We thought we would update you all on what is going on. Not a whole lot has changed although our emotions are quite different than a couple days ago. We know that Patah is a dog and some may not understand loving an animal, but thinking that Patah may be sick with a tumor was really emotional for us. We were so relieved to find out that Patah did NOT have a tumor, but a hernia. Praise the Lord! She has had a relaxing day in bed sleeping on a pillow most of the day. She has lots of stitches but is just as sweet as ever, until you put the funnel around her head and then she doesn't like you much...actually she just looks up at you with big puppy eyes like "what are you doing to me?" Pictures to follow that...
As for Kim...still on bedrest. On Tuesday was an appointment and additionaly labs were drawn which we completely normal! That is all good. My midwife just wants to keep me out of the hospital as long as possible and would rather not induce me. My blood pressure was still elevated and I am still having headaches. Today I got a manicure and pedicure (a birthday gift from Joel) which was so nice and relaxing. Even with my swollen hands and feet, I feel pampered and not quite as large! We covet your prayers as the days wind down.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I just thought I would update you all on what is going on in our lives in the last few days. I have been put on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy (only 2 more weeks or so). My blood pressure has slowly been rising over the last couple of weeks with swelling to my feet and legs as well as some protein in my urine (I know, TMI!). Anyway, these are all precursors to preeclampsia, so instead of taking any chances, my midwife is taking me off work and on bedrest (quite a jump). I can take a shower (thank the Lord Joel is saying) and I can do one outing a day, errands, lunch out, doctor's appointments etc. Otherwise I have to be in bed or on the couch. Not exactly easy for me, but I'm trying. I have an appointment with my midwife on Tuesday. They will do an ultrasound to check how big the baby is as well as the amniotic fluid. We are hoping the baby comes without having to be induced.
Additionally, our sweet white dog, Patah has to have surgery on Tuesday. She has had an abdominal 'bump' that has been getting bigger. We had it checked out today and the vet said it is either a tumor or a hernia. We are kind of worried for her. She hates vets and we just feel bad we can't be there with her until she goes under.
We hope you are all doing well. Blessing!
Monday, February 15, 2010
We have just updated our Support Letter and you can read all about it here! We are getting closer and closer to getting to Ecuador with being 65% funded with 53% of our prayer support in. We are also closer to having our first child, but that's just the quick facts.
You can read all about it here: http://blogs.covchurch.org/delp