Monday, May 3, 2010

The Father of Mercies and God of All Comfort

As some of you know we went last week to our first baby doctor appt! I thought I was supposed to measure 7 weeks but I was only measuring 6. Didn't think anything of it because that kind of thing happens ALL the time. They wanted me to come back today and pretend that the first appt didn't even happen. I kinda felt like something was wrong. Nothing would have prepared me for what my God had in store for me. When the U/S tech examined me she noticed I didn't progress any with my growth. I was still measuring 6 weeks (in my opinion I was supposed to be 8 and according to the docs I should have been 7) Wes, Hannah and I have suffered what is known as a missed miscarriage. 

A missed miscarriage occurs when the fetus dies, however the woman's body continues as if the fetus is still viable.  (This is probably why I started to look pregnant even though I wasn't) The diagnosis of a missed miscarriage is usaully considered after fetal heart tones are not heard or the size of the uterus has not grown.  Then a ultrasound will be performed which will show a fetus that stopped growing several weeks prior to the ultrasound and there will be no fetal heart tones.    
A missed miscarriage will usually have no signs and symptoms initially.  The woman will usuall feel as if the pregnancy is going just fine.    Other women have stated that they have lost some of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy such as breast tenderness, nausea, and / or fatigue (This is what happened in my case.. I just woke up one morning and didn't feel pregnant anymore).  With a missed miscarraige women will not have lower abdominal or pelvic pain
There are several causes for a missed miscarriage and it depends on when during the pregnancy the missed miscarriage occurs.  Due to the fact that most missed  miscarriages occur within the first twelve weeks of gestation the cause is most commonly due to chromosomal abnormalities within the fetus.  These chromosomal abnormalities can be due to several factors including poor quality sperm or egg, abnormal cell division of the fetus, and / or genetic abnormalities of either mother or father. 
There are treatments; however. On Thursday I will be wheeled into Jackson's Surgery center at 6am to undergo a D&C.  A D&C entails a women going into the hospital and having anesthesia while an obstitrician "cleans her out" (I know this is personal information, and I know that some of you might not be able to handle this, but this is what my God is carrying me through) This is done for a missed miscarriage to prevent infections, severe bleeding and other associated complications.  A benefit of this type of treatment is that the products of conception are sent to a pathologist for evaluation and genetic testing can be performed if so desired.

I truly want to thank all of our friends and family members that have supported us and been there for us through good times and now. I don't think I could hold it together if Wes and I had to suffer through this alone. The great thing about a healthy woman suffering a miscarriage is that is almost NEVER happens again. So you better believe that we are gonna get back to work as soon as we get the go ahead from the doctors!

I want to thank my doctor as well for giving me the news last week because if I had to suffer through a miscarriage this week I think they would have to hospitalize me for a mental breakdown or something. The fact that he brought this to our attention last week gave me the opportunity to mourn the loss of our miracle during a nonstressful time. I want to send praises to my God for carrying me through such a difficult time. The most amazing thing is is that He already knew it was going to happen. My daddy is protecting me every minute of every day and I can't begin to fathom the love He has for me. Just because I lost a child doesn't mean I am going to allow my faith to dwindle and to take a child away from Him. 

I always try to end my blog with God's perfect Word relating to my post and I have tons after tons of Scripture that I would love to share with you.

  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by believing and not by seeing
  • 1 Peter 1:7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world
  • Galations 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me ( I LOVE LOVE LOVE this scripture, because even though my flesh and blood my fail.. my faith will never fail)
  • Matthew 9:22 Jesus turned around, and when he saw her he said, “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment

Who better to take care of my baby than the God who made him? I send praises to You because You are God and Your plan is PERFECT! I have no room to complain because You gave Your only Son so that I may live. 

Also, I would like everyone to pray for my grandfather, Pop. He had surgery last week to remove what doctor's believe was a benign fatty tumor about the size of an egg from his back. He has to go back to the doctor the same day I go into surgery for the results and to check his healing. Pray God keeps His healing hand on my Pop and his doctors as well. :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are such a blessing to me and I appreciate every one! If you are a no-reply commenter please leave me your email so I can respond to you! Thanks, y'all!