Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Ready or Not....Here I Come!


So, it has been a really long time since I have posted. I am sorry. I will do better! :) Here is the last picture of me that we took. (I promised you I would post it Katie!) I am actually posting this from the hospital. Since my last update in March, a lot has changed. (I know, what a shocker....it has only been 4 months!)

The big update: Zoey has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Double Outlet Right Ventricle. The Double Outlet Right Ventricle has been a huge blessing so far. This additional heart defect has made it so that her aorta is connected to her heart on her right side of her heart instead of on her left side (the aorta is connected to the left side in a normal heart). The great thing about this is that the first surgery, the Norwood, is no longer needed. We actually have to wait until she is born to know for sure if she doesn't need the Norwood, but the Norwood is not in the plan as of now. In place of the Norwood, she will need a different surgery. This other surgery will put a band on her pulmonary artery, restricting the amount of blood that will go to her lungs. We are not sure when she will need this surgery. The other two surgeries, the Glenn and the Fontan, are still the same.

Right now, they have given me some medicine to thin my cervix. It is just a waiting game right now, but the hope is that I will be ready for pitocin by the morning. We are sure hoping we have a baby tomorrow afternoon to post pictures of!!! We are so excited!!!!

Also, we don't have any cell phone service here at the hospital. If you would like to contact us, you can leave a comment or email me at rachj909@yahoo.com. We have also created a twitter account if you would like updates sent to you via text. Go to www.twitter.com/babyzoey411 to follow us!

5 comments:

Christina said...

Good luck today. Hoping all goes smoothly!

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina from IHH
Heart Momma to Jacob (TGA)

shelese said...

Yay! I am so excited it is BABY DAY! I loved getting your twitter update this morning, I am so excited for the two of you. Today you get to bring a little angel into the world, it is amazing.

Holly said...

We'll be thinking of you and your little family. We're excited for you!! Keep us posted.

Dalling Family said...

Yeah! Thanks for the picture! Hope you had a restful night...good luck...we are thinking about you!

TEISHA said...

Hey randi told me about your blog and I talked to your grandpa today! Sorry you had to come home :( good luck on Monday!!!