Saturday, August 8, 2009


Today I am 22w1d with big boy...

At 22w1d with Ellie we had our first unsuccessful amnioinfusion.

Dr. E wasn't excited about doing it - but we pushed her a little bit and she agreed to try it because she thought it might help them diagnose what was wrong. But it didn't end up working. They couldn't find a pocket around the baby big enough to inject the fluid into and my body ended up reabsorbing all of the fluid.

Even though she was so close to the age of viability the lack of amniotic fluid meant that her lungs were severly underdeveloped. We hoped that a successful amnio infusion would last a week or even a few days to help her lungs.

At this point there was still no mention of PE.

This is Ellie's profile at 22w1d. I can see how strange it looks now...there are no beautiful dark areas surrounding her face.


Tina said...

She is beautiful!

Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry. To be pregnant after loss must be very difficult.
I know it's exciting but the fact that each week is always a comparison must be so draining for you. I pray that as the weeks progress past the time you lost Ellie that you may have some peace of mind. I will continue to pray for you and your son's long life here on earth.

Crystal said...


I remember our ultrasound with Addison when she had next to no fluid.. I remember thinking that her profile did look "funny" but I was so stupid to think something could be that wrong :(

Anonymous said...

She is perfect.

Funsize said...

She is beautiful.