Battle with Right-Sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DR. Visit


Not much new to say, maybe just because I'm really tired & bored. Yesterday, Tuesday, July 6th, at the DR. appt. they did the BPP. They took some 4D pictures of Whitney. Adorable. They measured her. She weighs about 6lbs 8oz. Wahoo! There is plenty of fluid, just a little on the excessive side. 27. My mom came with this time. Thomas didn't get the afternoon off plus he started the Summer 2 class at ASU West that night. DR. G. did an exam and said I'm 1/2 cm dialated so she won't come too soon. He doesn't want to induce unless my cervix is ready (3cm). I think maybe he did strip my membranes. But so far not much cramping or bleeding. I wish she would come soon! I'm excited and terrifed all rolled in to one (as my friend put it). I'm getting use to the idea that she will be in the NICU for a long time and have a huge surgery. But I would absolutley die (on the inside) if she did.


  1. There are so many highs and lows in the NICU and nothing can prepare you for it, I wish there was something that could! My son was born with CDH and fought for 35 amazing days before growing his Angel Wings. In his memory, we have started a Local Project of Project Sweet Peas in his name. We donate care packages to families with a baby in the NICU. I would like to send you one for baby Whitney! Our website is Most of the moms there have had CDH babies. Please email me at if you would like a care package. I have been praying for you and baby Whitney! I know that she will come out fighting and be strong!

  2. Hang in there! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

  3. so exciting!!! Umm, question is you THINK he stripped your membranes... there is no thinking about it sweetie. It hurts!!!! So if it HURT REALLY bad... then he probably did, if it didn't then he probably didn't. The bleeding starts within an hour too. At least that is how it was in my case and luckily they didn't have to induce because the day before I was supposed to be induced I went into labor on my own. Better that way than an induction. We're still praying over her as well. Please let us know if there is anything we can do at all. And while little miss is in the NICU if you want some company while you are there, let me know. You'll probably be there often and for long periods and having someone with you especially if you can't hold Whitney for a little while could help :-) YAY She's almost here!

  4. I've been thinking about you and worrying about you and Thomas and Baby Whitney and praying for you all since Claudia told me about her condition. I just asked Claud how things were and she told me to check out the blog. I've read the whole thing. You are being blessed and strengthened and because of your faith, no matter the outcome, you will, (and already have) experienced a miracle. You will continue to be in our prayers.