I had another Level 2 Ultrasound today to check the baby's progress and growth.
Our baby is about 4 lbs 8 oz right now,
(give or take a 1/2 pound)
yes, I have 6 weeks left and
yes, I have good sized babies!
Remember when I mentioned something about the kidneys?
and a few weeks later,
the kidneys were supposedly not an issue anymore?
Well, they are an issue.
The baby's left kidney
(the doctor drew it backward, it's actually the baby's LEFT kidney, but the drawing helps to understand)
The left kidney is not working properly, it's not flushing out the urine down the ureter.
A normal kidney, the right kidney, is supposed to have those pyramid things in it and no blockage.
The left kidney is enlarged, and kind of jumbled up.
B is for Blatter.
The baby has Hydronephrosis and hydroureter
(not that I can pronounce those)
Which means another surgery.
They don't know when, maybe at the same time as the cleft lip surgery around 3 months,
When the baby is born, they will need to take x-rays and do an ultrasound to figure out the extent of it.
The baby will need to be put on antibiotics immediately also.
(bye bye immune system, right?)
The doctor is telling me "This is not life threatening, your baby is thriving and vigorous, this is fixable"
As I'm walking out, I'm feeling so torn,
my baby is healthy?
Well, I suppose in a medical way, it's all fixable.
In a mother's way, something is wrong with my baby.
I also have low fluid again.
This happened with Jedi,
(my water broke early, so actually, I had no fluid, but your body keeps producing it daily)
Then, with Sweetie Pie,
they took her 4 days earlier than the 38 week c-section, because of low fluid
Wish they could take some of the fluid out of my legs and feet and put in there.
We will have to meet with a Pediatric Urologist,
not sure if it will be before or after the baby is born
I have 3 appts tomorrow, so I'll hopefully know more tomorrow.
like, if I'll need to deliver in the Twin cities....
We live about 90 miles from there.
OH, I hope not, it would be so hard on the kiddos,
They wouldn't get to see me every day
C-sections are 4 days in the hospital.
My poor 2 year old, she'll miss her mama
(and her mama will miss her!)
I asked what causes this.
She said they don't know, it just happens and is quite common.
I told God, after the 2nd round of Lice
That I can't take any more
That this is enough.
He knows me better.
He knows what I can take, even if I don't think I can,
Even if I don't want to.
Because actually, I know I can take a lot
That kind of scares me and yet it doesn't
I trust Him.
I know whatever happens, is God's will
and I accept His will.
I need to run to Jesus in Adoration
and give it all to Him
My husband knows this and is home early to let me do so.