Thursday, January 31, 2008

Good for Two Weeks

At my appointment this week the doctor ran a Fetal Fibronectin Test (FFN) again, as my last one was two weeks old. We just got news that it came back negative, which is good. That means we have perhaps a 1% chance of pre-term delivery occuring in the next two weeks. So hopefully this means we have a 99% chance of keeping these girls in utero until at least 29.4 weeks! Yay! My doctors really utilize the FFN test for high order multiple (HOM) or high-risk pregnancies. So if they are confident in it, so am I :)

Now, I could deliver for other reasons, one big one being pre-eclampsia. Because I am a HOM pregnant woman means I am at a much, much higher risk of developing pre-e. But again, my docs are the best and are watching me like a hawk. In fact, they are having me currently undergo a 24-hour test to see if pre-e is occuring or not. I pray that the test comes back negative and that the babies and I are safe from pre-e! You don't want to get pre-e. It's nasty and is very life threatening, to mom and babies. And the only cure is to deliver, no matter what the gestation age. Plus, the effects of pre-e can linger with mom postpartum. But I trust in God and his plan for us, no matter what happens!

Some other tests they are running: checking for anemia and gestational diabetes (again, both are at a higher risk to occur with HOM pregnancies) and checking my thyroid levels, as I have hypothyroidism, which is under control with medication. It will be good to see what these tests come back with. Thank goodness these can be treated for withmeds and such!


Anonymous said...

You are such a walking God thing. Keep doing what you are doing and I bet you easily make it to 32 weeks or beyond. Everday those babies are tucked safely inside is 3 less days in the NICU.

Hugs..Amy K.

Aimee said...

So glad to see this wonderful update! You're doing great, praise God.

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