Back from King's College and I'm pleased to report that it went well. My fluid has remained the same at 33cms and my cervix has not shortened any further. Although my fluid levels are very high this means my body is coping with it very well as the cervix is managing the excess weight. This would imply that I am not going to go into labour within the next few days. Although this is only an indicator Danielli did say she was hopeful I would make it to next Thursday for the removal of the balloon.
They also assessed the lungs again and got a LHR of 2.5! As most of you know it was 0.5 at the beginning and at our appointment 3 weeks ago it was 1.89. I really was not expecting an increase as I know the balloon usually shows most improvement during the first 2 weeks and I was expecting the change between weeks 4 and 7 to be mimimal. They commented that the lung was a good size and that they could see good blood flow through the lung which is excellent.
I am so relieved that we got good news again, it is hard at times to remain grounded though as we still have a long rough road ahead of us.
Will be really glad to get to next Thursday as I am in quite a lot of pain now because of the excess fluid, it is especially bad at night when I am trying to sleep so will be lovely to have it drained. I am really not complaining though as I will be so happy to get to Thursday I can put up with anything!!!!
We have quite a few people coming over to visit over the next few weeks which should put the days in. Phillips mum and dad have been here from Sunday which has been good and passed a few days, Dad and Chris are coming this weekend and Gayle, Philip and Alex are coming next week. We are really looking forward to seeing them all as we are really missing them. I am sure we won't know what has hit us when Mr Alex flies into the room! Can't wait to see him though!
Will post again after balloon removal next Thursday unless we have a new arrival before that!