Saturday, October 10, 2009

Caleb's 24 Week MCA Scan

Just a quick post to let you know that Caleb's scan yesterday went great! He had no sign of fluid building up in his body (hydrops), which can be a concern with HDFN (Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus or Newborn and the blood flow in his Middle Cerebral Artery was normal, far below the point where anemia would suspected.

We will continue on a two week schedule seeing as how he is doing so well. He was also head down yesterday, which is a first for these scans. They give us tons of pictures every scan, but I've been bad about posting them. I'll try to get some up soon.

We're all stuffed up here in MN. Elijah's been struggling with a cold all week. Anyone have any good ideas for teaching a three year old how to effectively blow his nose? I'm seriously considering one of those bulb syringes they use on babies, if I thought we could hold him down to do it without hurting him.

And to top it all off, we just had our first snow last night (yep, snow in Oct. in MN!) and poor kid thinks he's going to be going outside today to play in it. But it's only 26 degrees right now and he was outside all afternoon yesterday with my dad.

I'm off to spend the day winterizing our beds and stuff, while Paul is hopefully able to winterize the lawn mower, four-wheeler, tractor and chickens. I'm also hoping to do a bunch of cooking to get a head start on the week. Should be a busy day.

Thanks to you all who took the time to watch the video of Felicity's first birthday. I am very glad with how it turned out and that it brought many of you joy versus sadness. While earthly life without her is sad, eternal life with her will be beyond anything I can imagine.



Molly Koop said...

I had a chuckle imagining Paul winterizing the chickens. :) I don't know what that involves, but it sounded funny. I'm so glad everything is going well with Caleb. An answer to many prayers! Have you tried a bit of saline in Elijah's nose? It seems to help my kids not be SO stuffed up. I can still barely get my seven-year-old to blow her nose effectively.

Tonya said...

Praise the Lord for the good news about Caleb! Good luck with winterizing, and sorry, I don't have tips on getting him to blow his nose. My girls have just somehow done it. Although, when Emma Grace is being stubborn about it, I threaten to use the blue bulb suction syringe! If it's THAT bad, I bet even just one good time on each side would make a huge difference. But do use the saline drops/spray first to loosen the secretions. Don't work too hard!