Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayers are needed

Hello all my fellow bloggy's....

Please keep my friend Nichole in your prayers as you go about your day today. Last night she lost her unborn baby boy. She was 23 weeks along. The reasons are unknown right now. She has a rare blood disorder that makes it hard to carry children, this one wasn't planned. but nonetheless, it's just as hard. They have grown to accept this pregnancy, find out he was a boy and even give him a name. She emailed me early in the afternoon concerned that she hadn't felt him move in about 24 hrs. But sometimes babies just don't move alot and sometimes that early on it's hard to feel it. She had a doppler so kept checking the heartbeat and all was ok. Before she went to bed at 9:30 she checked for HB again and nothing. Her husband drove her 1.5 hrs to the hospital where they couldn't find a hearbeat. She has placenta previa so cannot deliver him for risk of bleeding to death. She also cannot have a c-section for the same reasons. She is sitting in the hospital right now waiting for them to decide what to do with her stillborn son still inside of her. upon ultrasound this morning they found that he weighed 13 oz but, there was no more amniotic fluid, thus for some reason, he did not survive.

2 years ago, on July 5 this exact thing happened to Nichole, except her baby boy lived. he made it to 22 weeks and weighed 1 lb. Was in the NICU for 4 months and is now a thriving healthy and busy 2 year old little man. Nichole almost died during this as that delivery is how they found out she had a rare blood disorder. Jordyn had stopped growing at 22 weeks but lived until she went into shock at 25 weeks and made it to the hospital. they have been so strong and endured so much in the past couple years.

Please keep them in your mind today that they get through such a difficult time. Thanks.

2 comments:

The Kingsborough Queen said...

aww, i am so sorry, amber. and i WILL pray for them. it's absolutely heartbreaking what they have been through. it makes me count my blessings over and over again for 3 healthy kids. i can't imagine their grief...i will pray they are surrounded by alot of support. ((hugs))

that's the story of my life... said...

I just read your blog...Prayer for her. I know how scary it all can be.

Can you add Blog followers to your list so when you blog it emails me???