Monday, February 2, 2009


So we had an expedited appointment today given our weekend ER trip.

The doctor said the blood Erin saw was consistent with placenta previa. He said we should expect to see that and as long as it doesn't come with cramping its ok.

As you can see from the new pictures, the baby looks great.

Erin is a bit shook up from this weekend even though the news today was good.

While nothing has changed, we discussed with the doctor the option of terminating the pregnancy again today. He said that if we did it now, there is a 1 in 200 chance that it would result in the loss of Erin's life. He said that if we continue and get to 30 weeks where there will be more blood flow, placenta accreta and perhaps placenta percreta, the risk will increase to 1 and 100. These are the same numbers we heard a month ago, but they are still hard to hear when the typical pregnancy is 1 in 10,000, you just spent a morning in the ER, and you've been the 1 and 100 before (the complications from Lauren's birth).

We are going to have an appointment next week with a gynecologic oncologist. She will assist in the C-section if it occurs. They want her on hand since Erin's case is so unique and based on her background is used to dealing with abnormal anatomy. Also, if there is placenta percreta, she will assist in the part of the surgery to deal with that.

All and all, the Dr. said he's reasonably optimistic if we continue to control the situation and prepare to have all the right resources on hand.

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