Thursday, November 06, 2008

Updates and Requests

Well, I am currently on moderate bed rest. I went to the doctor this past Tuesday and Reed measured 5 lbs 14 oz. and Braden 5 lbs. 2 oz. A doctor that I do not normally see said that we should go ahead and deliver since I was 37 weeks and 2 days and the boys growth was slowing down some. I didn't really agree with this but who can argue with a doctor. Well to make a long story short, we went to the hospital and they put me on monitors and an IV. Before they were going to induce me, Reed's cardiologist along with my normal doctor that I have been seeing agreed that we would be better off waiting since I am the best incubator there is for these boys.
Reed needs to be placed on medicine for a week before they perform his surgery. If we would have delivered this past Tuesday, he would have had surgery today b/c the surgeon is going to Kenya tomorrow. So, if I can keep these boys in me until Sunday or later then that would be perfect for Reed's surgery since his surgeon will be back Monday, November 17th.
I am not going to the doctor every 3 days to get ultrasounds done. We went today and everything looked great for both boys. The do what is called a BioPhysical Profile(BPP) which is where they check blood flow through the placenta, heart rate, movement, breathing, amniotic fluid, etc... They both scored 10 out of 10. We will go back on Sunday to have another BPP. Please pray that Reed and Braden will hang in there until next week. Thanks and sorry for the long post with no pictures!! My camera is already packed in our hospital bag:-)

13 comments:

mkburcham said...

You and the boys have and continue to be in my prayers! You have and continue to always amaze me with your positive attitude and trust in God-you are going to be an amazing mommy! Love you!

Vanessa said...

Well, it sounds like we're going to meet these little boys pretty soon! We will be praying for you and the boys fervently. Get that phone tree going as soon as you get the word. Hope to see on Saturday for breakfast!

Gavin's Mama said...

I think of you daily and you are still in my prayers... I know we do not know each other, but I wanted you to know I am here for you! Please email me if you have any questions or need to talk! Didn't know if you still had my email:
afgk03@gmail.com

Karina said...

Keeley, how exciting to be almost there! That must have been pretty frustrating to already be hooked up to the IV and then find out you are going home. We will be praying for the safe delivery of your boys.

Missy said...

I am praying for your family. God has blessed your boys with a wonderful Mommy!

Michael and Hannah said...

You're doing such a great job taking care of your boys... you've already carried them longer than I was able to carry either of my singlets! I'm praying for you and your babies!

Kelly said...

You are all in my prayers!

Jenny Beth said...

Keely,
I am thinking about you right now. I know you have got to be really ready as I am to meet your little guys. I will be right behinde you. Our prayers are with you all and little Reed's heart as everything unfolds. Take care and I look forward for our little guys to meet since they will probably only be a few days apart. Take care. God Bless

joyce klein said...

Keeley we will keep you the Ryan and the sweet little boys in our prayers

Emily said...

Keeley,
We are praying for you, Ryan, and your sweet little boys. It's so exciting it's just around the corner! We pray God holds you all in the palm of His hand.

Anonymous said...

Josh and I are praying for you guys and for your "little guys"! You are going to be such great parents! You are doing awesome! -Jamie Whitehead

andrea said...

I'm sure you are all getting anxious by now...we will pray for another week for your little guys.

Good luck,

Laura Beth said...

We're praying for you! May God give you the peace and calmness to wait until the perfect time for the boys to be born and that His hand will cover them and protect them!