Thursday, April 5, 2012

Not A Good Day

First off, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure yesterday, and today they decided that she had a heart attack as well so they sent her to a hospital that specializes in cardiac issues for a catheterization so they could see how much damage was done to her heart. It was decided last minute (after she was transferred) that she could not go through a catheterization today as she just had too much fluid on her lungs. Instead they admitted her to the ICU and will reassess her in the morning for the cardiac catheterization. They were able to get some fluid off of her lungs with Lasix but she has a long way to go.

On top of all this, my appointment with my MFM for a cervix check didn't go so well today. My cervix has shortened from 4.1 to approximately 2.5. The MFM said that is where they would expect my cervix to be at 30 weeks, not 19. He said that normally I would have gone in for emergency surgery this afternoon to have a cerclage placed but since we know that my cervix is flush with my vaginal wall, there is nothing to stitch. They have restarted the 17P and have me on "rest". I am still allowed to work (for now) since I am in my car for most of the day. They have me restricted to lifting no more than 10 pounds and when I am home, my feet are up. He does not want me walking around a mall or doing anything that isn't absolute necessary until my next appointment. They have now changed my appointments to weekly ones instead of bi-weekly. They said that if my cervix is any shorter next week, I am done with work. I am really hoping that the 17P shots do the trick and I am able to work for a while longer. It was reiterated to me that I should plan, no matter how good my cervix is, to be done with work by 28 weeks. The one issue that they are having with work is how far I travel away from the medical center and the fact that most of the locations that I work in have no hospitals or ones that are ran by mid-level practitioners, not doctors. I am really upset after this appointment and can't stop crying. After all of the shit that I have been through already, why does this have to happen? Why can't things just go smoothly? I am praying that the 17P improves or at least stabilizes my cervix. I didn't like when I asked about making it to at least 30 weeks and I was told that I have to take things one week at a time and that their first goal is to get me to 24 weeks. I am so scared right now...  


  1. Thinking of you. I really hope your mother-in-law improves and that your cervix stabilizes. Fingers crossed.

  2. Oh goodness, I can't even imagine how you feel, I hope your cervix cooperates! I am praying for you!

  3. So sorry to hear this Krystyn. Take good care of yourself and relax with your feet up and lots of water. I will say a prayer for both you and your mother-in-law.

    1. I'm doing my best to take it easy. Thanks so much for the prayers!

  4. I'm so sorry for all that you are going through and forced to face right now. You are in my prayers and please know that I am here for you if there is anything at all I can do for you. Sending positive thoughts your way!

  5. What a tough time you're having. It's awful when the bad things start to pile up. I really hope that the 17P does it's stuff and that your MIL improves.

  6. I'm so sorry Krystyn. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother in law right now. You're never far from my thoughts and you certainly won't be now.
    I hope and pray things look up for you!
    Lots of love xoxo