Sunday, May 24, 2009

Please pray for my recovery!

On the afternoon of april 30, I started having some contractions. Nothing to be concerned about so you can imagine my surprise when my water broke at 6:45 p.m. Thankfully, scott and I have just walked in the door to our apartment from a trip to babies r' us. We called my doctor, finished packing our suitcase and left for the hospital. We hadn't had a chance to eat dinner and we were both starving. I knew i couldn't eat once i was in the hospital so we decided to stop for a quick bite. scott didn't want to take too long so he just stopped at a gas station for some snacks. I told him to just pick something for me. He went in and came out with 20 dollars worth of drinks and snacks!! this made me laugh! We obviously didn't think things through and by the time we got to the hospital my pants were SOAKED! I checked in at 8:45 and was only 3 cm dilated so we settled in for a long night. After a few laps around the hospital I was ready for the epidural and finally got it at 3 am! I was only 5 cm so they told us to try and get some sleep. At around 6 am my nurse and a few others woke me up to move me on my side. Apparently, Kyleigh's heart beat was dropping really low with each contraction and they thought she might be on the umbilical cord. This went on till about 7:15 and then the doctor on call came in to tell us that they were going to do a c-section. I was 7 cm and she was worried kyleigh was in too much distress. We were in the operating room 45 minutes later. weighing in at 6lbs. 13 oz and 18 in long... kyleigh kate wohlers was born at 8:11 am on may 1, 2009!! My recovery from the surgery has not been easy. After i left the hospital I developed an infection in my incision. My doctor put me on some antibiotic and i thought things were getting better. At my appt a week later my doc said that if i didn't get better soon she would have to open my incision up again and let it heal from the inside out. She said this is a painful operation and would prolong my recovery by 6 weeks!! I am asking you for your prayers right now! I can't imagine having to start all over again while having a newborn at home! I am on a new antibiotic and go see my doctor this thursday to find out what she is going to do. I know that the Lord is in control and His will is perfect! I greatly appreciate all who will and are already praying for me! I will keep you updated when i know more! I love you all! 


  1. Oh my goodness Sweet girl!! I will be praying... as if you don't have your hands full already! She is ABSOLUTELY precious!!

  2. Katherine- I clicked on your blog from another blog. I am praying for you that you will recover quickly. I remember well how hard it is to take care of babies when you are recovering from a c-section. Praying that this round of medication works well and works quickly.

    Your sweet little girl is so beautiful. Enjoy every moment with this sweet little blessing.

    Tiffany (Bristowe) Floyd

  3. Katherine, I understand the frustration in wanting to take care of your sweet little one when you can't. Just make sure you let people help you! We're praying for you and your recovery!

  4. Katherine, Im praying for you. We miss you and wish you were closer so we could love on Kyleigh. We will miss having you at the wedding. It is going to be a fun day and we are all excited. It wont be the same without you! Were praying the Lord will bring you back closer to home. James needs some cousins to grow up with. Keep us updated on your infection. Dont let it go much longer withour getting another opinion if you have too. Love Aunt Stacy