Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hospital Stay

This is Gavan posting. We went in at 2:00 on Friday for a doctor visit and the doc found that Mel was dialated to a 2. She hasn't been dialated before this visit. The doc said she would be on full bed rest and prescribed a strong med to prevent contractions. At 3:00 we had a scheduled non-stress test and Mel was having many contractions. Not painful, labor contractions but they were big enough to concern the on-call doc and NST nurse. They admitted Mel into the hospital around 5:00 and put her on magnesium sulfate (in her IV) to control the contractions. It took until after midnight before they finally started slowing down. This morning they are much more spread out than they were Friday evening.

At about 4:00 yesterday they gave Mel a steroid shot that will help the baby's lungs develop quicker. She has another steroid shot at 4:00 today and that will be all of those. The doc said she will be on the magnesium sulfate at least 24 hours after that steroid shot. Basically it sounds like we'll at least be in the hospital until Monday morning, then go from there. Please pray hard for Mel's contractions to slow down and for this baby to stay put a few more weeks at least. The best news is that our little girl continues to look great. Strong, healthy heartbeat; she seems to be unfazed by all of the stupid uterus actions.

We may be taking some visitors today or tomorrow. Please call my cell before coming to check. Thanks for all of your love and support.

-Gavan
405-209-5721

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I'll be praying for you guys! Hang in there!

Summer Lashley said...

You are in our prayers. Let us know how we can help you!

Adam and Heidi said...

Hey guys- you are in our prayers. We will pray for your little ladies continued health and safety.

Suzanne said...

We're thinking & praying for you! Love you mel

Amanda Haskew said...

You 3 are in our prayers. Get all the rest you can.

Dara said...

Praying that she decides to stay in as long as possible!

Jody, Michelle & Gadge said...

We are praying for all 3 of you. Love ya, and hang in there.