Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quick Update

Hello all~

Mike's appointment went fine today. Nothing earth shattering. He got his 25 staples removed off his stomach so that was good. They added a new blood pressure med into the mix as his bottom number is still higher than they want it. He doesn't normally have blood pressure issues that we know of, it's the kidney causing it.

He has to go to the kidney specialist next week and then the urologist the following week. He follows up once more with the doc from today (vascular surgeon) in late July. Shortly thereafter we'll be looking at his next surgery to remove the mass on the right kidney.

He is not allowed to drive for 1-2 more weeks and no lifting for another 4 weeks. So, he's getting there. He's still pretty sore and tires easily. Pretty much between the two of us right now we're about a half a person! HA!

My ultrasound went well. Baby is looking healthy and BIG. The doc seems to think my OB should move my delivery up a week. I doubt she will though. I'm having a section so unless my blood pressure comes into play or there is a health risk to the baby she's really not the type to take me early. I suppose time will tell. I'm in her office once a week now so we'll see if there are any significant signs of labor at my next appointment.
Baby is head down and they didn't get a good shot so I have no picture tonight. Her cheeks are ROUND as oranges!!

Overall, I'm just really tired. I went from coming home every afternoon and napping to coming home and doing projects. I'm heading to bed now or I won't make it tomorrow. BUT, mission accomplished tonight. Went to Home Depot and got the stuff to add a second bar in Miss Lindsay's big girl closet so one more thing off my list. After this weekend it should be all about decorating, hanging clothes and ordering furniture...I hope.

More soon!


The Smith Family said...

I'm glad to hear things with Mike are getting better. I will continue to pray for all of you!

Continue taking care of yourself and don't over do it! You don't have much longer to go and your new little one will be here!

MBKimmy said...

Glad the news was not bad! I will continue to pray for you ... we are thinking of you! Don't forget to take care of you ... I am sure you are sick of hearing that it all doesn't have to be done before baby gets here, but it really doesn't! I need to follow my own advise - haha
Hang in there!

Andrea said...

Glad Mike is on the mend! I can so related to being only half a person myself right now ; )

Tara said...

I am glad things are going well. Happy Birthday to Miss Lindsay, a day early. Glad we got to go out today. My time will get better by the time you get back from maternity leave. :)

Katy S. said...

I am sorry I have not checked in on you all in a while. I hope for the best for you and your family with all that has been going on.

Caitlin said...

Hi Chris. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I was sorry to hear of your hubby's illness. I hope he and you continue to feel better soon. I am praying for your family. How are you feeling in these last few days of your pregnancy? Those belly pics with your daughter included. Hope you have a great weekend.