YEAHHHH! This is my first post since getting the blog back and I'm SO excited and thankful to be able to update again.
I was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday the 10th, just in time to be home for Hurricane Ike. We did all we knew how to do to prepare- my mom and Dusty getting the essentials- and then braced for some pretty bad wind and rain during the night. We told Deacon we were having a little "camp out" on the floor in our room and he went to sleep without problem. During the night we awoke several times to some pretty scary wind gusts, a few power surges, and driving rain. However, when daylight broke and we were able to look outside, it was mostly wind damage that was noticeable.
We were one of the few families we know of that never lost power for a significant amount of time. Many thousands are still without power, water or sewer in Houston, so we are so extremely grateful for God's provision for us this past week. The weather here has been much cooler than normal so that is another huge blessing for all of those experiencing power outages in this usually unbearable heat. We did lose internet service until late last night, which is why I haven't been able to email or update since the blog has been restored... Now, however, I have limitless internet due to my new Mac laptop and... yep, being back in the hospital.
My appointment on Tuesday was good and things still looked quiet so there was no exam. I finally did my one hour glucose test, which I instinctively knew I wasn't going to pass, and went home. Yesterday after some questionable symptoms, I went back to the doctor to be checked out. I was able to go home without incident and without any major changes. Then this morning, right after I woke up, I had a significant amount of bleeding. I had several moments of panic as I called the doctor's office and told them we were again on our way. They directed me straight to the hospital and I am now back in the same room I camped out in a week ago.
Faith Clare still looks perfectly sweet and feisty and her heartbeat is strong. After an ultrasound about an hour ago and starting an IV, we are waiting to see what the plan is. They didn't see any noticeable reason for the bleeding, but contractions have been pretty steady so they are thinking about putting me back on the magnesium sulfate. UGH!
Of course we covet your prayers and are SO THANKFUL for everyone checking in on us again. Deacon had a really hard time last time I came home (very emotional!) and only wanted me to do things for him, which I of course couldn't do. The last three days have been great and he was really adjusting to me being at home and being limited. When my mom brought me to the office appointment yesterday, which is just a few floors above where I was admitted when in the hospital, he asked why I was going back to the hospital. I told him I was just going to the doctor to make sure everything was fine with my body. He said "but you aren't going to stay right? You are coming home?" Now that I am back, we haven't yet told him anything except that I'm seeing the doctor. Thankfully my dad arrived in town this morning so my mom has some help and Deacon will stay busy with Mimi & Papa. I just ask that you pray for him as we continue on this roller coaster...
I will update soon with any news. Hopefully we'll discover that this is "nothing" to be concerned over and I will be able to go home and lay low for several more weeks.
Thank you again for praying for our family and all of the families that have been affected by Hurricane Ike. God is good... through ALL of our storms!
"Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:28-31