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.

The Waiting Game

Oct 9, 2011 -Katy awoke to strong contractions in the early morning hours today that were about four minutes apart. After some observation she was admitted to University of Washington Medical Center this morning. She will stay there until Baby Jacob is delivered. Right now we're just in the waiting game. She is not progressing at the moment which is good since it would be best if he could stay in there a bit longer. As soon as we know more I will update you all.

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