Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Back from the ER

We're all feeling really emotional right now. On Saturday Jennie took two home pregnancy tests and both tested positive. Head over the the shownotes for episode 083 of the podcast and click on the link to the photo at Flickr. It's also the album art for the mp3 file.

This morning Jennie noticed some spotting, and, as the day progressed, was experiencing more bleeding and cramping. I took her to the ER so that they could run some tests. We found out that there's a big threat of a miscarriage.

It doesn't even look like Jennie was that far along; a week or so maybe. I'll be taking Jennie to the OB/GYN tomorrow for an appointment, where they'll probably do some more tests. I don't know specifically what a D & C is, but it was brought up as as a procedure that might need to be done.

Jennie is not going into work tonight, and I'm taking tomorrow off to take care of her.

As an added dynamic, we're being really careful about how much of this we tell Keisha. A lot of the details are too much for her to understand, so we're just telling her that Mommy has to take it really easy.

"The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms." -- Deuteronomy 33:27a (NIV)


AndyCast Andy said...

Hey Dan,

I'm so sorry to hear about the miscarriage. My wife and I had a couple before we lucked out with our son. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Just because it wasn't a fully developed being, doesn't make the sense of loss feel any less.

Take care of yourselves.

Andy Bilodeau

Daniel said...

Thanks, Andy!