Friday, October 17, 2008

30 Weeks and in the Hospital!!!

Yesterday evening Teri started having lots of contractions! This is really nothing new (especially for Thursdays), because we usually get a demand dose or two of medicine and they dissipate. However, last night they stayed exactly the same after four doses. Our doctor decided it was time for Teri to check into the hospital for observation. Teri was given IV fluids, but the contractions remained about seven minutes apart. Therefore, the doctor placed her on the magnesium pump (a six gram dose) to start. Teri says the pump makes you feel like you are on fire. The contractions have spaced themselves apart somewhat, but it is very seldom that ten minutes goes by without her having a contraction. Brace yourselves, I think we are getting close! Right now, I am listening to Makaila and Hannah's heartbeats. They are so strong!

Dr. Palmer just walked in, and I can tell she is hoping that Teri can continue on. However, I think she is on the fence as to whether or not we continue. Now we are listening to Samantha and Sandra's heartbeats. Sandra's heartbeat sounds like a jackhammer, but Samantha is moving around too much to get a good reading. OK, there it is, another strong heartbeat!

We received the Cord Blood Kits (not a moment too soon)! We are very excited to be utilizing CBR for this process. I found out the other day that they have been successful in treating Type 1 diabetes and Leukemia with stem cells. Now, the Girls and Teri will have these available to them if the need arises.

I was able to get in touch with the producer of our show on "The Doctors" and she is getting a camera crew on stand-by.

Well, I think that brings everyone up to speed! Teri is finally asleep. Shhhh!!! Now, I am going to get some homework done!

Take Care!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

CANT GET RID OF THE GOOSEBUMPS I HAVE THINKING ABOUT YOU GUYS. TERI, YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB! AND JOSH THANK YOU FOR TAKING SUCH GOOD CARE OF HER. CANT BELIEVE WE WILL GET TO SEE OUR LITTLE ANGELS SO SOON!!! YOU ALL HAVE MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR YOU! LOVE DEB

Stanford and Sara Longan said...

I wish we could be there. I can't believe they may be on their way, and I will be so happy to see their little faces! Love, hugs, prayers galore from AK.

Homework in the hospital-I know what that is like! Hang in there and keep up the great work!

Jonathan said...

You guys have done a fantastic job so far!!! Talk to you soon.
Love,
Karianne and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Wow, the time is really getting close. Hope everyone is well and that Teri can get some rest. You guys have been doing a great job; you'll be great parents! Take care!
Kim Rains