Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Quick Synopsis and Update on Kim!

Again, Thank You so much for all of the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way over the past few days. Just as a quick recap of what has happened and where we are as of now, I figured that I would send this blurb out.

On Tuesday June 9th at 8:00 a.m., Kim was induced into labor. It wouldn't be until 9:30 that night that Kim would reach 10 cm., 100% effaced and +2 station. Dr. Messer returned to the hospital around 10:00 and at 10:28 p.m. after a very normal and successful labor and delivery, Maisey Ann Vehon was born weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 21 in. Dr. Messer delivered the placenta and then began to notice that not all of it was delivering. As she continued to work, Kim continued to lose blood. As she lost more blood, her blood pressure dropped and Dr. Messer made the call to take Kim into the O.R. In the O.R., they discovered that Kim had a placenta acreta. Basically it is when the placenta implants itself and grows into the uterus walls. I have heard since then that placeta acretas often result in a hysterectomy. Dr. Messer wanted to do everything possible to save the uterus, so she called for a cauterization of the uterus. It took her until about 4:00 a.m. to get everything under control and then to allow the bleeding time to stop, they installed a balloon into her uterus. Kim had a very rough Wednesday and overall since the birth on Tuesday, Kim has received 12 units of blood, 4 units of platelets and 2 units of plasma along with many pain killers and other "stuff".

This morning Dr. Messer and Dr. Stevens pulled the balloon and since then Kim is a new girl. The uterus is doing great and unless something flukey happens, no hysterectomy will be needed, so it will be more kiddos for the Vehon's. We are now back into recovery and Kim and Maisey are healthy, bonding and resting. Hopefully we will be able to bust out of this joint on Saturday.

On a side note, I just want to say Thank You to Dr. Messer. She has been so great through this whole process and I can't image going through this with anyone else but her. She has been a true blessing in our life and I strongly believe that there may have never been a Maisey without God bringing her into our lives. God brings people into our lives for a reason and we have found a lifelong friend out of it.

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