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#1 of 44 Old 12-02-2008, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm AllyRae's sister so I hope she doesn't mind me posting this here. She and her baby need all the prayers they can get right now.

Amelia wasn't moving much so they went up to the hospital yesterday afternoon. Amelia was having bad arrhythmia and her heart rate kept dipping into the 50's. There's more to it, I'm sure, but I just heard from Ally quickly. She's still in the hospital for now, they're not sure when she'll be able to go home. She got a steroid shot yesterday and will get another today. They can't find any structural abnormalities with Amelia's heart on the u/s so they aren't sure what's going on right now.

Please keep her family in your thoughts. After what they went through with Ryland.... I can't believe this is being thrown their way too.

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OH, my!!! I will pray for her! Thanks for the update.
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Thanks for updating Steph. :

I'm in the hospital right now, and I'm awaiting the 2nd steroid shot. Then they are basically going to send me home for now.

I finally have my laptop (I typed yesterday with my PDA but the battery died so I couldn't update from it). But I'm exhausted and can't give much of an update--Amelia's heart freaked out last night and they couldn't get a reading on her in the middle of the night, so I spent the majority of the night listening to the monitors. I've been up at Ohio State since yesterday at 4 PM. Amelia wasn't moving much so they had us come in. Once we got here, we learned she had a pretty bad arrhythmia, where her heart keeps skipping beats (They called them PACs) and it went down into the 50's and jumped back up to normal a lot. I'm on 24 hour monitoring, and they gave me a steroid shot yesterday. I have to stay at least long enough to get another one today. Her ultrasound today showed no structural heart abnormalities (and she gained a pound in 2 weeks, so she's almost 4 lbs and measuring a week and a half ahead, so she's measuring about 31 1/2 weeks). So basically they can't figure out why it's happening, and there's nothing they can do about it. Since it's her "wiring" and not structure, even delivering her early probably won't help.

We just have to wait and see, but nobody really knows what her prognosis is. Which is really not what we needed right now. Of all the things I was high risk for, heart problems were not one of them... It really kind of stinks to know there's nothing that can be done, and the best we can do is take it day by day and hope her rhythm corrects itself... She is moving again, so at least that part's good.... She passed her BPP, fluid levels are good, and the things we were at risk for (placenta problems, cord issues, and uterine artery issues) aren't issues yet, so whatever's going on, it's completely unrelated to the reason I was high risk to begin with! Go figure!

Right now, they have me in high risk L&D (where I haven't gotten to eat since lunch yesterday...yikes!). But I get to go home soon.

But the good news is if they have to take her soon, she's big, and right now, she has breathing movements. She just had a weird heart thing.

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I'm so sorry you're going through this. Did they do a fetal echocardiogram? I'm guessing that's how they know its not structural. Good to hear that she's measuring ahead. Hopefully that will give her a headstart when she's born next month. I'm keeping you and Amelia in my prayers....

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My prayers are certainly with you and Amelia. Keep thinking positive thoughts and tell her she has a lot of Mama's who are worried about her and care about her.

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Oh my goodness, bless your heart!

Hang in there, mama and keep us posted.


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I am thinking of you mama

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This made me cry. I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this. I hope everything turns out really really well, though. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thanks so much to you and your sister for the updates. We're praying for you.
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That's crazy! It's frustrating enough when there is a complication and you can suggest resolutions. But when there is a problem with no known cause and no known treatment it's a thousand times more stressful!! I hated the HR L&D, I'm glad you're going home soon! Hang in there!!
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AllyRae ... sending your Amelia lots of stong heart prayers ...

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Praying for you Ally!

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Im so sorry you are going through this Ally - I'll be thinking of you and little Amelia and wishing you the best

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Praying for both of you. Take care of yourself, Ally and keep us posted when you can.
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You both will be in my thoughts. Keep us posted!

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You're both in my prayers!!

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You're both in my thoughts.
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I'm glad that everything seems okay now. What an awful scary ordeal!
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Definitely praying for you both : I hope things continue to hold steady and they can figure out what's going on.
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Not in your ddc, but I hope you and the babe are okay this evening. You two are in my prayers.

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Thinking of you and praying! Hang in there, little Amelia- you too mama!

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Thoughts, Prayers and healing vibes sent you and your daughter's way.

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Not in this DDC, but :

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I'm sorry about this ordeal Ally! I hope it was just an anomaly!

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Thinking of you both, and saying a little prayer.

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: keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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