Appointment no.2 with the specialist.

You can read about our first appointment with the fetal medicine specialist (fms) here.

Our second appointment was on Monday morning where we received more concerning and difficult news. Eisley is now measuring dangerously behind. Her body only grew 5 days of the past two weeks of bedrest, leaving her 1 month behind. Her abdomen is measuring 3 weeks behind and her head is measuring 2 weeks behind. Originally our fms, Dr. Daye, thought that the placenta could be the problem (the clots I had early on damaged the placenta), but she couldn’t rule out a chromosome problem. So two weeks ago I had my blood drawn and the tests came back normal, which I thought meant that we were out of the clear with a chromosome problem. It doesn’t rule it out completely, in fact the blood test can only detect 80%, meaning there is still 20% they are unsure of.

Since Eisley is measuring so far behind now, Dr. Daye said she is getting mixed signals of it being a placenta problem and/or a problem with the baby. She told us she is now more concerned about it being a chromosome problem or a syndrome of some kind. The only way to tell for sure is to do an amniocentesis which is a “prenatal test that allows your healthcare practitioner to gather information about your baby’s health and development from a sample of your amniotic fluid. This is the fluid that surrounds your baby in the uterus”.

Even though the amniocentesis would determine the problem specifically, it would not help Eisley, it would just help Dr. Daye know of what to rule out and how to prepare us (if we need it). Ted and I feel, as of right now, we do not want the amniocentesis because it doesn’t actually help Eisley and there is a risk of losing her just by doing the test. I don’t feel it is absolutely necessary because regardless of a chromosome problem or not, it wouldn’t change anything for us or for this pregnancy. There would be nothing they could do until she was born anyways.

So, as for delivering early… we still aren’t sure. The earliest they say they can deliver a baby is 24 weeks, however since Eisley is only 1/2 a pound and behind in measurements, they would not be able to deliver until a further date. If she were to come now, she would not make it.

I am on bedrest and drinking a lot of water which it supposed to help blood flow to the placenta. We are “waiting it out”, hoping she will soon show some improvement in growth. Please pray for a miracle in the growth of Eisley so we can at least deliver early and if we could make it to December when she is full term, I would love that miracle even more. PLEASE pray!!

When Dr. Daye was talking with us about all of the above, I just felt sick to my stomach and faint. You hear of things like this, but you just never think this will happen to you. I still can’t really express how we are doing and if you could please pray for us and the decisions we might have to make during this pregnancy. Ted and I are really trying to swallow everything and to seek peace but it is extremely frightening to just “wait it out” until they can do anything to try and save her. We’re holding on to hope and so thankful for our little strong girl.

Her name fits her perfectly, even Dr. Daye said she is a strong one. Please pray for our Eisley Antalya!!

18 thoughts on “Appointment no.2 with the specialist.

  1. hannah says:

    definitely praying for you guys. . .cannot imagine what you are going through, but your faith is beautiful and encouraging. please continue to keep us updated so we can pray specifically for sweet eisley.


  2. Emma says:

    Hunny I am praying!!! I love you and pray life and hope and peace over your family. You are an amazing mom and she is a lucky girl to be experiencing so much love… Xxoo


  3. Alli bird says:

    i love you lots and am definitely praying for Eisley!!! I am praying for you & Ted and know that your children are beyond blessed to have such loving amazing parents…<3


  4. Hillary says:

    Jami & Ted,
    Justin and I went through similar, not as drastic, circumstances with our recent daughter, Lila. The thing that sticks out most to me is your feelings of the amnio testing. We were given that option, but felt exactly as you. With the chance of losing the baby by doing that testing it wasn’t worth it to us. Plus it doesn’t change the status of the baby. So, I will be praying more specifically for you two as parents and definately for Eisley!! May she come in the timing of her Creator!! My heart goes out to you!! Love, Blessings & Peace!!!


  5. kimberly bader says:

    Definitely praying the Lord would send His mighty healing down to touch her. I pray the Lord would send ministering angels to help and give you what you need as you are on bedrest. I was on bedrest for almost five months. It can be scary and overwhelming. I asl the Lord to send a peace and rest upon you and that you feel the power of the Living God fill your womb and know He is the Healer. It says in Gods word to speak things forth. So begin everyday to speak the healing for your daughter. God bless


  6. Mary says:

    I am praying for you and your beautiful daughter! May God be glorfied in your lives. I will pray for His miraculous hand upon her life!
    I have bookmarked your site so I can continue to pray. God Bless you~!


  7. Chelsie says:

    My daughter also faced a similar situation. Has your doctor mentioned Intruterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)? There is a fairly active yahoo group for families of babies who are in situations like yours-search the yahoo groups for IUGR. You would receive a lot of support AND information there. Good luck!


  8. Melissa says:

    We are praying for you and your sweet little Eisley as the Lord continues to knit her together inside your womb.

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.


  9. Natashajk says:

    I found you through MckMama and I am praying for Eisley’s health and growth, and for your family in this time of uncertainty and waiting.


  10. Emily says:

    Hi there! I’m not usually one to comment on the blogs of people I don’t know in real life, but I saw your prayer request on MckMama’s site, and my heart went out to you. As a survivor of six months of bedrest because of unexplained bleeding (with a healthy toddler today), I have such a special place in my heart for moms like you. I will be praying over your little girl and you tonight. I KNOW God is a Healer. I have seen –with my own eyes– His healing hand perform healing miracles. If I can be of any encouragement to you, please don’t hesitate to email me.


  11. SHEILA says:

    I just want to say believe in miracles, the same thing happened with my grand-daughter ,she was born small and has feeding issues,but did we listen to the doctor’s, (NO) at one point they told us she would not live.Hold onto your faith and pray,I will pray for you also!!!!!!!!! GOD IS POWERFUL!!!!


  12. Chey says:

    i hold in my heart all the hope in the world. trusting what i know, and leaping to where i cannot see. this little life is precious, and i adore eisley more than i could ever say. thanks for letting us know. you may feel weak , but i know that HE is strong. just like her :)


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