I've gotten in touch with as many of our family and friends as possible without a total breakdown, but I wanted to let my blogging buddies know that we found out bad news when we went for our ultrasound today. They are seeing serious abnormalities in the brain, spine and lower extremities. We went to my doctor then, and he was kind enough to be honest to let us know the gamut of possibilities here (I asked). These could be things that can be helped either postpartum or in utero (on the good side), but sometimes in these cases, survival is the big concern. Too be honest, I feel like I'm in shock, like I'm talking about someone else, not me. Whatever the situation, whether it is that God has chosen us for the special task of raising a special needs child or maybe something even more difficult, pray that we'll have the strength and faith to get us through this time. When we were in the doctor's office, a song kept running through my mind: "Lord, You are good and Your mercy endureth forever!"
If for some reason you're up tonight (Wednesday), pray for my parents who are traveling through the night to be with us and to help us with the girls while we go see a prenatal specialist tomorrow. And that's a definite praise, too: We were able to get in tomorrow, and according to my doctor, this specialist is one of, if not THE best in the country. I know that may be my doctor's opinion, but it certainly makes me feel a lot more at peace.
As Roger Bennett used to sign off:
In HIS grip!