Sorry this wasn't a little sooner. I'm sure most are wondering how the amniocentesis went. Well, we definitely saw God's hands in action and all your prayers coming through as there were no problems during the procedure. God guided the doctor's hands and with the other held Isaiah still. It was amazing to see. Joy was monitored for about 30 minutes post procedure and everything was normal.
We now have to wait to see what comes back from the tests. It will probably be about 1-2 weeks till the results are in, if they are able to obtain results off of the fluid. Once the tests come back we should be able to plan for care when Isaiah comes into this world.
Our next visit will be Feb 10th. Joy will be going down with her Aunt Liz. This is just one of her weekly checkup visits. Unfortunately, I need to work so that I have the time off when Isaiah is born. Joy is hoping to meet with one of the surgeons (Dr. Hedrick) this visit. This is the only person we have not met with that is on the team down at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Phila). Please pray that the surgeon is able to meet with us before the delivery, because we need to discuss what type of feeding tube Isaiah will need. She will also be meeting with a lactation consultant to learn how to possibly feed Isaiah, with the surgical coordinator, and with the genetic counselor to learn more about what Isaiah possibly has. It will be a long and busy day for Joy, so please pray for strength for her.
Our main request for prayer is that we had to pick a date for a scheduled C-Section. We were hoping for February 27th but the doctors feel this is too late. Their concern is that Joy could go into labor early and since Isaiah is currently still frank breech, we would run the risk of having an emerency C-section. So, as of right now, it will be on February 20th at 8:30am. The medical team will check Joy before the procedure to see if Isaiah turned. If Isaiah turns, they will hold off on the C-section. We are both overwhelmed at the fact we will have another son in the world next week, and we still don't know how to prepare for him. That is our biggest fear, we just don't know what to expect and we have no way of planning. Everything is out of our hands and in God's. Pray that we will truly put our confidence and faith in the Great Physician.
Thank you ALL for your prayers and emails. They are truely uplifting and we see God working through all this. It's amazing to see how many people are praying for us. We know that there are people all over the world praying for our little son.
1 John 5:14-15
14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 .And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
In Christ's arms,
Chris, Joy, Josiah, and Isaiah