Friday, November 5, 2010

Baby Time

Hey Family and Friends,

As many of you have probably heard, Morgan is in the hospital right now. She saw her doctor yesterday because of back pain and nausea which started on Monday. Her blood pressure measured very high. They took urine and blood samples and a CT scan (to check for clots). After taking a look at the lab results she was diagnosed with preeclampsia (pregnancy induced high blood pressure) and was transferred to another hospital for over night monitoring. They gave her a steroid (beta methasone) to help speed up baby's development as well as magnesium sulfate to decrease her blood pressure and contractions (which she started having upon arrival at the hospital). The baby has been fine the whole time - she's already a real trooper. Morgan has also been a real trooper too and right now is feeling just fine.

They've been taking urine samples throughout the night and another blood sample this morning. A natal specialist came to speak to us this morning to inform us that Morgan has severe preeclampsia, for which the only treatment is delivery. So, long story short, Morgan is scheduled to have a C-section this afternoon (around 4:00). The baby is 31 weeks old and about 3 pounds (which I guess is larger than most babies in the NICU) and they anticipate that the baby will be fine - although she'll have an extended stay at the hospital.

We just wanted to give everyone the latest and ask for your thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Jacob, Morgan and Baby Rogers

Morgan and Baby say HI!!!!!!





7 comments:

Mike and Danielle said...

I am truly sorry you have to have a c-section. I really hope that everything goes well and that baby comes out strong and ready for the world and I hope you have a quick recovery and that you can feel better fast. If you need anything please let me know how I can help. Love you guys good luck today...Go team Rogers!!!

The Betitas said...

Thanks for the update. We will be thinking of you guys and you will of course be in our prayers! We would love to help in any way, (ie picking up family from the airport, running last minute errands etc, or even chauffeuring family members on errands) so let us know if we can help!

Karen said...

So glad you are taking photos--
we are here with your baby's cousins and they are coloring pictures for baby Rogers!! I will bring them for you tomorrow to put in her room!

Annie said...

Holy moly!!! Well, here's to a happy early birthday! We'll be hoping and praying for everyones good health and recovery.

Bekah and Kyle said...

We just saw a photo of beautiful Matea. Our thoughts and prayers are with you three and a speedy recovery. Love, Kyle & Bekah Paredes

Theresa said...

We are praying for you guys and so glad a scary situation turned out so well! And Morgan, we can be preeclampsia/c-section buddies!!! Love you guys!

Theresa said...

We are praying for you guys and so glad a scary situation turned out so well! And Morgan, we can be preeclampsia/c-section buddies!!! Love you guys!