Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Quick and Sad Check-in..........

I do not have time for a long post but did want to check in with you and share the latest with you.  As most of you know Hubby and I left on my "birthday mystery trip" on my 60th birthday, July 29th.  I will save all the details of the trip for another entry when I feel more like sharing it with you.  

After a fabulous time in 3 different destinations, we were on our way home yesterday (Monday).  We had been on the road about an hour when we got a phone call that caused us to forget about the fabulous time we had just had.  

Our daughter who is 19 weeks pregnant had just gone for a 3D ultrasound to find out the sex of her baby.  Our SIL, Clancy, her inlaws and her sister in law had all gone with her.  It was at one of the free standing ultrasound centers, not her Drs. office.  When she had the ultrasound done two weeks ago at her Drs. office the baby would not cooperate and they were not able to tell the sex.  So, they were going to be in Oklahoma City visiting her husband's family and decided it would be fun to go and try again to see if they could find out and all could share in the fun.

When the ultrasound tech placed the monitor on Bridget's stomach there was no movement and no heartbeat.  Since this was not a medical facility, the tech is not allowed to say anything but just told her she needed to get to her Dr. immediately.  Of course, Bridget and the entire family knew that the baby had died.

They did go to the ER where she was checked out to confirm their fears and then they headed home to Dodge City so they could see her Dr.  They met with the Dr. this morning and Bridget will be induced in the morning.  The Dr. said that she was past the point that they could do a D and C, so she would have to give birth.

When we got the call, we literally turned around and headed in the direction of Dodge City.  We were about 10 hours away and we drove the entire day and arrived here last night around 9:00 PM to love and support them during this horrible time.

We are so glad that we had the privilege of coming right on.  She wanted her Momma and her Momma wanted to be here for her.  As many of you know, Bridget miscarried last November at 14 weeks and there was no explanation for that one either.  The Dr. will be doing some testing this time to see if they can pinpoint the problem.  

We covet your prayers that she will have a quick delivery and no complications.  And, that she will be filled with peace.  I know all too well that many have walked this path but it does not lessen the hurt that we are all feeling at this time.  But, we know that the Lord walks through this dark valley with us and will restore us, especially Bridget and Clint.

If all goes well and Bridget is doing okay we will likely head towards home at some point this weekend.  We will be here as long as she needs us.

As I said, my birthday trip was wonderful and I do look forward to sharing it with you when my heart is not so heavy. My heartfelt thanks to each of you as you share this burden with us.  I will certainly try to update you in the next couple of days.
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

21 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry CiCi. I will be praying all goes smoothly tomorrow and for peace and comfort for your daughter and for you as well. Take care

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  2. Oh CiCi I am in tears over here for you and your sweet daughter. I am soo glad you will be able to be there for her. I pray that God will wrap His arms around you all tomorrow and keep You in His perfect peace. Praying all goes well. BIG HUGS!

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  3. I am just so sad about this, Lea. I can't imagine the added pain of giving birth. She and all of you will be in my prayers as I go to sleep and think on you in the morning and in the hard days and months to come. So glad you and her daddy can be there to comfort her. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how excited you all were for another grandbaby.

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  4. Oh...my...heart goes out to your daughter and her husband. And to you and yours. It went out with the first notice and then to know she had miscarried at 14 weeks as well. that doubled the burden.

    praying for you all as you grieve this baby's life...

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  5. The fact that others have walked this path does not make it any less painful.

    Thinking of you, your daughter, and all who are grieving with you.

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  6. I'm so very sorry, Lea. I'm glad you were able to turn around and go back to be with Bridget. Praying for you all. {{hug}}

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  7. Lea, I have thought of you and the family so much since finding out about Bridget. I will continue to pray for each of you during these days! May our Lord's peace be with you as you help Bridget through this time. You are loved!

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  8. Lea, I have thought of you and the family so much since finding out about Bridget. I will continue to pray for each of you during these days! May our Lord's peace be with you as you help Bridget through this time. You are loved!

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  9. I am so saddened by this news. My heart goes out to her, especially having to go through the birth process. May she be comforted by her mama being there. So glad you were able to travel quickly. I will be praying for her, her hubby and your family.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  10. Praying for your family at this time. I'm sorry.

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  11. Lea, you know that I am so sorry about this loss and it is just that - a great loss. Just know that you, Tommy, Bridget and Clint are very much in my thoughts and prayers this morning. Love you, Libby

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  12. I am so sorry CiCi, I will be praying for all! I do indeed know personally of this sadness.
    Thinking of your family,
    Sue

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  13. I am so sorry. Love and prayers to you and your whole family.

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  14. So, so sorry!!! You all are in my prayers...for healing and peace from our Heavenly Father

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  15. Oh Lea, my heart is breaking for Bridgett, Clint, you, your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  16. Tears are streaming down my face ~ how awesome it is that you were able to be with her...I'll be keeping her in my prayers. Blessings, EMichelle

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  17. I am finally getting caught up and just read this. It breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your daughter and family. It's so hard to understand when this happens. Being just 25 weeks pregnant myself, I cannot imagine having to go through what she is doing. I know when I went through something similar, I had never felt God holding me so close. I pray that your daughter has been feeling the same. I also pray that the Lord will bless her with another child very soon to help heal her heart. Love and prayers to all of you

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  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious grandbaby. ((HUGS)) Praying that Bridget is doing okay and I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I would love to mail her one of my handkerchiefs from my For Your Tears blog. This is what they are for.
    dpucci9972@gmail.com

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  19. I am so sorry. I know your daughter is hurting deeply. Prayers that God will comfort all in this time.

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