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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Things Discovered and Explained

Ok, rather than being upset and PISSED (like I was earlier, I must admit), by the grace of God, the doctors have found the condition I have and will begin to treat me immediately. This condition is also likely why Hayden's life ended the way it did. I have an autoimmune disorder called Antiphospholipid syndrome, or APS.

Feel free to look it up on web MD for further information because I don't feel like explaining it all haha. Basically in a very small nut shell, it is a blood disorder which is genetic (a genetic disease) in which the immune system attacks the cell membranes of the blood and causes blood clots (hence, the DVT). Stillbirth, Miscarriage, and Severe Preclampsia are all very common in those who have APS.

As much as some may think I would be depressed, frightened, or mad that this 'wasn't caught sooner' or that 'it's just one thing after another with my health', trust me all that went through my head, but I cannot help but just be happy that God allowed the doctors to find this at all. Can you imagine if it went undetected and I ended up having another stillbirth?? Or even dying from this disease?? Now that we know, the doctors can help me to live with this disease and even to have a healthy baby while living with the disease and THAT is something to be thankful for.

Today they did more blood tests (10 vials of blood!!) and will probably end up taking me off of the coumidin starting next week. My dose has already been lowered. If we are very lucky and the numbers from the blood tests lower enough over the next 10 weeks, we may be lucky enough to start trying for our little miracle baby. Pray Pray Pray for us :) xoxox


  1. It is important to stay positive, <3 <3 <3 you all.
    I will pray, pray, pray for you both every chance I get. =)

  2. Please know im praying for u.U are such a strong woman.I love your out look.Even i can learn from u.And your faith is amazing.Never give up on your dream of being a mom to a living baby.For God will bless u soon honey.Sending u so many loving hugs always