Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby Update

Jamie went to the doctors yesterday. The doctor said the baby is measuring 29 weeks. She really doesn't have that much longer before this little guy is born. He seems to be doing well, growing big. Jamie has started some early contractions. This is not new for her, as she had early contractions with 3 of the 4 pregnancies. The doctor told her if she starts early labor with this baby she will have to stay on bed rest in the hospital. They don't want to take any chance of her not being able to deliver the baby at the right hospital. The bad news is life expectancy for this type of heart condition, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. That is unknown at this time. The patients that had the surgeries are only in their twenties. This does not sit well with me. But we can have lots of hope and faith that they will develop something to help them live a long life.
The doctor told Jamie that the left side of the baby’s heart is basically scare tissue. It has shrunk much smaller then the right side of the heart. They will have to do surgery when he is born to keep him alive. They will expect to keep him in the hospital for 5 weeks after he is born. We hope that you will keep our grandson in your prayers.


Brigette Little

He has been and will continue to be in our prayers. Thanks for the update! We love you all.