Saturday, November 2, 2013

IV and other updates

Wow! I survived another week on bed rest. Red bleeding changed to spotting and the last one week, I have been passing brown or black clots occasionally. Scary but I am trusting my doctor that it is old blood from the SCH! Who would have thought you would need to wear a pad every day of your pregnancy! I had an ultrasound last Monday. Baby measured 6w6d and heart rate was 138bpm. Thank you Jesus for this sweet miracle. I walk in to each ultrasound with so much anxiety but come out feeling relieved.

On tuesday, I got a peripheral IV line for Clindamycin. My parents have come all the way from India to help me out. I feel so pampered and spoiled. The IV site needs to be changed every 3 days but other than that things are going smoothly. The pump is easy to handle and it's in a bag. I can take the bag with me when I need to use the restroom. We go in for another ultrasound in 10 days after the IV infusion is over. I am learning to trust Jesus that everything will be fine.

On Thursday, our Pastor came over to hear my confession. He anointed me and I was able to receive the Eucharist. What a blessing to be able to receive 3 sacraments on the same day. And then he gave us the special blessing for the baby in the womb according to the new rite. Beautiful prayer! I really love our Catholic faith. I feel so much better spiritually. Father told he would get me a relic of Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco. I have a special devotion to them. I am hoping and praying that the next few days pass uneventfully. I sometimes feel a little worried as I have no pregnancy symptoms but I know 7.5 weeks is kind of early. Please keep praying for us. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Mama Mary and all the saints in heaven for interceding for us.

15 comments:

  1. So glad to hear an update, I have been praying for you! I will continue to pray for you and the little one!

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  2. Thanks for the update. We have been praying for you. My oldest especially mention you and your baby out loud in her prayers :)

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  3. Yes, thanks for the update. I am praying for you and will continue to pray!

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  4. I am so happy to read this update! Oh my, I wish I lived closer so I could come over and keep you company! I am so glad your parents came to help, what a blessing! Much love to you, lots and lots of prayers coming for you!

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  5. Oh, I didn't have any symptoms with Elizabeth until around 10 weeks. I was worried too, but learned that everyone is different for when symptoms set in. Grow, baby, grow!

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  6. It is so wonderful that your parents are here to help you. So happy things are looking better. Praying for you.

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  7. This post made my night! Thanks so much for this post. You are in my continued prayers.

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  8. As with Lora, your update made my night!!! I'm so happy that your baby is still growing and that your bleeding is stopping /slowing.
    I will ask Bl. Jacinta and Fransisco to intercede for you and baby. My sister is named Jacinta (from my parents trip to Fatima in the late '80s), so it will be easy to remember to pray.
    I'm glad your parents are here for you too!

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  9. Great to hear an update! I have been praying and will keep praying!

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  10. So happy for you! Will continue to pray!

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  11. This is all great news. Continued prayers for you and your family.

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  12. Praying for you. I have always loved Our Lady of Fatima and truly believe that she has been watching out for my little boy since before he was conceived. Too many Godincidences. Anyway, his second middle name is in honor of Blessed Francisco. I will ask Our Lady of Fatima to watch over you and your little one.

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  13. I just read this blog, I sometimes check it out, I have struggled with infertility too and I have had 2 miscarriages, no live births. I am pregnant 9 weeks today! I have had some bleeding too, but not like yours. I can't imagine what you are going through, but like you, the ultrasounds show that babies can still grow when there is bleeding. Praise God! I really think you should read " My Sisters the Saints" By Colleen Carrol Campbell. She is Catholic, and had ALOT of bleeding like you and she had full term twins! I am praying for you! I KNOW JUST what you are going through. God bless your baby!
    Please say a little pray for me if you could, I found I am having twins. We will get through this, and the anointing of the sick is just the Sacrament we need that I believe will heal our bodies to carry the babies.
    God bless you!
    Amy from Colorado

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    1. I will definitely pray for you and the little one Amy! God bless you!

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