Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LHR Update

Just a quick note...I contacted the doctor today and he said the LHR from Monday was calculated at 1.2 to 1.4. So, not much of a change from last time but still good news. My next appointment is on August 5th. This will be the last ultrasound before the surgery to remove the balloon on the 10th.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I Guess No News is Good News

I am now 31 weeks and we had another ultrasound at UCSF. They took measurements, however the radiologist was unable to calculate the LHR today. They will have another doctor review the pictures and calculate it tomorrow. Dr. Wu, our Perinatologist, said everything else looks good. He said that because my fluid levels are normal and I haven't had any contractions, we're in good shape. He said that everything is going as it should and we're still on track with the balloon removal on August 10th. Following that surgery, I will be put on bed rest again for at least a week. My pregnancy will then be monitored weekly at Kaiser and, if all goes well, I will deliver on September 14th at UCSF. So, overall, nothing new to report but we'll continuing to keep everyone updated on Baby Boy Serna's progress. Thanks again for all your support! :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good News from Our Second Follow Up Visit

We had our second follow up visit today and it looks like everything is going as it should. My pregnancy is progressing normally with no problems. They measured the LHR and it has doubled in size. It is now at 1.2! The doctor had originally said he hoped that by the end of the treatment that it would be up to 1.2, so that is great news so far! Our next appointment is a week from Monday and we're hoping for even more growth. Keep up the positive thoughts and prayers...they're working!! :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our first follow up visit

We had our first follow up visit after the surgery at UCSF today. They did an ultrasound and said everything looks good. It's too early to see any lung growth but they did see fluid accumulating which is exactly what's supposed to happen. The amniotic fluid level is normal which means there is no concern for preterm labor at this point and I can be taken off of bed rest. :-) Our next appointment is next Friday where we will have another ultrasound to check the lung growth.

The doctor mentioned that I am somewhat of a celebrity around there because, in his words, "the procedure went exceptionally well" :-)

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Going home

I'll be going home today. All went well overnight. There was no pain & no contractions. The baby is back to his active self, moving around & kicking.

The surgery went really well. The surgeons were able to move the baby to the ideal position for the surgery & the procedure itself only took 15 minutes. They seemed very happy with the results. It is such an amazing team of surgeons, doctors & nurses here. I feel very lucky to be in such good care.

I will be going in for ultrasounds weekly to monitor the baby's progress. Only time will tell if this procedure will help. We're just praying that this will allow his lungs to develop enough so that he can breath on his own after delivery. There is also a small chance of preterm labor which we hope won't happen. So, please continue to send us your good thoughts and prayers!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

"it couldn't have gone better"

Well, we're not out of the woods yet, but the surgeon said it could not have gone better. Chelsea & the baby are resting and they should be coming home tomorrow. Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts, we really appreciate it.

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