Monday, November 19, 2007

Doctor's appt.

We had a doctor's appt. at 3:15 this afternoon. This was only an appt. with our doctor, not a sonogram, in that we just had one last week, so all we really know from today is that Tristan's heart rate is still 142 and that he is very much alive and kicking! My fluid levels are now measuring 3 1/2 - 4 weeks ahead so the doctor is concerned that we will NOT make it to our c-section date of December 12th. We are really hoping to at least make it until December 3rd to allow Tristan's lungs to develop more, in that this is what's happening over the next 2 weeks. We are excited that we have made it to 36 weeks, we have almost beat the statistics of "50% of T-18 babies do not make it to full-term alive", something I have been very concerned about since August - we've almost made it!!! Please keep praying for us as we approach the last 3 1/2 weeks that Tristan will continue to grow, gain weight and that he will hang on at least until December 3rd.

5 comments:

RevElkins said...

Hostetter Family,
We are continuing to pray for you and baby Tristan. Our God is an awesome God, I am so thankful He has given you the strength to make it this far and we will pray for His protection of Tristan through the 3rd and the rest of his life.

The Elkins Family

Amy said...

Still praying....

So Blessed said...

Praying for all of you,
as you trust in the
many precious promises
of our loving God.

Anonymous said...

I am lifting you and Tristan up this week. This can be a wonderful Thanksgiving week. No need for additional stress. Let the other family members pamper you to their fullest delight.

Kim said...

I am praying!