Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Trying not to Panic!!
As some of you have already seen as I begged Cat for prayers yesterday we have problems in our neck of the woods.
Our darling daughter in law was born with a rare not very well known syndrome which at birth showed itself as a birth mark encompassing her leg. As she grew up this turned into some form of (in her words) elephantism. Not as bad as it sounds but one leg is bigger , chubbier than the other.
BEFORE they tried for the baby they asked for advice from their doctor. No problem he said , go ahead....................... These are well educated thirty somethings, not risk takers, just seems so unfair
Halfway through and things are not so simple. She is under a serious threat of dvt and is now injecting herself every day with god know's what to help prevent it. As a teenager she was told basically to get on with it, they couldn't do anything about it so she and her family have just sort of ignored it .
Now of course the leg is getting bigger and they are concerned about blood flow and the baby's growth. The other worry is now whether the baby has inherited the same condition. It came out of now where to her though and doctor's opinion is unlikely.
To be fair her baby doctor is brilliant and she is being checked all the time. My son is so worried, although she seems to be taking it in her stride. When we think about the long haul flights she has taken and never been told by anyone no matter what she asked that it wasn't okay .....
Son thinks they will deliver early and so we are just taking one day at a time, 22 weeks so far.
Baby is okay so far and she is plodding on. The baby is an uncooperative soul though, three scans in and it refuses to show it's bits!!! Trying again on Monday's scan to find out boy or girl. So far it's turned round and crossed it's legs!!
That's my whining over, please just spare a thought for us today and our long awaited grandbaby.
I won't leave this post up for very long as I feel it does identify us all a bit but I did want to ask for some support right now. Thank you all so much