Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sad News

Just an update on our pregnancy... This past thursday I went in for my 17 week appointment and the doctor was unable to detect a heartbeat. After an ultrasound confirmed things, we scheduled surgery for a D&E the following day. Needless to say we are all still in shock, but the surgery went well. I am feeling quite a bit better physically today and over time I know the emotional struggles will pass. The doctor couldn't see any obvious problems with the baby or the umbilical cord upon removal, but further testing will be done on the baby as well as myself in a couple weeks to see if we can determine what went wrong. We may never know, but find comfort in knowing that this was nature's way of taking care of an unhealthy baby. Thank you to all for your concern and prayers in our behalf.

12 comments:

Nan and Aaron said...

I am so sorry. We will keep you in our prayers.

ryan said...
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ryan said...

During such challenges, it is great to have the perspective of the gospel. Jodi, you have such great faith and trust in the Lord. Thank you for your example. We will keep you and the rest of the Traveller's in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can doing anything.

Mills Family said...

Jodi so sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord continue to grant you the peace and comfort you need.

Makenzie Iorg said...

We are so sorry to hear the news, and we're praying for your family and a good recovery for you.

The Dille Family said...

Oh Jodi!! I am so sorry! I CANNOT imagine ever going through that. You sound so positive. I hope you guys are handling it well. My prayers are with you!

kaci said...

jod i feel terrible..you guys are in my prayers! love ya-kac~

Jamie said...

So sorry to hear your news. I lost a baby at 17 weeks, too. I struggled w/ strong emotions and such a feelings of loss and emptiness. It will pass, but give it time. If you need to visit, feel free to call!
Jamie M.

williamswildbunch said...

Jodi,
My thoughts are with you. I thought about you all day when I read your post. You have a great perspective. Sometimes, it's hard to understand, but we all know that everything happens for a reason. Keep me posted. Love ya Melissa

The Higleys said...

Just thought i'd let you know I'm thinking of you & your family. --

Kaylynn said...

Jodi - I felt impressed to check your blog today. I'm so sorry for what you went through. Your faith is an inspiration. I have suffered multiple miscarriages and its not easy. The testing that follows isn't easy either. You and your sweet family are in my prayers.

Manda L. said...

I just wanted you to know I think you guys are an amazing family. We are thinking of you!