Worst nightmare

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My worst nightmare may be coming true.  Years ago, back in the late 80s and early 90s, I suffered through three stillbirths and three miscarriages.  Because they were never able to determine what caused my ordeal with my pregnancies, I have always worried that my three sons might encounter similar problems.

One of the suspicions way back then was cardiovascular abnormalities, but it was never confirmed or ruled out. Today I learned that my son’s baby has an irregular heartbeat (atrial flutter) detected during a routine ultrasound.  Hopefully, modern technology can help solve and deal with the problem today.  if nothing else, I am hoping and praying that because mom is 37 weeks along in the pregnancy they can induce labor and deliver a healthy baby boy.

Now I know the heartache my mother felt, waiting for the phone to ring with news…

19 thoughts on “Worst nightmare

  1. Sorry to hear this, as you say hopefully she is near term and they can deliver the baby. Blessings, love and prayers to the families.m

  2. Sorry to hear this, but as you say hopefully she is near term and they will be able to deliver the baby. Blessings, love and prayers to he families.

  3. I read your book and grieved for the pain you experienced. I thought that it was over and what joy, that you persevered and had three beautiful sons. Now once again you’re waiting for news. My heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your son and his wife, and with the next member of our family. God bless.

  4. I just lost our sweet girl at 40 weeks 1 day due to a cord accident. First and foremost, I am so sorry for your losses years ago.

    I will keep your son and his family in my prayers. Hoping and prating for a strong and healthy baby to be born!

  5. yay, mom is coming home today, has to continue medication to try to get baby’s heartbeat back in sync. Three more weeks till due date…

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