom situation too. I wanted to share with you the following link, which has some great information, and some uplifting very early pprom survival stories. It was a source of comfort to me during my own scary and difficult bedrest. May God's will be done!
(the site is not Catholic, but is still very informative in these early hours and days of pprom)

http://inkan.se/prom/

Sam said...
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Sam said...

THANKS everyone...especially the anonymous person who sent me the link to pPROM such great info. Why don't doctors inform their patients with this resource? Thanks everyone! THY WILL BE DONE!

Anonymous said...

It just so happens that today, July 20th, is the feast day of a little known saint, Margaret of Antioch. She is a patron saint of pregnant women and childbirth. Appeal to her- maybe your case will help her become better known. God's will be done in your life and that of your family's.

http://www.catholic-saints.info/patron-saints/saint-margaret-of-antioch.htm

Elizabeth in Wisconsin said...

A family in Wisconsin is praying very hard for you and your baby boy!

bobandcindyo said...

Sam,
I and my Carmelite group at Port Tobacco are praying for all of you! Cindy

Sam said...

thanks bobandcindyo for the Carmelite prayers WE know a nun there who I used to go to church with in Bowie. I think her name now is Sister Mary Bernard. She is talk and has glasses!

Lisa Parker said...

Sam - Our entire family is praying hard for you and your little guy. We also pray for the wisdom of your doctors and the comfort of your family. Hang in there and may the Love of God sustain you through this trying time.