One potential complication is the build-up of fluid around the baby's developing lungs, and if that happens, then they'll inject steroids to shrink the mass, get rid of the fluid, and spur lung development. A will spend the last couple of weeks of her pregnancy at Duke, and will deliver there. Worst case scenario, my brother said, is that she goes first to New Hanover hospital in Wilmington, where she'll be air-lifted to Duke for the delivery. Let's all hope that she'll not have to do that.
My brother P seemed incredibly relieved. The fact that the doctor seemed to know what he was talking about, had treated many patients with this condition, and was optimistic about the outcomes all meant that P sounded confident about the chances. They are by no means out of the woods, but there's every reason to expect that things will be okay.
I'm feeling much better. I think it's time for a nice hot bath and a beer.
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