Sunday, April 24, 2011
25 Weeks 3 Days
Day 10 in the hospital.
The roller coaster continues...
Things have been going well though. My contractions spike then quiet multiple times through each day and night. So, on top of being on continuous IV magnesium, I get shots of terbutaline in my arm whenever I have more than 6 contractions in an hour. There doesn't seem to be an reasoning for the spike, just an unhappy quad uterus. The doctor was hopeful things would quiet down this week but that doesn't seem to be the case. He did however put in my orders that I can shower as long as I'm stable. I'm so excited to know that I could potentially shower up to every other day if things go well. I'm slowly trying to push the nurses to trust me and giving me more freedoms. Up until now they all want to be called when I use the rest room or get up. I know it's a simple thing but a little bit of privacy and leeway would be nice. So far I haven't had any of the expected side effects of the magnesium and have no troubles walking around by myself. If I was fearful I would fall then of course I'd call for help. They are also concerned with me showering, I have a new IV line called a PICC line that's in my upper right arm. It does not have be replaced for months and they can even draw blood from it. Many chemo patients have them usually in an abdominal area. The nurses aren't used to them so it adds an extra level of uncertainty to me being able to bathe. We'll see what happens.
The kids made Easter wonderful and brought their baskets for me to see. We were visited by my Aunt and cousins on Saturday and my sister in law and her two boys came for a visit on Sunday. It was so nice to see everyone and visit.