Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Our New Doctor

Since we received the diagnosis of Trisomy 18 for baby David we had to switch doctors.  I had my first appointment with Dr. Kelner.  It was probably the best OB appointment I have ever had with all of my pregnancies.  He was very thorough and he listened to all of my concerns.  He has referred me to a dermatologists for the rash that I have, which I also had with my last two pregnancies.  I believe it is PUPS, but my last two pregnancies the doctors just shrugged it off and never did any follow up on it.  Also, I have been having headaches with light sensitivity, again I also had this with my last two pregnancies and the doctors did nothing.  Dr. Kelner has given me a prescription that is not a narcotic or some other word I can't pronounce and it shouldn't have any affect on the baby.
Dr. Kelner also made it a point to do two things.  First, he asked me if I wanted to be in contact with another family that has a surviving trisomy baby that he delivered.  He took down my personal info and passed it along to  an amazing couple that have a trisomy 13 boy that is now two years old.
Dr. Kelner also made it a point to tell me that he in no way has counted out the life of our child.  It was only the second sentence that any doctor has spoke to us at this point that was positive in any way.  The first one being that Dr. Richard's felt David would be strong enough to at least survive the birth process.
I am praising God for his hand of blessing over this doctors visit.

We are still asking God for a miracle and for Baby David to be born with a completely clean bill of health despite what we have seen in the sonograms.  We know that God could do this small miracle.  We also know that it may not be his will.  Whatever the outcome please continue to pray for strength for our family.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, this is Jeannette, Caleb's mom. I just read your post on his blog and I'm so incredibly happy that you contacted me & that Dr. Richards gave you our info. I would love to chat with you. I didn't see any contact info on your post so if you don't mind..please email me at jwcrac@aol.com, I would love the opportunity to talk with you. Blessings to you and your lil' man :)