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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!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Isn't he just the sweetest little thing you've ever seen? This little guy is so very loved and prayed for by so many. Through all the complications this pregnancy has had, I always remember that my loving Heavenly Father is never taken by surprise. He is holding our baby and I in His tender hands. His eye is upon our son day and night...and He see's Him even more clearly than an MRI scan does! :)
I almost didn't get my test done today! I spent the morning as usual (overseeing the chores and homeschooling). Benjamin helped me make a big pot of spaghetti and some green beans for lunch and I had to leave just in time to miss eating it.
I got to the hospital around 12:30 pm to check in and was in radiology by 1 pm. After waiting for about a half and hour, the technician called me back to tell me there was a problem. She said that in her 20 years of doing MRI scans, she had never had an order like mine...to scan a placenta. She was uncertain how to even take the shots. She had asked the head radiologists in that department and he told her that he had never had to read a scan to determine placenta accreta/increta/percreta either and they just thought it was above their area of expertise.
She recommended that I get this done in Davis (at the hospital where I had my level 2 u/s).
She was very kind and sorry for the time I spent waiting which I didn't mind a bit (it was nice for mommy to have a bit of quiet time to herself after watching all the children by myself all week; and the children were having so much fun back at home with Daddy).
I called my doctor on the way out to my car to let them know that I had go in for the MRI but was told they were unable to do it. My doctor told me to just wait at the hospital and he would call me back.
About 10 minutes later, the doctor's office called and told me to go back to radiology. So I did and the lady explained that the doctor called and told her what shots to take and that (unknown to her), they have an evening radiologist team that are specialized that will be and are capable of reading the scans.
I had to drink a few cups of water and wait a bit (as they needed a full bladder and I had stopped by the rest room on my way out of the hospital as I thought was wasn't able to get the test.) . Finally we made our way to the MRI machine.
The test took around 45 minutes. For those of you who are not familiar with the test, you simply lay down on this table which slides into a tube. You have to lie perfectly still and they give you some ear plugs as the test is quite loud (sounds like lots of banging, shooting, and clicking). The worst part for me was laying on my back for that long.
Once the test started, little guy began to kick up a storm...the first few shots she got were all blurry and she looked in at me through the window thinking maybe I was scared or moving around. She was perplexed for a few moments as I was laying perfectly still before she realized it was the baby doing all the moving! :)
After about 15 minutes, I fell asleep...she finished the test, woke me up, and laughed saying, "You have to be a pregnant mom of 11 children to be tired enough to fall asleep during an MRI."
She was so sweet and showed me all the shots and even gave me a cd of them all. The shot posted here is as if my tummy were a glass window and you were looking straight at me and I was facing you. Baby's tush and back are right on top of the placenta (that grey and black spotted thing at the bottom below the baby). His legs are to the left of me and his head to the right.
The tech was unable to give me much information as to what the scan showed as she has had no experience with this. She said the doctors would come in later to read it and then I can call my doctor later this week or next for the results.
I had to stop by a couple stores on my way home and as I was in the baby section picking up some diapers for Eliseo, it suddenly occured to me that this baby will be here before I know it. Of course, we hope a bit later than sooner, but all the same, he'll be coming soon...and I don't have even one baby thing here with me for him. So I bought a pack of onesies and a couple of sleepers and a couple receiving blankets. Now I feel a bit more prepared! :)
Daniel took the oldest 6 boys to watch a basketball game at my parent's church. And the girls and I need to clean up the house (the house LOOKS like everyone had LOTS of fun with Daddy today!).
Thank you for praying...please keep praying! I know the Lord is hearing you and you are all such a blessing to our family.