Thursday, December 4, 2008

High Risk OB

Hi friends,
Yesterday was our first visit with the High Risk OB. We got some great pictures (as you can see) of a very active, healthy baby. Dr Farkouh got all kinds of ultrasound measurements and pictures and some blood work. Everything looks great! She wants to continue monthly ultrasounds and checkups as we go through the chemo even though we will also be seeing the regular OB. Pray that the team can come to a wise decision about a delivery date. The HR OB wants to wait until 34 weeks – she says baby will stay about 2 weeks in the hospital and go home normal. The Medical Oncologist (Dr Cook) wants to take the baby around 30 weeks so that she can switch to a stronger chemo. Dr Farkouh says that would greatly increase the risk of a complication (like cerebral palsy) and will take more time and treatment in neonatal care. Tomorrow we meet with the radiation oncologist and see what she (Dr Clem) says about all this.
The visit went well though, we like the HR OB (all of our team has been great).
Today’s adventure – getting Amy’s hair cut. Not my favorite part of this at all, but I have to admit Jen did a great job, she does look cute and younger – she looks great for a cancer patient. Maybe I will get a picture in tomorrow.
Pray for our morning visit – thanks

Jon

5 comments:

Donna said...

Glad to hear the appointments went well. I was praying for you for the hair cut. Can't wait to see pictures! And, I'm sure you would think she was cute no matter how much hair she has or doesn't have! :-)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you today! Loved the ultrasound picture! The Lord brought James 1:3 to mind when I prayed for you, so I am sure He wants me to share it: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. Praying that God will give you endurance today!

Love,

Lisa Arnold

Tim.Ruth Bixby said...

So grateful for the good report. We are praying for you

Debbie A said...

We are praying that you will be able to make it to 34 weeks knowing the difference each week makes. Our twins were born at 32 1/2 weeks, spend 10/15 days in the NICU and faced very few complications. Each day does make a difference. We praise the Lord for His blessings.

Rachel said...

Rudy and I are praying for you! We are glad that you are keeping everyone updated through your blog so that we can pray specifically.