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    Berry - how did you go on Tuesday? How is little one?

    As for me: can you all please pray for my IVF cycle. I had my EPU yesterday and we are going to be doing a transfer on Wednesday. Please pray for us to keep our trust in God and to hold firm to Him during this difficult time. Please pray that God would use this trial to strengthen us and our faith in Him. And pray that in God's time he will give us a child, in his mercy.

    Thanks muchly!


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    Ruth I will pray for you. May the Lord comfort you while you are on this journey. In all things, His will be done.

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    Ruth - Will be praying for you and your little embies.

    A prayer request from me - we have our 19 week scan on Monday. I am fighting the fear which is robbing me of the joy of this miracle baby. I am focusing on celebrating God's precious gift to us...whatever the scan may tell us. Thanks xxx

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    Hello,

    Thanks Ruth for asking. Well it went quite bad actually. Had a consult with a geneticist, which was quite complicated, basically we were given a 5% change of chromosome abnormality, which I thought wasn't great, but could handle. There is a small chance of Trisomy 7, which is fatal, no baby has ever survived it. Then we had a scan and the Nuchal Fold was still high 5.4, when looking at the baby's heart the geneticist thinks that our baby may have hypoplastic left heart, which means the left chambers of the heart haven't formed. The prognosis is I could carry this baby to full term, as I am keeping her alive but she will certainly die within a day or so of being born or I could mis-carry at any time (if this is the correct diagnosis). I am 16-weeks pg but my little girl was only the size of a 14.5 wk baby, so that is another concern, it also means that the specialists can't 100% diagnoise the problem yet as she is too small - the heart is only half a size of a pea.

    Next steps are I had an amnio the day after finding this out, as to upset to go through with it that day, to find out if there is a chromosome problem. I then have another scan on Tuesday 21 Oct to see if she has grown big enough for a cardiac speacialist to check her heart. If she has, then the cardiologist will check her a day or so later. We will also have the amnio results by then. Another thing is there is only one artery in the umbilical cord, which can also be a sign of genetic problems.

    All in all a very bad week. My OB, who is great said in 25yrs in practice he has never seen this combination of problems and said it is extremely rare, but also unlikely to happen to us again given my DH & my chromosomes were checked and are normal.

    We now have an agonising week and a bit waiting to find out what if our baby will make it. I am praying for a miracle, as I know that with God anything is possible, but there is another part of me that has to prepare for the worst as the shock the first time was awful.

    If my little one has got hypoplastic left heart than I have to decide whether to carry her to full term knowing she will die days later or terminate. This is an extremely difficult decision, especially as a Christian. This is not something I ever dreamed I would have to possibly face, but I never thought about the possiblity of knowing my baby will die after being born. This feels more cruel to me, letting her feel that pain. It would also be mentally & emotionally upsetting for me and my DH. Anyway, I am praying that I don't have to make that decision, I am really wanting God to decide, either way His Will is His Will and I can't change that I just pray for His mercy.

    Ruth, I will be praying for you & your DH that you conceive a healthy baby and carry it to full term. Ellie, I will also be praying for your little one and that everything is progressing really well.

    Thanks for your prayers
    Berry

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    Berry, I am for you and your little one.

    Just wanted to share with you guys something I read on a sign yesterday about prayer so I thought I'd just post it in here, I liked it.
    The sign said: 'Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?'
    Made me think anyway.

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    Berry how are you going? I am still praying for your little one.

    Please continue to pray for me as I'm in my TWW and I'm doing it tough. I just don't feel like I can survive this if it's a BFN. I know God can sustain me but I feel like I will fail to pieces. DH and I are also conscious that we don't want our desire for a baby to become our No. 1 priority and that we need to keep our eyes on serving Jesus.

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    Ruth - I'm praying for you . The TWW is really hard, especially when you've been through a lot already. Don't feel guilty for focusing hard on it, it is a very normal thing to do and something that God completely undertands. Keep God included in all your thoughts during this time and He will speak to you and comfort and reassure you. It's amazing how clearly God speaks to me through the Bible during times like that. I hope you have some good news really soon!

    Berry - I'm so sorry I missed your previous post, I don't know why I wasn't notified? How did the scan go on Tuesday? I am praying for you

    SJ - Thanks for sharing the sign you saw, it definitely makes you think!

    Ellie - How did your scan go? I was praying for you, I hope it all went smoothly.

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    Hi girls
    Sorry I thought I'd been back to post! The scan was great...bub was very cheeky and it took nearly and hour for the poor lady to get all the measurements...but I needed that time just to let the wave of relief wash over me! Feeling incredibly blessed to have this little one growing inside of me...the miracle continues!

    On another note...I have been following Mellyo1's thread on her lost furkids...she is beside herself with worry...not bub related I know...but I'm praying for her and the safe return of her furry family members.

    xxx

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    Fantastic Ellie.

    Hope things are well Berry. What a tricky time.

    *sigh* Just heard a crash and wail from Riv's room, but to those I haven't mentioned, I am praying too.

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    Hello,

    Ruth, I am praying for you, must be a very difficult time but keep positive. I agree with Trish, God definetly understands, he know our hearts and our hearts desires. He is with you.

    Ellie, I am so pleased for you that your bub is doing really well. It's nice to hear some good news, especially for someone who has gone through so much. Very exciting!

    My situation is not so great. The amnio confirmed there is 'extra' dna material in the chromosomes. The scan also showed fluid around the brain was larger than normal (could lead to brain damage, but no one can know for sure) and there is something not right with the bowel. It seems in just 2 weeks they have found more problems. We also saw a cardiologist who basically said there is a serious problem with the heart, no valve in the middle of the heart, so the blood doesn't circulate correctly, this is by far the biggest problem and would be fatal if doctors didn't intervene (would mean ops for at least the first 5-yrs of her life, given other medical problems don't prevent them from operating), but the risk of death is still high as is brain damage. Our hearts are completely broken with this news. I don't think it's a life to let someone come into this world and suffer like that.

    Do I let her go now and prevent her from suffering at birth or do I carry her to full term and watch her suffer & die. This is the horrible decision we have to make. I know it's a really sensitive one, particularly for Christians who believe that God is the giver & taker of life. The outcome, either way however has already been made. I guess that's what happens in nature as cruel as it is. I don't believe God 'let this happen' it just did. I certainly could do with prayers for his wisdom & peace.

    Again, as sensitive a topic as this is I do welcome people's thoughts as it's good to hear from other Christians. I just pray that God is with me and supports me, whatever it is we decide to do.

    A very sad Berry!

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    Berry you are going through such a rough trial right now. Hoping for the best and praying for you and your little one. Just know that we are here, regardless of what happens, and what you decide to do.

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    Berry, what a tough time you are having and what a heartbreaking decision you are having to make. May God comfort you and give you peace at this time...

    For a long time I have struggled to find words of support - I just simply haven't known what to say.

    But I woke up this morning and remembered something. Back in early pregnancy, about the time of my nuchal scan I was chatting to a student at work whose mother had given birth recently... Only to be told that the baby was discovered to have had Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18) and would only live for 12 months if that. I freaked out as you do, knowing that we'd be facing tests for that very soon...

    Anyway, I have a lovely friend who completely understands my "hope for the best, prepare for the worst" attitude at times, and she sent me a couple of links - one about a baby with Edwards Syndrome and one about a baby with anencephaly. There'll be many tears to be had if you read them, but both sites talk about the decisions they made to carry to term and what it meant for the rest of the pregnancy.

    A Trisomy 18 Journey - Abigail Grace Wilsford
    Carrying to Term Pages

    The assumption amongst the medical profession when faced with a diagnosis like this is that you will terminate... I think that's why my friend only sent me information that dealt with carrying to term anyway.

    Fortunately, I turned out to not be faced with that decision, but hopefully the information my friend gave to me can help you at this difficult time as well.

    And even though it's close to 6 months since the sister of the girl at school was born with Edward's Syndrome - she's still doing quite well.

    BW

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    I have spent some time today thinking on this. It really must be tough to go through this, regardless of what happens. But here is what I was reminded of...

    2 Cor 1 (NIV)
    3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.


    I hope this helps in some small way. I know it doesn't come close to removing the pain. But it is wonderful to know that the God of comfort will comfort you, and that this experienced can be used to bring comfort to others.


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    Hello,

    Candice & Butterfly Warrier, thank you for your thoughful words & prayers. I had a look at those sites BW, the thing that concerns me personally is that babies in this situation do suffer pain.

    Candice, thank you for the verse, it is a good reminder of not only God as comforter but of his amazing love & grace that is deeper than anyone could know. All the best with your upcoming scan, I am sure that everything will be really good.

    Berry

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    Hi Berry,
    You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. It's so comforting to know that God carries us through our sorrows. We don't need to go through lifes struggles alone. God will give you the strength to get through what you are dealing with. I never thought I would have been able to cope with my situation but I have come out a much stronger person. I certainly know that without God in my life I would not be where I am now and through my situation I feel strong enough to be able to encourage others as yourself who are going through the same situation. I pray that God will give you strength, courage and wisdom. God gave me a precious gift of life but I know that my precious angel is with God in his care and that gives me great comfort.

    Take care,
    Dianne

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    Was wondering how you were ellie and butterfly warrior too

    Hi trish, oscaroscar

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    Hi ladies.

    I'm back in here... Again.
    Since I was last in here, things were ok, until I found out my mum is going to be going on dialysis. Can anyone/everyone please have a prayer for my mum. On the 12th Nov she went for an u/s to get the right veins for the procedure and the 17th she'll be going for her appt to tell her when she'll be having it.
    Also, I got what looks like a +ive OPK (though I might get a +ive one tomorrow - pic in my gallery) and DF and I have only once (last night - planning a couple more ) Can I please have some prayers that we'll catch the egg?
    Sorry for being a prayer hog

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