Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Need your prayers - an update

Thank you to all who have been praying for my friends and their child. 

As an update, it looks at the moment like things are headed in a positive direction. According to my friend: on Saturday, the day after the surgery, the ultrasound showed 3 cm of amniotic fluid, and on Monday afternoon it showed 6 cm, which is a good sign. ("Normal" is apparently 12 cm or above.) They are in the process of moving the mother from IV medications to oral. 

Although it looks like things are moving in the right direction, they are by no means anywhere near 'out of the woods' yet. Your continued prayers for all of them will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Need your prayers

Hi all (whoever it is out there that reads this!),

I know that I haven't posted on here in quite a while, but today I've come to ask your prayers.  An extremely close friend of mine and his wife are currently expecting their second child, and are right now at about 25 weeks.  On Friday evening, while my friend was out of town at a conference, his wife had to have an emergency appendectomy.  During the surgery, her uterus was nicked and her water broke, both of which, as one might suspect, have put the pregnancy at extreme risk.  Although she did not start having contractions right away, by Saturday morning, she did.  Right now, she is on I.V. medications to reduce/prevent contractions, and they are hoping that the amniotic sac will re-seal and fluids will begin reforming, but they won't know if that has happened until probably Tuesday.  At this point, she (the mother) is doing ok, but what will happen to the baby--and/or what the effects to the baby will be if he/she does make it--won't be known for a number of days at the very least, and probably longer.  My friend is terrified and preparing for the worst.

Your fervent prayers for all of them will be much appreciated.