Another Update

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Another Update
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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 1:44pm

Hello Ladies-


I am still in the hospital. We are at a "take it a day at a time" stage. It looks like the cerclage may be failing. I have dialated to 1cm, but hopefully that's as bad as it's going to get. We'll see. The doctors keep using words like "vaiability"....it's all very surreal. Is this really my life?


I am still on strict bedrest....not up for ANY reason. Yay for bedpans, right? The docs still think I may have an infection, but up to this point, DH and I have decided against letting them perform the amnio that would tell them for sure. I am not showing any outward signs of infection. I do not have any bleeding, fluid loss, tenderness or fever. Also, my contractions have stopped since about 3pm yesterday afternoon. We're in a better place than we were 24 hours ago, but it looks like this is going to be a challenge to get back to a "safe" place.


On the upside, if things continue going in the right direction, they are concidering moving me to the antepartum unit (right now I'm staying in L&D). They would still keep a close eye on me, but I wouldn't be wearing the contraction monitor 24/7 and I wouldn't be hearing all the babies being born.


I am pretty numb right now. I had a really bad anxiety attack over everything yesterday and they ended up giving me some Ativan. I felt guilty for it, but I figure that the med put less stress on the twins than my anxiety would. Plus, it allowed me to sleep for the first time since Sunday night, which I am sure is helpful.


Thank you all for your prayers and support, you have no idea how much it means to me. I hope you all are feeling good and having a great week!


Rachael

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Rachael (26) & CJ (26) : TTC since August 2005.



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Registered: 01-31-2008
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 1:55pm

Hi Rachael,

I've been thinking of you and praying every day for you. I'm glad the contractions have stopped and you took the ativan, don't feel guilty one bit about that, you are right, you being calm right now and getting some rest is very very important.

Tons of prayers being sent!

Kelly






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Registered: 08-20-2009
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 2:26pm


I'm so glad you checked in with us- I've been checking a lot to see any updates. I am sorry that things aren't great, but I think you just need to keep going with the one day at a time. We are all hoping for the best for you and the LOs. Much love and prayers sent your way from Arkansas!

Andrea

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Registered: 01-23-2006
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 2:59pm

Rachael,


I hope the cerclage isn't failing and I hope that once you are able to get

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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 4:54pm

Hi Rachael,
I usually stay away from the BFP and Grads section but for some reason I thought I'd read you posts and updates today. I'll be keeping you in my prayers too and hoping that things go well for the next few days. I hope, hope, hope that a safe place can be arrived at soon.
Hugs, P and PT coming your way.
Heather

~ TTC since 2007
~ BFP May 2009 after 2nd cycle of clomid
~ MC July 2009
~ IUIs starting April 2010
~ Weak BFP April 2010

~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Registered: 11-02-2009
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 5:22pm

I'm sorry to hear it's still not as good as you would like and it's so stressful.

Tamar

TTC #1 since Feb '09 with Unexplained Infertility: SA's all ok; b/w and HSG ok; Lap Mar '10 - mild endo on outside of right tube/uterus removed but not considered eno

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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 6:32pm

Rachael - I was so relieved to see your update. I've been thinking about you a lot and praying that everything was going okay. Although I was hoping for better news - it sounds like things have stabilized a bit for you.

Hearing that you are "at a better place" now than 24 hours ago is great. It really is one step at a time in the right direction...And being under the constant supervision (although annoying & difficult) is the best thing right now. You have lots of people there making sure that the best care is given to you and your twins. And seriously - no guilt allowed over taking the Ativan. I'm sure that it was the best thing to do. You've got to take care of yourself in order to take care of the LOs.

I am just so sorry that you are going through all this. You are in my prayers.

Leslie



Me (34) DH (32) TTC #1 since 2007


TTC naturally/ timed BD 2007-2009 July 2009 SA #1 zero count


July 2009-March 2010 more tests for DH


June 9 & 10, 2010- First & Second IUIs with Donor Sperm (Clomid, Estrogen, HCG) BFP!!!


June 26th, 2010 - Beta #1 : 531


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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:07pm
Rachael, I am glad things are moving towards better. Hopefully the safe place is just around the corner. You are in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully soon enough other moms will be hearing the beautiful cries of your little ones while they sit in their hospital room.

Dixie


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella


M/C November 2009


Metformin December 2009


Clomid #1 50mg April 2010 = no O :-(


Clomid #2 100mg May 2010 = BFN


Clomid #3 150mg July 2010 = BFN


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Dixie


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Registered: 01-13-2010
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 8:29pm

I am so sorry to hear about everything that you are going through. I will be sending you good thoughts and prayers. I am glad to hear things are moving in the right direction.

Keep us posted.

Carrie


TTC since August 2008. Unknown infertility


IUI w/ Clomid #1 September 2009 , BFP with twins in October, miscarriage at 8 weeks 1 day and 8 weeks 3 days


IUI w/ Clomid #2 February 2010, no luck there.


IUI w/ Clomid #3 March 2010, BFN


IUI w/ Clomid #4 April 2010,BFP chemical pregnancy.


IUI w/ Injectables #1 May 2010, BFP with twins and very good beat numbers. Heart beats in the 160's


Due date 1/28/2011.

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 6:48am

Hi Rachael!

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Fri, 08-13-2010 - 8:56pm
Saying lots of prayers for all of you Rachael.

Isabel
finally pregnant with #1 after 3 years of infertility

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