Thursday, August 27, 2009

Last Week's Ultrasound - Aug 19, 2009

A week behind - We had an ultrasound and doctor's visit on Wednesday, August 19. We arrived at the doctor's office, I signed in and told the receptionist I had my ultrasound scheduled first. She looked at her records and looked at me and said you don't have an appointment today for ultrasound or doctor, she said let me check with your nurse. Of course, my nurse Amy remembered she had scheduled this and my next appointment at the same time and we were told that Tina, the ultrasound tech would fit us in but we would have to wait a little bit. They went ahead and did the yucky stuff, weighing in, blood pressure and stick test then back to the waiting room. Sitting there, I began to look at all the expectant mothers coming in with their husbands and realized this would probably be a long wait, but after approx 45 minutes or so, Tina called us back. Tina is the one who originally looked at Aiden, so she knew everything about our situation.

We told her his name and she began the ultrasound. For those of you who know me pretty well you know my love of the internet, so I had already done my research about Trisomy 18 and knew what I wanted to look at. She looked at Aiden's heart which showed all 4 chambers and no signs of distress, holes, etc. She then looked at his kidneys, lungs, an stomach, which showed no signs of abnormalities. She then went to the good stuff - his sweet little face and his arms and his legs.
She tried desperately to get a good profile shot for me but my little Aiden would not cooperate, every time she would rest her hand/arm to take a picture he would kick where her hand was. I should tell you on the way to the doctor I had been praying that Aiden would "be a little show-off" and kick and move as much as he wanted! T18 babies have decreased fetal movement/activity and until this point I would feel him but not as consistently as my other 2 boys. So for him to be doing this was very exciting for me and every day since then I have felt him move more and more! He is definitely my little fighter and show-off, he might show Mason up a little!

Tina spent more time with us than she really had but I am so greatful she did, every picture I have of him is very special. That is why for now, I'm keeping these personal - Sorry!
We saw Dr. Wilson after that and with the diagnosis Aiden has everything looks positive. My prayers for the day had been answered.

Please understand I know the diagnosis but I also know that God is the Healer! and through Him and prayer all things are possible. Remember this diagnosis is not about me and my health but about Aiden!

Our continued request is to pray for Aiden's healing and giving Shane & I peace knowing the decisions we make are the right ones for Aiden.

Father, the Lord Jesus has taught me to ask, seek, and knock. I ask you to grant healing to Aiden. I seek you for the release of your power into him life. I am knocking for the blessing of physical and spiritual wholeness in Aiden's life. Matthew 7:7

Father I ask in the name of Jesus for You to heal Aiden so that you might be glorified. Grant healing to Aiden so that people might praise You and honor You for your love, compassion, and power. John 11:4, Acts 4:21


Tessa Stutts said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Carey said...

Praise the Lord for this encouragement! He is sovereign and the giver of all good gifts! Continuing to pray and believe with you!
Love u

Lea said...

Ashley, What a blessing to read your blog. You are being such a testimony to our Lord in and through this difficult situation and He is going to walk every step of this journey with you and your family as He has already. Blessings to you and my prayers continue for you all.

One More Equals Four said...

YOu are in my thoughts and prayers. i cannot even imagine what you and your family are going through, but you are a testiment to the faithfulness of a loving Heavenly Father!

Bee-Vine Creations said...

hi, ashley. I know you don't know me, but our boys took swimming lessons from Sarah M. over the summer during the same time. I have found your blog through another one, and I justed wanted to leave you a comment to let you know how moving your story about sweet Aiden is and how much we are praying for you. I have also requested prayer for you at our church. God will be keeping you in his will, and we will be keeping you in our prayers.

Kate said...

I found your blog on another prayer request list. I wanted to tell you that I know a beautiful 4 year old girl with Trisomy 18. I taught her preschool for 2 years. Her mother is a wonderful prayer warrior that did NOT accept this diagnosis as a death sentence and immediately began praying for her complete healing. I will be praying for you and your Aiden. If you would like to be in touch with another mommy, please email me and I will hook you up.

Anonymous said...

Ash, you are an inspiration for many , many people going through many kinds of trials. You have jumped into this with both feet and might I say you are doing a fine job. I know you may have times when you feel that this may be hopeless or you feel defeated. That's our human nature.You just keep holding fast to the faith in our Heavenly Father and you hold on good and tight. You and Aiden are both mighty fighters and warriors of God.... You keep that armor of prayer on sweetie, and so will we and together with God's grace and mercy, Little Aiden WILL get to see and know his wonderful Mom. Remember "I can do ALL things through Jesus Christ, who strengthens me." I love ya! ! !