My wife and I visited our OB-Gyne last December 22 for our 2nd prenatal check up. We arrived a few minutes before the appointment time. Little that we knew that our visit that day would change how we live our everyday life.
The doctor initially used the doppler to check for the heart tone. She was surprised by how loud the heartbeat was being heard, in relation to the baby’s age. My heart jumped with joy as I heard the first sounds coming from my angel, as if he was telling me “hey dad, I’m here!”.
The doctor then requested an ultrasound scan using a screen. We got excited with the idea of seeing our baby for the first time. After the probe was placed, the screen showed images of the small baby, with the head and trunk clearly visible. I felt happiness from within, and I even got more excited to see my baby in person.
The radiologist wrote his diagnosis and explained that he found some bleed from inside and that the placenta was low-lying. He said that the bleed could resolve on its own. But the position of the placenta is a concern.
We then decided to bring the results to our OB-Gyne. She saw the ultrasound pictures and suggested to my wife that she take a month leave from her work. She explained that the baby is not in a good situation and that rest is a necessity in order for the pregnancy to continue. The bleed from inside could progress if my wife continues her daily travels to work and back home.
I knew from the doctor’s advice that we could lose our angel if we do not take precautionary measures. And that all our joys and excitement could disappear in an instant.
My wife has now taken her leave, and we are taking all the necessary measures in order not to stress the pregnancy. I try to do most of the household chores for her and I make sure she is taking all her medications. But even if I do everything, I know that it is nothing compared as to what my wife is doing for our baby. Her carrying and taking care of herself for the baby is more difficult than whatever I am doing for this situation.
I know that only God has the authority to choose who lives and who does not, who will be born and who will not be born. So I pray hard everyday to ask God to keep eyeing on my little guy, and that He help my wife with carrying him. I would understand if this is His way of making me understand how difficult fatherhood is, but I just want Him to make the two safe.
And so, guys, I need you in this matter. I need your prayers for my wife to avoid a complicated pregnancy. I need your prayers for my little angel to be born healthy. I need your prayers for us to be able to withstand these trials.
Help me hang unto the greatest gift I can possibly receive.