Friday, April 9, 2010

Keatley Hope

Last week my husband and I went for our 20 week ultrasound. We learned that we were having a girl, Keatley Hope, but we also learned that she had complications. The ultrasound technician could not see Keatley's heart clearly and my OB immediately sent us to a high-risk OB. The ultrasound technician and two specialists as well as a genetic counselor concluded that Keatley's heart was being pushed very far to her left side by her liver. They said that this was caused by either a herniated diaphragm or a chromosomal disorder. A herniated diaphragm means that she will be born at Vanderbilt and have surgery with an 80% chance of survival. A chromosomal disorder would be fatal. They did an amniocentesis and we waited 8 days to get the results.

We spent this week in prayer, constantly seeking the Lord. We have been surrounded by family and friends that have gone before the throne on our behalf. We are blessed beyond measure to be in a community of saints.

This morning the genetic counselor called and said that our baby girl does not have a chromosomal disorder. We are so thankful that the Lord's plan for Keatley is life. Please pray with us that He will begin to heal her while she is still being knit in my womb. We have peace that our little girl is going to be ok. We do not serve an 80% God. He is mighty.

Expect updates on Keatley Hope's progress.

"For you created Keatley's inmost being; you knit her together in her mother's womb. We praise you because she is fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Keatley's frame was not hidden from you when she was made in the secret place. When she was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw her unformed body. All the days ordained for Keatley were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139: 13-16