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|Wed, 06-07-2006 - 5:33pm|
On May 11th, I got admitted to the hospital for what the doc thought were signs of pre-term labor. I was getting a lot of contractions but not dilating but was still put on Magnesium Sulfate for about a week and Terbutaline shots whenever I would get more than 10 contractions an hour. Had one day of false alarm where they got me almost prepped to possibly deliver that day but thank God that I didn't!
Made it to 32w4d and was delivered because I was heading towards pre-eclampsia. My BP wasn't that high but they found protein in my urine and that was the deciding factor. The C-section went well although I spent the afternoon and night throwing up afterwards. I got sent home 3 days after the birth and the babies stayed in NICU. Here are their stats:
Amanda Christine 3.8 lbs 15.25 in. born at 2:37 pm
Ryan Alexander 3.14 lbs. 16.5 in. born at 2:38 pm
Nicholas Jacob 3.10 lbs. 16.5 in. born at 2:39 pm
They all had to be intubated for a few days due to lung immaturity and was given surfactant to aid in maturing their lungs. Then they progressed to being on a CPAP machine for a few days and now they're all on nasal cannulas. They also got some medication to help close the PDA in their hearts and they all responded well. They've also been transferred to NICU B which is like a step-down unit. They're getting fed some breastmilk through a tube in their mouths. Amanda's tolerating that pretty well with the aid of Reglan to help her digest. Ryan and Nicholas were doing well for the first few days but were getting some residuals with the feedings so they're now on a lactose-free formula for a few days. Ryan has mild anemia so they're givng him some iron supplements. Both boys are still having chest retractions but they are being monitored closely. X-rays were negative.
DH and I got to hold Amanda and Ryan last night and I can't tell you what a joy that was! We're looking forward to holding Nicholas tomorrow!
Having to move around after a c-section and go to the hospital as much as possible was tough but thank God for pain meds! LOL! We're also getting settled in our new house and it's been a slow process since I can't do much yet and DH went back to work. Hopefully, we'll have everything ready by the time they come home!
So that's what's going on with us. Thanks for all your support throughout all this! Have a great day!