& Joel Powell
Dec 18, 2004
It's a boy!
It's a boy!
7 cm both
we had a healthy baby
October 24, 2007
born at home,
happy and healthy!
We are expecting another
blessing around the end of October 2007!
Hi again, I had my reversal in December
of 2004 and I got a positive pregnancy test today! I'd been
feeling a little pregnant for about three days and decided to go
ahead and test. I think that puts me due around the beginning
of February. My next step to call the midwife!
Thanks and Glory to
G-d and thank you to the Drs. in Rio Bravo!
Well, I cannot believe it's been two weeks since I got home! The
trip went well. We flew from Houston Hobby to Harlingen for only $39
each way! We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites in Harlingen. It
was very nice and the internet rate was only $59/night. We wanted a
nice hotel because we spent a night and day before the surgery. This
trip was our 15th anniversary present!
Fannie picked us up a little after 4pm and we were at the Hospital
by 5:30 for a 7 pm surgery. I was in the operating room by 5:45! I'm
glad they took me back so fast, it didn't allow time for any doubts.
My husband was impressed with the doctors and the surgery. He didn't
think he wanted to watch, but he ended up enjoying it. He took lots
of pictures. The first night was hard, but only because my catheter
failed. It took us a few hours to convince them it needed to come
out but once they took it out, I was fine. The second and third
nights were difficult too, then I called Dr. Levi and asked if I
could take a Tylenol PM, he said yes and I had no trouble sleeping
after that. I recommend taking a Tylenol PM (only one, don't go
overboard!) with you if you have a night to spend on the road after
surgery. We had planned on staying an extra night at the hospital,
where I could have asked for help with sleeping but we decided to go
back to the hotel because we had enjoyed it so much and Dr. Levi
said I was doing fine and ready to go.
The hospital was clean and the food was good. The nurses were all
nice and did the best they could to understand our needs. I had a
Spanish/English travel dictionary with me but it didn't have the
medical terms that I needed, but we did okay.
I feel great after two weeks of resting. I wasn't kidding when I
told my husband that the trip was the beginning of a two week
vacation for me!
Dr. Levi said that I have 7cm on each side and a 90% chance of
The doctors were great, so nice to me and my dh. I would do it
again, in a heartbeat. My husband would go again, too and he is a
Just an observation that might help someone trying to decide:
I will say that if I was not in COMPLETE PEACE about it, I might
have had misgivings. The hospital is neat and clean but is not like
the huge hospitals here. If you are insistent on the biggest, best
and brightest things it may not be for you. It's like comparing a
country hospital to a big city hospital, it wasn't bad just smaller.
It did make my dh and I wonder why we (Americans) insist on
technology for technology's sake. Some things work fine, why do we
need to make them more expensive and more advanced?
I can't thank Dr. Perez and Dr. Levi enough! We would not have been
able to afford the surgery anywhere else and we had COMPLETE PEACE
about going to Dr. Perez, in Mexico.
Thank you for your ministry!
Joel and Mia Powell