Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Meeting with the famous Dr. Elliott

Hello all. We just met with Dr. Elliott for the first time. He did put our minds at ease, and we are extremely happy we have decided to move to Phoenix for care. The only disappointment was the wait. Our appointment was at 9:00 a.m., and we finally finished around 12:30. We spent about 90 percent of the time waiting. Waiting in the waiting room, waiting in the actual room, waiting in Dr. Elliott's office, waiting in the sono room. However, all of the waiting is well worth it because of the obvious expertise of the people who we spoke with. As far as an update, Dr. Elliott said everything looks great, his only worry at this point is Moni's gallstone. He said the gallstone isn't a problem for the babies, but Monica shouldn't have to deal with the pain. He said she needs to continue eating a lot of food, but not at the expense of her comfort. She is doing a great job with the weight gain, but needs to continue to add 2-3 pounds a week for the rest of the pregnancy. At 24 weeks, she will start testing for fibronectin which is the glue holding the sacs and placentas to the sides of the uterus. Research has shown that if one is testing negative for this, chances are better for carrying the babies longer. Right now, we will meet with him every two weeks with a sono each time. The frequency of our visits with him will increase in probably a month. The only mistake he made was saying that we came from Nebraska. Don't worry I corrected him right when he made the mistake. Sorry Karen and Pat, but we aren't any Nebraskans. I am sure you will agree that there is a big difference. Thank you for the continuing prayers and thoughts. We love you all.

Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine

P.S. The "Operation Quad" garage sale is scheduled to occur Friday and Saturday at Ed and Nancy Graf's house. If there is anything that anyone is wanting to donate to the sale, or if you would like to help please contact Kelly Graf 648-4610 or Nancy Graf 729-8438. Again thank you to everyone for relieving us of that burden.


Vicki said...

We miss you guys. The pictures are great. Monica you look gorgeous. Tell Mark he looks nice too. Oh and Billy you also look beautiful. Hey guys if you need to get a hold of Kelly about the garage sell or anything quad related please e-mail her at graffer54@yahoo.com instead of telephoning she is short on minutes just like a few other women I know. Take Care of yourselves. I love you.

EMO said...

I am so happy that your appointment went well. Hopefully you won't always have to wait like that. Monica, good luck with the weight gaining, if you need some tips, just ask me :)

Jennea said...

I was going to ask if I could help out on the eating thing...I love food! Lol. Good luck!

Caroline Heine ~ STL said...

Hey all. I just figured out how to work this thing! Moni ~ You couldn't be any cuter! I am so glad that you are doing well along with the babies! We miss you in St. Louis and can't wait to meet the babies!!!