Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Update from hospital appointment

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!

Kerri xoxo


  1. Great news. So glad it was a positive appointment. We will keep on praying. Sending lots of love. Gayle & Simon xoxo

  2. Great news Kerri and Bernie. Thanks for keeping us all updated. Give our love to the rest of the family when they arrive next week. Love David and Cathy

  3. Hi Keri,
    Thank you for your comment on our blog. We are so happy that you found our blog useful, it's really the reason why we started it, to provide more information to expectant parents. It's great that you are close to Kings. They have so much experience with CDH there. As a matter of fact, there are 3 CDH babies there now. All 3 had FETO and are doing great. So don't worry, you are in VERY good hands. Gosh, I am so sorry about your fluid levels. I know exactly what you mean, I couldn't sleep at all at night. It will be such a relief when they drain some of it out. I am not sure what your plans are after they take the balloon out but from our experience, in 90% of the cases, the water breaks early. At the hospital they will tell you that you can continue as before, but I would advise against it. Stay in bed and take it easy. And stay positive! You've done so well having come this far. Alex wil do great! He's got a very strong mummy and he is a fighter already. And if there is anything we can do or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to give me a call: 0787 612 6124.
    We are thinking about you and praying that everything goes well on Thurday.
    Big hugs,
    Ingrid, Alex & Alina

  4. We just found your blog via Baby Kamryn. We are a CDH foundation in the states and just wanted to let your family know that we are praying for y'all.

    If we can do anything from across the waters please let us know.

    With love and lots of prayers....

  5. Great news Kerri & Phil!
    We're still hoping & praying for more good news to come.
    Lots of love, Stu & Les, xx