Hello everyone. It is Tuesday, October2. Last night was her second night in the hospital. Our internet capabilities in our apartment have been on a sabbatical so this update will contain a little more than normal.
Her first night in the hospital was pretty sleepless. The mag sulfate was causing a pretty bad headache, and she had to pee about every hour. They gave her something to help her sleep around 5:30, and so she got to sleep around an hour or so. Around 7:45 in the morning, Dr. Elliott came in to talk about the Turbutaline pump and what the gameplan was going to be for the rest of the day. They did a sono around 10:00 to check her cervical length and the babies heartrates. Everything looked great, so they continued to try and slow the contractions.
I showed up around 11 a.m. and she was feeling a little better. She ate a little and slept while I was there. I am not staying there at the hospital with her so that I can work and she can sleep. I tend to ask a lot of questions and she tries to stay awake so that I don't get bored. I have told her just to sleep and not to worry about me, but as most of you know, I seem to give people cause to worry.
I left for work around 2:15. A dietician came in and they discussed foods, and other supplements that Good Sam has to offer. The dietician also brought her an "assortment of nuts and snacks." After the dietician left (I am sorry I didn't ask Moni what her name was) Monica was in a lot of pain. They did a bedside sono because of the pain to check the babies and the womb. The babies and everything looked fine, but they couldn't find the cause of the pain. They think it could be pain from the abdominal muscles tearing. After all of this she was able to sit in the shower and that felt great.
Last night they did hydrotherapy. This is where she sits in a very deep bathtub of warm water. She said that was awesome. She almost fell asleep during it. They gave her some medicine to help her sleep, and she said that she had the best night of sleep she has had since we moved down here. She was woken up around 1, so she decided to call her old stomping grounds. She said it was great to talk to all the girls, and Dr. Lentz of the Wesley West ER.
Today they are going to try the Terbutaline pump and to get her off of the mag. Hopefully I will be able to bring her home tomorrow. She said that all the nurses and doctors have been incredibly helpful and caring. Becky has been able to visit before and after her shifts, and has even changed where she is parking so that it is easier for her to visit. Everything is going well (other than the pain).
We are still excited for our visitors, but we have been demoted to house rest when she gets home. The worst part of being home with the three of us, is that we don't know any card games for three people other than Crazy 8's. I am going to Wal-Mart to buy some board games so that we have something to do for entertainment. We love you all and can't wait to see you all. Thanks again to everyone for the thougths and prayers.
Billy and Monica
P.S. This is orders from headquarters (Monica). You are all supposed to keep commenting on the website. The kids like hearing from you.
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