Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Update on my visit to the doctor Monday

First off i want to thank everybody that has been praying for us and our son Jackson. Thank you all for the sweet comments and messages. It really helps me knowing that we have all these people praying for us. Keep it up!

I wanted to mention some of the people i have met online since I've created my cdh blog. One family is the Reeve's family, they are pregnant with their first baby and he was diagnosed with cdh as well. They are so excited about their baby boy and can't wait to bring him home. If yall could keep them in your prayers it would mean alot to me as it would to them. I also just got a message from the studdard family. They are pregnant with Twins! One of her twins was diagnosed with cdh. They are due July 8th. Lets remember to keep them in our prayers to.

Now an update on baby beal! I went to the doctor yesterday (May 4th 09) and the doctor was very happy with what he saw. Of course i had another sonogram, and it still looks like the only thing in his chest is the stomach. That's what I've been praying for. See the less organs in the chest area the more the lungs can develop. The less they have to move during surgery the better chance of no other complications afterwards as well. The Doctor says he is growing great, and my fluids look awesome! See if the amniotic fluid is high that suggest other problems and could mean early delivery or pre term labor. Alot of these cdh pregnancies have to deal with high fluids. I am praying that my fluids stay normal and that nothing else moves up into the chest. So for all of you that are praying for us make sure and remember to pray for those 2 things specifically!

I thought i was suppose to meet the pediatric surgeon and the NICU doctor yesterday but doctor Howard said next time. I will know so much more after i talk to them. I will update some more on my thoughts tomorrow..........Baby Jackson Beal is going to make it! I believe God will save him!


  1. Hi Candice,

    Thanks for mentioning us in your blog. We appreciate it. I'm 31 weeks today, and I think I'm going to deliver around 35 or 36 weeks. I would love to go longer for Kamryn's sake, but I just don't think it's possible. We'll see though.

    So glad to hear that your doctor's appointment went well, and that Jackson's looking as good as he is. What a blessing. Thinking and praying for you!!!

    Brooke and Kamryn's Mommy

  2. I am praying for ya'll Candice! You're right.. God will take care of you and Jackson!

    Heather Dennis

  3. Candice,

    Thank you so much for mentioning us in your blog. I'm really pleased that the appointment went well!

    We continue to keep us in our prayers & please do keep us posted with your following appointments.

    With Love

    Mike & Beth xxx