This is an attempt to give our family and friends a glimpse
of our baby Carter's llife. I hope this will help you better
understand O.E.I.S complex (Cloacal Exstrophy). Carter is a true blessing and God has a special plan for him.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind..
On this day I had to go back to the Dr. for my bi- weekly ultrasound of Carter. Everything looked great except for his breathing. Carter should practice breathe for at least 30 seconds. The longest they could get him to breathe was 18 seconds. They hooked me up to a monitor to watch Carter and make sure he was not geting stressed. The monitor showed no signs of this. After almost 3 hours the Dr. decided to let us go home and told us to return in the morning. With our "just in case" bags already packed we returned to the high risk clinic at UMC the next morning for another ultrasound. He did it! The nurses first try to watch his breathing he did it. He actually did it for 45 seconds this time. The nurse with a smile on her face said, he's just showing off now. I laughed with a sigh of relief. Relief knowing that if he did not do breathe for 30 seconds there was a chance of them taking him. Everything looked great except for my fluid. It was a little low. They measured it at 6, anything under 5 they normally deliver. They are going to continue to monitor this closely for now. We are just taking it day by day right now, trying to get Carter as far along as we can.
When I feel like I can't go on you deliver me. When the road is winding and way too long, you deliver me. You deliver me...