Just wanted to update quickly and let you know that I am still here... in the hospital. I was hoping that because everything seemed to calm down on Thursday evening that I would be able to go home on Friday, but my doctor is sweet and just wants to make sure there isn't something that they are missing. She definitely knows how important it is for us to go home with a healthy baby girl!
I have had 2 ultrasounds since being here and although they don't see any obvious reason for the bleeding, the thought now is that there is a small tear on the back side of my placenta that they aren't seeing. If that is the case, the occasional bleeding would be from there. Thankfully my body seems to know what to do when the supposed tear opens and it clots quickly, but it is a scary prospect that it could happen again or get worse... especially when we aren't certain that is the cause.
I have remained on the Procardia since I arrived and have somehow managed to stay off of the magnesium, although my contractions do continue (but without any predictable pattern, except for at night). Tomorrow they plan to do another FFT to see if anything has changed from a few weeks ago. We're hoping it will be negative again and that I will be able to go home tomorrow without much problem. The goal is to remain low-key and as the on-call doctor said "status quo".
I have thought several times about updating before now, but I feel like I have really zoned out this time being in the hospital. My days have all pretty much blended together and I don't know that I'm being very productive; doing a little email, watching a little TV, playing a few games and reading my Bible here and there. I really could be more efficient but somehow I don't feel up for much right now.
My parents did come up here last night with Dusty and Deacon, although I wasn't sure that's what I wanted. I was concerned about Deacon coming up again because he has returned to his emotional self (like he was last time I was here and for several days after), but last evening was great! Thank you so much for praying for him!! We had a great time while he was here. For almost 3 hours we played Candy Land, Thomas games on the computer, ball with Daddy and Papa, and he even got to go see "baby Faith" when they did my ultrasound. He left in a great mood and I was really happy. Again, thank you so much for praying!
I would ask that you continue to pray for him as he starts preschool for the first time tomorrow morning. Honestly, I had really gotten over the fact that I wouldn't be able to take him this semester and it was okay, but now that I'm back in the hospital, I won't even get to see him leave for his first day or be home when he returns. I am really bummed!
Besides being here, we are doing pretty well and getting some logistical things figured out for the next several weeks. Thankfully my parents and mother-in-law have been here and been tremendous help since they have each arrived. I am so grateful for all the people that have helped us out and all those that continue offering to help our family! Things are really coming together and I know that God is using so many to provide for us in this crazy time.
Thank you for loving on us and praying for our family! We are SO extremely grateful!
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."- Romans 8:28