Monday, May 18, 2009

Status Update

Last week, in a 5 day period, I only needed the terbutiline twice to stop contractions. We were very happy. Dr comes in yesterday morning and says when I hit 32 weeks, which will be Thursday, if my strip (monitoring strip for contractions) looks stable and we're not needing the shot daily to stop them then we're on the road to go home. They're going to do the fetal fibernectin test to see if my body is preparing for labor (releasing a particular enzyme) and they're also going to do an internal to check my dilation. If I'm not more than 3cm and the fetal fibernectin test is negative I'll get to go home. Granted it might be just for a week, but I'd get to go home. Wouldn't you know that after the dr leaves and they put me on the monitor, I need the shot. Last night, I need the shot again. This morning got the damn shot again. Just as they're saying things are looking great and they're thinking I'll get to go home, my stupid uterus starts acting up again. If I keep on like this for another day or so, they're not going to let me go home. For my sanity, I need to go home. I know there have been women who've been admitted into the hospital and had to stay a lot longer than me. I don't know how they did it because I feel like I'm going to snap.

On a lighter note, James did spend the whole weekend with me and I loved every minute of it. It makes such a difference. The weather looks wonderful outside of my window that won't open. I think I'll go on a wheelchair ride outside today. I need some fresh air.

4 comments:

Becky said...

Wow you just can't get a break can you? I was so hoping you would tell us soon you were going home. I can't imagine what it's like for you there all the time.

Hang in there, you're doing great!

Shannon said...

Aww hun Im so sorry:0( If you ever need to talk Im always here for you!
Lots of hugs!

Kristin said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'll be following yours from now on! Congrats on the twins! Seems likes there are a lot of "natural" twins in my blog world...awesome!

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

:( I was hoping you would get to go home soon. Hang in there!