Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I haven't updated on here yet, but have been keeping Celia's blog updated. She is back in the hospital and is there for the remainder of her pregnancy, but the good news is this...
We finally have a game plan!
Celia is probably in the process of getting an amnio as I type this. They are checking on Xander's lung maturity and if he is ready they will be delivering him today at 34 weeks and 3 days. That is option #1.
Option #2 is that his lungs are not ready, in which case Celia will be given a steroid shot today and tomorrow to help Xander's lungs along and he will be delivered by Friday. Obviously, this option is the best we can hope for at this point because Xander will have two more days to prepare for his big day.
Option #3 is that in the event that Celia starts bleeding again between the amnio and Friday, Xander will be delivered immediately.
Please pray the amnio goes smoothly and without complications. Amnios are no fun!
Celia is taking this one step at a time. She said everyone is just in disbelief at this point and that this whole experience seems surreal. She's not freaking out at the moment and said she probably wouldn't freak out until they actually say, "Okay, lets have a baby now!". The nurse talking with her and Phillip about the NICU has Celia on edge a bit, but everyone agrees that it is better for Xander to have a rough start in the NICU than for him to not get a start at all. And they told her she would be wheeled directly from the operating room to the NICU so she could see Xander. I know it made her feel better knowing she would get to see him almost immediately after delivery.
Please keep Celia and her family in your prayers over the next few days. The best thing you can do for them right now is pray, pray, pray. I'll keep you updated as I know more.
Update: Celia has had the amnio and everything went great. She is being monitored now.