Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Colors To Brighten My World

Today I need some colors to brighten up my day.

I just learned this morning that my baby has unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), which means that one kidney is filled with cysts (they counted about 12 of them) and is non-functioning. This probably happened during the 14th week of development and probably caused by a blockage somewhere. Thank goodness the other kidney seems normal and so does the rest of his urinary system.

While the news was shocking, it's not time for me to crumble and give up. He has been moving about lately, after being a bit quiet during the weekend. The last two days have been pretty active inside, like there's some kind of a party going on - and he's also turned from being in breech (head up) to what they term as cephalic (head down and raring to go!). He's a feisty one - which means that I need to be positive about this recent discovery, at least for his sake, and be grateful that they found it soon enough, which gives me time to find a pediatric urologist to be on hand during delivery, and learn about the disorder a bit more.

When I got home all bummed out, I found a big box waiting for me. It was a box filled with 3 pounds of "ugly batts" - not my term, mind you, but the term Abi of High Prairie Fibers uses for batts that are carded with all the leftover stuff.

Here's the first one.
Then the next one whose colors remind me of fall and the falling leaves on the pavement as I walk Truffles each day.
Then there's this one which is primarily blues.

That's a lot of batts to spin and so I'll take my time. I've already set aside the blue one to brighten my day. Probably spin it into a DK weight so I can make a baby jacket for the little one.

After finding out the news and after much (well, not much really) deliberation, I've decided it's time for me to start knitting for Lucas instead of for everyone else BUT him. So this means baby blankets, booties, hats, and jackets.

After all, I have barely two or so months to go and me being a slow knitter, well, I need to get crackin'

1 comment:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

You will get through this; my thoughts are with you. The batts are beautiful! Glad you have some time to plan for this unfortunate medical event....Baby will be fine, I know.