Battle with Right-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

RESULTS

WEEK 37

I was hanging out with some friends today that I haven't seen in a while, Amanda & Whitney (the Whitney :). We had lots of fun swimming and talking. They reminded to write in my blog :)

Sorry to keep you all waiting but we just learned on Monday, June 28th, that the RESULTS for the Amnio test were all NORMAL! Yay! I knew my baby didn't have Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 21. When I went in last week thursday for the NST they said they didn't have the results yet that it's taking longer for them to 'grow' the chromosomes. So I worried about it all weekend. Some people thought this meant that Baby Whitney is okay now...NO, she still has severe Right-sided CDH. She just doesn't have an abnormality. She is very active and I know she will be a fighter.

After the nice nurse told us the good news, she told us I have the Group B Strep (GBS). Great. She said it's very light, but they have to give me antibiotics DURING labor so that the baby doesn't contract it and get sick. So it's not really a big deal and I heard that it's pretty common. I STILL have a bruise from when they drew my blood almost 2 weeks ago. Apparently that lady did a terrible job! My photographer for my modest maternity photos was like... I'll just photo shop that out.

The NST today went well. Baby Whitney is not is stress. We made appointments for the next two weeks but I am (or she is) full term. Hopefully I won't have too crazy of a birth story. Thomas and I went to the Park Central Deli...best sandwiches and they have the most delicious Chocolate cookie ever! I have a pretty busy weekend ahead of me...Patterson Family BBQ, Friends BBQ, and Holmgren Family BBQ. I love it! I love Independance Day, it has always been my favorite...Summer, Swimming, BBQ's, Family, and Fireworks! Also I love the Arizona Monsoon! It's my favorite season of the year! The dust, clouds, wind, rain, lighting and thunder. I hope it's big this year!

2 comments:

  1. That is great news. Yea, the Step B thing is totally normal. I had it with both my boys. I almost didn't make it to get the antibiotics with the 2nd one because he came so fast.
    I love this time of year too. Everytime I see a cloud I think... please, please be a storm!!!
    I can't remember if I told you I have a blog too, but it's private. Send me a message on facebook if you are interested in an invite and i'll email ya!

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  2. That's great! I am glad she's a fighter too, that will definitely be a plus!
    I had Group B Strep too.. no big deal, just a little annoying in the hospital. I'm really sad I'm missing the family get together! I'll be thinking of you guys though! Have fun, and I can't wait to hear how and when little Whitney comes!

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