It looks like my 16 week photo will not exist. I apologize, as well for not updating you.
I am back in the hospital in Nashville. I went for my scheduled check-up on Tuesday, and the news was exactly what I expected/dreaded. My fluid was back, and this time it appeared to be worse.
I was sent back to Nashville from my appointment at the doctor's office via ambulance. I was incredibly annoyed. I didn't want to do this again, and I surely don't want Ethan to go through this again.
Upon arriving the hospital, they decided instead of completing the same procedure as before, they would do a pericardial window. This surgery is much more invasive and would require general anesthesia to do so. The riskier surgery meant more risks for Ethan and I. I was back in the hospital no more than 2 hours before I was taken to surgery.
They hope this surgery is a success and permanent. The window is supposed to be a permanent fix to fluid collection, and I hope and pray that it is the case for me. Ethan is doing well, and they are giving me peace of mind by continuing to check his fetal heart tones every 12 hours or so. I'm in a lot of pain, and still very tired and sore. I will be here in the hospital for at least a few more days, but I will try to update you as best I can. Thank you so much for the prayers. Please continue to pray for my family and sweet Ethan as we hope to be climbing the mountain to get this nightmare behind us.