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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bad News

UPDATE: Not much new to report from the doctor's appt. this morning. Dr. Van Kirk (my doctor here in Redding) will be calling down to UC Davis as I may need to be down there for the delivery. He just again went over the seriousness of the situation and that his goal is to get baby here safely and mommy taken care of.
Daniel leaves Friday morning to head back home to Mexico to check on/take care of things there and see/visit with our dear church. This will most likely be his last trip back there until we all 14 of us go back home together. :) Daniel and I read each of your comments together and it brings tears to our eyes knowing our brothers and sisters in Christ are bringing us before His throne. Psalms 55:22 "Cast your burden on the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."



I only have a minute before I need to get ready to see the doctor here, but I just wanted to give a quick update on our u/s appt. yesterday. Thank you first of all for praying for us. Though the news was surprisingly worse than we'd hoped for, the Lord truly calmed our hearts, the doctor/staff at UC Davis was wonderful, Daniel was able to be with me the entire time (even though he had our 2 youngest with him...they allowed them all to come back for the scan as long as the little ones were quiet), and the other children back at home had a simply great time at the homes of their family /friends. And, our little baby boy is still inside me and growing just perfectly! So much for which to thank the Lord.
The reason I had this u/s was primarily due to the concern that the placenta, being as it is previa and lying over my previous c-section scars, is at risk for growing too deeply into the uterus which can be very dangerous and cause a lot of problems, especially at the delivery of the baby. If the placenta has attatched itself too firmly, it often will be difficult to impossible to remove after the birth resulting in severe hemmoraging for the mother and often the need for an emergency hysterectomy to save her life.
If the placenta is attatched too deeply, there are 3 levels in which they call this condition based on how deeply the placenta has grown into the uterus. The first is placenta accreta, meaning it has grown too deeply into the uterine wall. The second is called placenta increta, meaning it has grown more deeply into the muscle of the uterus. And then third is called placenta percreta, meaning that the placenta has grown completely through the uterus and often attaches itself to other organs outside the uterus such as the bladder or bowel. This third level is the most complicated/risky as it involves other organs as well as the uterus.
While I came to the scan knowing that I was a high rist for an accreta, we were very hopeful that all would be normal. After the lady took all the pictures and called the doctor to review them, the doctor came in to rescan me and talk about what they had found.
Diagnosis: definate placenta accreta, very probable placenta increta, and possible placenta percreta as he saw some of the placenta blood vessels already on/near my bladder.
The doctor was very serious, but very caring as well. He told me that they don't see this very often and this is what often still takes the life of ladies in childbirth. But he also right away told me that as bad as this news is to hear, that it is actually very good news. Good in the sense that we know and because we know, we can be prepared at the delivery for what possibly lies ahead and being prepared, he feels that while it may be rough, baby and I will be fine. Most of the sad outcomes, he said, are when they go into a delivery unaware of the problems.
I see my doctor here in town this morning to talk with him about the diagnosis, see if he and the hospital here are still able to handle the situation and to again let him know how many people have been praying for him as well as baby and I. Pray the Lord gives Dr. Van Kirk wisdom this morning as we talk about the different options/things that need to be discussed.
I need to get ready to go, but I will update later today, Lord willing, about my appointment and share some other thoughts :).
Thank you for praying. The Lord is so very faithful, good, and loves us so much!


  1. I will definitely lift you and your Drs. and your family up in prayer. May God be with you as you go to your appointment today.

  2. I will be praying for you all day, dear sister!

  3. In the midst of a snowstorm here in Ohio, I am praying, Jaynee. For peace, comfort, wisdom, and God's hand of protection on you and the baby.

  4. I pray for your family, the doctors, and little Lockwood #12. I look forward to another update later today.

  5. Jaynee,
    I am so thankful that you have come back to the states! Thankful for this technology so that you & baby will have the safest care possible.
    Still praying,
    Janice in NH

  6. Hi Jaynee,
    Have been praying and WILL be praying!! Nothing is too hard for Him...this pregnancy has been made by Him and He is very able to get you and baby safely through. I am so thankful you are where there is appointed care and God can and will use the means of the Dr's. Our part as sisters in Christ is to pray and lift you up and your part is to allow us that privilege and for you to rest as gently as you can in the Saviors bosom.

  7. Oh gosh, i read your blog often and have never commented before but, now i just need to take the time that you so selflessly do, to let you know i am praying for you and am so happy that as you said- can be prepared to know what to expect - God is so great to give us little signs so that we can prepare and use all this new medical technology. He truly is miraculous

  8. Dear Jaynee,
    We just finished praying as a family for you and baby when I read this today. I will be praying fervently for you throughout the day. Obviously, God has given you peace and I praise Him for that. Thank you for being wide open and honest as far was what the doctors have said. You are safely in God's hands. May He continue to bless you with peace and to give you and Daniel and your doctors wisdom.
    Much love, Amy

  9. praying for all concerned.
    Please let us know.

  10. You don't know me, but I have been following along, praying about your progress in pregnancy. Still praying.

  11. Oh Jaynee!
    I am so sorry to hear this news. Our prayers are with you and your doctor. I think of you often during the day. You have such great courage.

  12. Wow Lockwoods. That is rough. We are praying frequently for all of you. May God give you'all comfort. We've also prayed for you Daniel, to call this a weight is huge understatement.
    Nathan and Melanie

  13. Praying for you fervently that the Lord will give all of you the wisdom you need at just the right time and protection for you and baby. It is so good to know that the Lord has all of this in His plans and he never makes mistakes. You are such an encouragement to me!
    Tami in Montana

  14. Sweet Lockwoods, thank you for sharing this news. It's a privilege and a joy to come alongside you in prayer.

    I agree with you that while this may not have been the news we were hoping for, how wonderful it is that you can go forward prepared for what will need to be done. And what a comfort to know that God is not surprised about any of this, nor is He wringing His hands in worry.

    I'm so glad you came back to the US for the remainder of your pregnancy. Does this diagnosis affect your allowed level of activity, or when you will have to go into the hospital?

    The Wilsons in VA

  15. Praying for you today. God can still work a miracle! He loves you so much. You are such an inspiration to my family.

  16. Lockwood family - praying in earnest for the Lord's will to be brilliantly displayed in a wonderful outcome for you. We have great trust in our Father's divine plan for you and your family and smile with the Dr. who was guided to explain how seemingly bad news can in fact be good news when viewed with a trusting heart. Love to you all from Denver!

  17. Thanking God that His grace is sufficient and praying for you all.

  18. Oh no....will pray for you for sure!!!!!!!!!

  19. Lockwoods,
    I have read your blog for over a year, but never left a comment. I have so enjoyed reading about your family and gaining wisdom from you in regards to raising children and being a godly wife.
    You are in my prayers and I will continue to pray for you, your family and your doctors.
    May God grant you peace during this trial.

    Jennifer in TX

  20. Hello there. I check in on your blog every day, and I'm sorry to hear of these new complications. We're praying here in Cardiff, UK that all your appointments go smoothly today, and that you and the doctors are able to make some good decisions to get little Lockwood here and safe in his mummy's arms. With love x

  21. We are praying for each of you. You have blessed our lives so much and we thank you for your inspiring words in your blog. You are powerful witnesses for our Savior. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.
    In Him,
    Katie in Maryland

  22. Praying is a new thing for me, but I find myself praying for you and your family and your doctor all the time. God Bless, and I can't wait to see pics of little "justin".

  23. I'll continue praying, Jaynee, for a safe, healthy delivery, for the wisdom of the doctors, for peace for you and your family.

    Much love,

  24. Hi, Daniel & Jaynee!

    I've been checking your blog several times a day lately in hopes of news about your baby boy. I'm sorry about your latest news and will continue to pray for a safe delivery for both Mommy and Baby. I'm so glad you went north and have good medical care.

    Love from AK, Shelly T.

  25. Praying for you from here in Alaska. Far apart, but so many of us united in prayer!!

  26. I have been reading your blog for awhile but have never left a comment. I just wanted to let you know I look forward to your updates on your sweet family and the new little guy coming. I keep you close in prayer and know our Lord will cary you all through the times ahead. God Bless and keep you.

  27. Praying for protection and complete healing!

  28. praying for you all. Im not sure when the next time i can check in is as our power is out at home and Im at hubbys work.
    hugs, love and prayers coming your way...

  29. Dear Jaynee and Daniel

    praying for you and your family.

    love from Australia

  30. Prayers are going your way.

  31. Jaynee,
    Prayers being shot to the Lord right now. I am sorry the news was not better, but He has held you this far, He will not let go.

  32. Oh, how I wish the news had been better! But I also know from the experiences of life, these are the times when we feel God's hand and presence sustaining us so much more acutely than in the "smooth" times. And that is what I keep praying for you, that His Peace will so permeate your entire beings, and that of your children and all of those providing your care, that there will be no doubt in anyone's mind that the very God of the Universe is at work! I am so, so glad that you went back to California for the excellent care you are receiving. And what the doctors are telling you is so very true (I was a critical care nurse for over 35 years, and the principle is universal)....knowing what you are facing ahead of time may be sobering, but being able to prepare for all eventualities is so much better, and has such better outcomes than coming into a serious situation unaware. God IS in control...continue resting in Him!

  33. Have been praying and will continue to pray. He is more than able.

  34. Many, many prayers from Columbia, South Carolina

  35. Praying for wisdom and peace - sounds so trite but only God can provide the wisdom that the doctors need to make sure you and the baby are ok. Also asking God to protect all the other children from harm or illness at this time and for Safety for Daniel as he travels.

  36. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family!

  37. Even though the diagnosis seems grim, God is near! How wonderful to look back over the course of your pregnancy and see that He has been faithful over and over. He has placed you exactly where He wants you and none of this is a surprise to Him. Praying for Dr.'s wisdom, compassionate nurses, safe delivery and quick healing.
    Whenever I am afraid,
    I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3
    Millers in TX

  38. Praying from Dayton Ohio!!!

    God Bless~

  39. Daniel and Jaynee,
    May you continually cast all your anxiety on Jesus, knowing that He cares for you. I am getting ready for bed here in Texas after tucking in my precious children. You are both on my heart tonight. Please know you are in my prayers also.
    Grace and Peace,
    Jenny Gilmore

  40. Father God I ask that you continue to hold this mama and baby in your mighty hands, that you bless and annointment them greatly.
    Father God we also ask for travel mercies for Daniel as he goes back home to take care of things and that you continue to bless the hm and the church that many may continue to be reached thru this wonderful family.

  41. A friend led me to your blog this evening, and it has touched my heart. I'll be praying for your family, and especially the sweet spirit that is struggling to join this world, and his mommy.

  42. I keep you in my prayers daily. I'm praying for a miracle, God is mighty and powerful, He able to do all things!

    Love in Christ,

  43. Dear Jaynee,
    Thank you so much for the updates. I have been continuing to keep you and your little one in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  44. Jaynee,
    What a blessing to know ahead of time what to expect and be prepared. God has led you here and I know you all feel Him there with you. Last night as we prayed, we thought of you and the baby growing inside you, the children, Daniel and we thank God that you don't have to carry this all by yourselves, you have God's wisdom, help, comfort and love through it all.

    Hugs~ Cinnamon

  45. Father, we lift up in your name the Lockwood family and also the obstetrician. We pray that your hand would be upon each family member, covering their Mama in health and safety, bringing your divine guidance and counsel to all the inward workings of the human body, causing all to be to your glory.
    In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

  46. Praying for you daily (even hourly) from Washington state. He loves you and that little wee one you are carrying. Even the tiniest sparrow has His attention - you know you are under His loving care.

  47. Jaynee,

    When Lillian was born, the doctors told me she wouldn't make it throught the night. They said this 8 nights in a row. Then they told me she would be a veg. Then they told me she would never eat on her own. Then they told me she would never walk. Then the told me she would need a bone marrow transplant and would most likely not survive the chemo and radiation because she was only 9 months old at the time. Nine months longer than when they told me she wouldn't make it through the first night.

    Well, today we celebrate 5 years post transplant! She is strong, healthy, opinionated, loves Jesus,and her family.

    While technology, doctors, and care-givers are the tools that God uses we must remember that He already knows, has already planned your recovery, and loves you and that precious child more than we on earth can ever imagine.

    Our family is lifting you up to our Father in heaven and asking His Gracy, Mercy, and Joy spread over you today and always.

    The Eliasens

  48. Dear Jaynee,
    Oh, I am so sorry that it was not better news! Praise the Lord for the peace He has given you and Daniel. We are praying for you! I wanted to share a verse I read during my morning time today as I was thinking of you. What a special little boy you are carrying-I love him so much and he's not even mine.
    Love, Erin

    Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
    Psalm 40:5

  49. Our family is praying for you. My sweet 10 yr.old son yesterday said
    "Momma we need to pray for Mrs. Lockwood." Praying, praying, praying....
    Amy F and two gifts from God!!!

  50. I am praying each time I think of you. May God have his hand upon your life and your babes.

  51. Dear Mrs. Lockwood,
    Thank you for your continued updates and for your joy and trust in the Lord. What a blessing and a testimony you are to me. Please know that a missionary wife and family in Panama are praying for you and your little guy - R.

  52. Praying for your, your baby, your family and your doctors.

  53. Lifting you up in prayer. I am sorry you got such bad news. But I believe with all my heart that the Lord will take care of you and this baby.

    Your continued faith in him, has really helped me in my own life, to strive to be a better Christian. Its very heart warming to see you clinging to him in times like this, as it should be.

    God Bless you, your new little one, family and doctors. I will continue to pray for you always

  54. jaynee we will keep praying for you all...for safety and wisdom and comfort! you are a blessing to me to as i am 11 weeks now into my 4th pregnancy and have been in bed for the past 4 weeks with severe nausea/vomiting/dehydration...I have been so discouraged at times, and it always uplifts me to read of your Hope. thanks for sharing your faith with all of us!

  55. Jayne: praying, praying, praying. Love you, friend. Thank you so much for the comment. I so love and appreciate hearing from you. I wish we were in cali and I could come over and hug you and help with the kids. It will be wonderful when God shows the plan He has in all of this... until then, you have an army of prayer warriors on their knees on your and baby Lockwood #12's behalf. :)


  56. wow I will be praying that God will have his had over your whole family whatever the outcome may be. As I am studying to become a midwife and am learning about problems in pregnency I can understand the seriousness. I will pray that God gives you peace and that you will have may friends surounding you. As I have seen all the other comments I know that you will have plenty of prayer. May God bless you and your dedication to Him!!
    Boise ID

  57. Hey Sister Jaynee...

    We're praying for you and your family, don't worry, Jesus is going to heal you, and everything is going be okay...

    from México...

    Your brother in Christ Génesis...

    God Bless You...

  58. Continuing to pray Jaynee, and knowing that God works EVERYTHING out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

    Amy and the Hughes family


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