It’s Friday, which means we are 3 days away from meeting Master AJ. Today was a great day. I had a great visit with #1, #2, and #3. Then some friends stopped by to say hello! It was great to see everyone. We have had been so touched with all the friends and family who have come to visit, called, texted, emailed, facebooked and sent care packages.. Thank you! But MOST OF ALL we want to thank Mimi and Pop for all they have done to keep our household as normal as possible. All their support has kept: 1. The house cleanly and orderly, 2. Our cranky dogs fed and taken care of, 3. Our boys loved, fed, and cared for…Mimi and Pop, we love and appreciate your support and help through this ordeal!
Okay, so 3 days from surgery, has this weird “getting ready for the big game” feel to it. My nurse came in last night at midnight to change my IV. This happens every 4 days, she waited until midnight so that we don’t have to do it again before surgery. She ran through our game plan for Sunday night and Monday morning. I will get an additional IV on Sunday night. One will be for fluids and one will be for a transfusion if I need it. Surgery is scheduled to begin at 7:30 so she will have me ready at 6:30.
My doctors came in this afternoon to check in, say stay boring, and to tell me some exciting news. I have joked since the very beginning about being a special on Discovery Health. Well, my placenta is getting it’s big break. The doctors will be using all my ultrasound pictures on their mission trip to teach about accreta. I am a teacher at heart and knowing that my experience will be used to teach other doctors, absolutely thrills me. With each c-section your chance of developing accreta increases. I had no idea that accreta existed and certainly did not know that I was at a higher risk because of previous births. My c-sections were both medically necessary, but in some countries doctors opt for a c-section when it is not necessary. Part of the mission is to educate doctors about when to deliver via c-section and when to opt for a natural birthing procedure. My ultrasounds will be a teaching point during this important session and speak to the complications for future child deliveries for women who have had previous c-sections.
I hope everyone has a great weekend! We are hoping for boring!