Saturday, November 26, 2011

birthdays and doctors in Kingait

What a busy few weeks! Margot went to Ottawa for more extensive tests for her and the baby. I will let her give the specifics about what is happening but the basically she has a super rare blood disoder (0.2% of the population) in which her red blood cells attack baby's red blood cells. This can be very, very, very bad. Margot has been having blood tests every 2 weeks and had to fly out to Ottawa have a special ultra sound that can show how much blood is flowing in baby, then met with an O.B. specialist. He told her not to worry as her blood work indicated that baby may be in trouble. That it can often go up quickly earlier in a pregnancy but what we were all hoping for was that things would level off soon. This was huge news for us as no one knew anything until this doctor about Margot's condition so we had been operating in emergency mode for weeks not knowing if baby was okay or we would have to have an emergency trip down south for an invitro blood transfusions or a c-section. It has been a hard time. Margot will be going back down for more tests in December right before Christmas.

After her doctor's appointment, she then headed off to Calgary for a special math conference, so its just been me and Lily for the week. Sadly I had a bad cold when she left and was off work until Wednesday and I am starting to feel like a human being again. We have had a fun week together.

The weather has been all over the place up here but always cold. It's hovering around -25 C on my front deck today. A couple of days ago after coming home from school, we were playing outside in the dark (4pm, pitch black outside) with the dogs under amazing northern lights. It was a pretty neat way to end a day.

Sorry, no pictures yet. I must spend some time fixing my mac so I can upload. One day I will have both the time and the energy I hope.