Celebrating our miracle micro-preemies, Charlie and Lily, born 15 weeks early. Forever triplets with their angel sister, Annaleigh.
Monday, May 18, 2009
The lack of good news continues
My cervical length check today showed more cervical shortening, even after having been on bedrest for 2 weeks. This is not good news at all. At this rate we are at serious risk for delivering the babies before they are viable - we are only 20 weeks today. A procedure called a cerclage is available (they put a stitch in your cervix to attempt to keep it from shortening further) but neither my OB or MFM do the procedure. They feel that the risk is not worth the possible prevention of early labor and feel that I should just continue on bedrest and hope for the best. I disagree. I spoke with an MFM at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick who is pro cerclage in multiples pregnancies and Joe and I have an appointment there tomorrow. If I am a candidate, they will most likely admit me and do the procedure tomorrow. Please keep us in your thoughts. I really feel that this is what's best for our babies. I need to do something. I am their mommy and it is my job to protect them. I'm praying for some positive feedback tomorrow and some hope. We will keep everyone posted. Below are the ultrasound pictures from today, so you can all see who we are fighting for.