Saturday, January 15, 2011

Maggie

So Maggie has had some minor heart palpitations over the past few years, but now that she is pregnant they are getting worse. She has been to the cardiologist a few times, and they diagnosed her with SVT, which is a fairly common condition that could be corrected with minor surgery, if she wasn't pregnant. So they put her on a heart monitor to watch her. No sooner do they give us the monitor, then she has some flutters and calls it in. They immediate call am ambulance as her heart rate was over 250+.

She has been in the hospital now since Sunday. They are trying different medications to reduce her heart rate. For the most part, it is back to normal, but still has some flare ups so they want to keep her there to monitor the situation. She should be okay, but please send your prayers her way!

Maggie's and my family have been great and have been coming over to watch polina so that I can go to work, and shovel the 2 feet of snow that fell on Wednesday. Maggie's Mom even slept over the last few nights as well, which was a HUGE help. This has been a trying week.... Polina has handled everything well, except she didnt like visiting Maggie because I think she thought that the doctors were there for her and she got upset every time one came in. Must have been all of the immunization shots she received when she came to us that still sticks in her mind.

Wanted to send our blogger friends an update...that is why we havent posted anything in a while. Hopefully Maggie will come home soon, but we may need to put Polina in day care a few days a week to allow Maggie some bed rest days until she can give birth and then get the procedure done. Luckily, there is one near us that has openings and actually has another red-headed adopted girl from Russia (funny, huh?). Well, thats it for now...will keep folks updated as we learn more. Maggie has a laptop, so at least that keeps her busy.

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

That is horrible! I'm sure sitting there worrying about Polina and the baby must be so difficult for Maggie. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

On a side note, the blog www.mycharmingkids.net is all about a baby boy who had SVT and had surgery. He is now perfectly healthy.

JennStar said...

Praying for a quick recovery and a healthy Momma and baby (and the rest of the family, too!) Thank you for updating!

Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Thinking of you all and I'm sorry this is happening right now. I'm thankful it didn't happen in Russia and you got Polina home. We'll be praying for you and Maggie and eager to help anywhere we can.

Wendi and Terry said...

Oh gosh, this is so much for you all to handle on top of just bringing Polina home! I'm glad that you have family close by to help. Thoughts and prayers are with you. And I hope sweet Polina handles all of this well, too. So many changes for that sweet, beautiful baby.

Ursula said...

I am so sorry that this is happening. Maggie, you and your whole family are in my prayers!!!!!

Jen said...

This is a lot to deal with! I'm so glad you were able to get Polina home before it flared up and I hope she continues to do all right with everything. Maggie, I'm keeping your whole family in my thoughts. How far along are you?

Tracey and Chuck said...

Oh my goodness.....praying that Maggie is feeling better! Keeping your family in our thoughts.

Masha said...

As others mentioned, thankfully this didn't happen in the midst of the adoption stress. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy & full recovery.

Shelly and Steve said...

That is a lot of stress on you all right now....I'm sorry! I'm glad you've had help. Hope Maggie is home and doing better soon. Yes, my mom had that surgery and it was a fairly easy outpatient procedure and has been great. But, I know that will have to wait.

No way, another Russian red-head in the same day care?? What are the odds, truly?? Wow!

Keep us posted.

amy and kevin said...

Ugh that sounds very stressful - y'all are definitely in our prayers!

Corinne said...

Thinking of you as you deal with all this. Praying Maggie will handle all this safely until delivery. Hopefully Polina will do well with all thats going on. You are in our thoughts and prayers. So glad this did not happen while we were in Vlad. Keep us posted.

Craig & Kelly said...

I am sorry to hear that. If there is anything Kelly and I can do please do not hesitate to contact us.

Craig and kelly

Steve and Stella said...

So sorry to read the news. I hope Maggie will feel good soon. You all take care and best wishes.