Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I wasn't able to go to Kaipo and Tristan's wedding but I heard how beautiful it was! Uncle Waka sent some pictures of the family that he took while he was there and here they are:
Kaipo and Tristan at the alter
Uncle Sol and his mo'opuna
Yesterday, we went to the cardiologist again to see how the baby's heart was doing. He measured her pulse that showed it was 67-73 beats per minutes, but he said everything's about the same. He did say that there aren't any other deficiencies that usually come along with a slow heartbeat so that was great news. He also said that the baby's growth is still pretty steady so it was good to hear that she's still growing even though her heart's beating slow.
He said he didn't recommend delivering the baby after the 26th week because it would be too small to insert a pacemaker for her. One possible option might be to insert a pacemaker wire through my belly button and into the baby's heart to help it beat normally. Of course I would have a little pacemaker sticking out of my belly, but at this point I'm willing to do anything to help our baby "Frank" to survive.
Just for your information, our family calls our baby "Frank" because that's what Jon has been calling her for some time now. Don't worry though, we're looking for a more feminine and appropriate name for her!
Next week we see our high-risk pregnancy specialist and we'll have a better idea of what the plan will be then.
Thanks again to all of our friends and family who've been keeping us in their prayers...we really appreciate and love you all!