Let's Start at the Very Beginning...

On September 15th, Katy and Andy found out that Baby Jacob has a life-threatening condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is a very serious condition in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest restricting lung development. In Jacob's case, his liver is also squishing his heart and displacing other organs. CDH occurs in about 1 out of every 3,000 pregnancies and has a mortality rate of 50%. To make matters more complicated, Jacob has Right-Sided CDH which only occurs in about 10% of CDH cases and is typically more severe. They are so blessed to have found this out when they did, or Baby Jacob would have surely died at birth.

They will be delivering at UW Hospital in Seattle and later transferred to Seattle Children’s. Thank you to everyone who has already begun praying, and everyone who will now. Baby Jacob is blessed to have all of you thinking and praying for him.

They Moved

Oct 24, 2011 -Katy and Andy moved out of UW on Friday and to a hotel close by the hospital. UW made the arrangements due to some possible overcrowding issues. Landon was able to come up and visit on Saturday and stay the night. 
An update from Katy: 
 "We had a yummy homemade dinner prepared by my sister, Jennifer. Then Jen took Landon took back home leaving me feeling empty and blah. : ( Nothing exciting happening around here. Andy and I took a good walk around the block. It was nice to get out and get some fresh air and exercise. I get so sore just laying around. Good thing we walked when we did. It just started pouring outside! No signs of labor. Looks like a quiet night of tv or a movie."
Andy also found out last Thursday that his co-workers had generously donated some of their vacation time to him since he was running low.  No one had anticipated that Katy would be put on bed rest and Jacob would stay in there so long. It’s a good thing he’s stayed put but it has put  a strain on Andy as far as work goes. The Rondeau’s thank everyone for this gift. It truly means a lot.

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