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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Luke!

Jennifer works for me, but in a city other than Tampa... her first baby was due in late November. About the same time they found out that Luke was a boy, they learned that Jen might have complications from pre-eclampsia. She began to see a specialist every other week, and continued when her regular OB quit (!) and closed his practice about 4 weeks ago. This week, she planned to interview two OB's to take her through the rest of her pregnancy.

It was not to be... on Monday, the specialsist told Jennifer her blood pressure was dangerous and immediately admitted her to a hospital (not the one she'd chosen, but the closest). Tests also found protein in her uterus. It was touch and go all week, with Jen hoping that she could get past the 30 week milestone next week, or conceivably spending 6 weeks in the hospital and trying to get past the 35 week milestone. With her cellphone and laptop, and help from her mom, I was able to stay in touch 2-3 times a day.

I was planning to call today when I got this text:

Luke was born this morning

at 9:26. He was 2.78#, 14.5 inches

long. We are both doing well

and recovering.

Please say a prayer for the health and improvement of little Luke, resting peacefully and still fighting in a hospital in Plano, TX.


Pam said...

I'll say prayers for little Luke! What hospital here? Presby, Medical City? Chldren's?

Pam said...

If I remember correctly, most of the people I know who are or have been pregnant in this area want to go to Centennial Hospital in Frisco.

Wow! What a maternity ward they have there!!

More and more obs are leaving the practice due to the high cost of malpractice insurance.

Kelly said...

My niece has had both a 32-week daughter and a 30-week son. Both are doing great now.

Have confidence and have faith.

I'm praying.