Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bump In The Road





Today was a little scary for us. I was contracting again except this time with a little more cramping along with it, and some spotting. Dr. Adams who is the Physician on call this weekend, came in and checked my cervix and found that I am dilated to 2cm. They have done a great job controlling the contractions with a higher dose of Magnesium Sulfate. It is crucial to stop the contractions from coming so often because of the cerclage, can't afford to have my cervix ripped due to all the contractions. They would have to take the cerclage out and it would not be good if they did that. Therefore I am now officially on complete bed rest for the rest of the way, how ever long that may be. I can not get out of bed at all for anything. I still feel optimistic about everything, I feel that I am doing all that I can, I know that there is a greater power in control.

19 comments:

  1. You are amazing, Amanda! I'm your mom's visiting teacher in Pflugerville and she talks about you all the time, so I've been keeping up to date on your blog. Keep up the great attitude and faith; I'm impressed with your example.

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  3. You poor girl! Mag sulfate is awful, awful stuff. You are in our prayers and I will put you on our prayer roll. Keep the positive thoughts coming. Heavenly Father has some amazing plans for your family.

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  4. I will be praying for you and those precious babies.

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  5. Yikes!! Let us know if you need anything!

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  6. If I lived closer, I'd buy you some soft, tshirt style, far from white, extra long twin size sheets.
    Sheets make a big difference when you spend all day in bed. Just like a car with ac on a 1 hour summer commute makew work better.
    I don't pray for many, but I do pray for you.
    Maybe I made you forget about being in bed for a minute. :) Rachel

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  7. Hi Amanda and Thomas

    Prayers for you both and your little munchkins all the way from Australia. Good night.

    Michelle

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  8. Oh hun I am so sorry. Complete bedrest is awful, and I only had to do it for a week. I only had mag sulf for one day- but it wasn't so great either. You can do this- what a relief it'll be when they're past viability. YOU CAN DO THIS- get more blessings and hang in there!!

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  9. Amanda--You and Thomas and your babies are in our thoughts and prayers! I hope that mag does it's job and those contractions go away. I've seen some 23 and 24 weekers that are little fighters if they have to be out of mom that soon, you're almost there! Good luck.

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  10. keep your eye on the prize!

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  11. Cross those legs, stand on your head, keep cookin those babies. Praying for you and those babies.

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  12. You are doing such a great job! We had a lesson on patience in RS today and you were in my mind. My prayers continue to be with you and Thomas and your babies!!

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  13. Hang in there, Amanda - and Thomas! Every single day counts a ton at this point! Congratulate yourself - and thank God, of course - for every day those babies stay where they are supposed to be!

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  14. Good luck! Our oldest daughter was born 10 weeks early for no apparent reason. They tried magnesium sulfate w/ me to stop contractions, but with me it actually made them worse instead of better. I ended up doing an epidural, which kept me at 8 cm for 2 days. I'm sure that's not an option for you at this point & probably wouldn't help with so many babies & contractions. I hope the magnesium works well & you can make it even a few more weeks! While our daughter was in the NICU, there were twins across from her & triplets a little down the room. They sure were fighters! Hang in there!!

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  15. Please let us know how you are. I've been worried ever since you made this post.

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  16. Hi Amanda, I just found your blog and wanted to say hang in there!!! I have triplet little girls delivered by Dr. Kirshon at Women's Hospital. I delivered them at 28 weeks and they are happy, healthy little toddlers now. I know this is not an easy journey but it will be so worth it when you see those little guys! I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Kirshon and the NICU at Women's. You are in great hands!

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  17. I was on mag for a little over 6 weeks - it is hard but it worked wonders for us. I have a happy 3 year old. I was on a air mattress (special thing from a typical hospital bed.) You might want to find out if you can have one. I was on terb at 24 weeks and then mag from 27/28 weeks and went off at 32/33 weeks. Thinking about you all often.

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  18. Oh, honey. That mag is killer, huh? I HATED the way it felt. Bless your heart. I had a terbutaline pump, too, and I could not stand the way it felt!

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  19. Sweet little Mama with those precious babies in waiting.... such good ideas from the above blogs - keep up the good work! it's worth it.

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