Monday, July 9, 2007

Finally in the hospital

(For a slightly more up to date post done on the evening of July 9th, see Jayson's blog by clicking here)

Well, Rachelle can't write anything because she is in the hospital and not feeling too well so she asked me (Jayson) to write it for her. I decided that I am going to try to give daily updates here from now on so you can know what is going on. On Friday of last week, Rachelle "failed" two of her home monitoring tests so they had her come in to the hospital. When she got there, they decided to start her on the magnesium. At first, she felt fine but they found that it wasn't stopping the contractions so they upped the dosage a lot. By Saturday night she felt really sick and the contractions were not slowing much. The nurses thought that she might have to have those babies before the weekend was out.

I spent Sunday with her and she wasn't feeling particularly well. When we initially "signed on" with Dr. Elliott in Arizona, he told us that there would come a time when Rachelle would beg to be done with the whole thing despite all our goals. Up until Sunday, we couldn't imagine that. Now, however, we see what that is like. She is really miserable but hanging in there for now. She will go as long as her body takes her. Right now, we are really hoping to make it to 32 weeks which would be July 17th. If we can make it to that, we will then see what it would take to make it to 34 weeks. Right now, the next 48 hours are fairly critical and if they can't stop the contractions, then we might just have to have them sooner rather than later. The good thing is that she is far enough along that the babies all have a pretty good chance of being just fine (provided they have enough room for them in the NICU).
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13 comments:

pj said...

I've been reading your blog every week and keeping you in my prayers. I'm so proud to see that you have come so far up unto this point. Just know that there are far more people praying for you, your family, and your babies than you could possibly imagine. Just wish there was more that I could do for you.

Patti

Kellie said...

Not the update I was checking for!! I'll keep all her and the babies in my thoughts and prayers!! Thanks for keeping us updated :)

Meridith said...

Jayson, thanks for the update. You, Rachelle and the babies are in my prayers.

Kage said...

Prayers for the QUINTS and mom...and for you too Dad.

takemetohawaii said...

Jayson, thanks for updating. I pray those babies will stay in there as long as possible! I hope RAchelle is doing ok. Let her know how many people are thinking about her and praying for you guys.

Julianne :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the update I was so wondering what was going on this week! Our prayers are there for you guys!!

Your wife is such a trooper!

The Matsens said...

Im glad your mom is there now to help you guys...We are praying for you and the safe and healthy birth of the quints. We couldn't be more excited for you. I hope you feel better the next couple of days, and if not...don't fight it :) Love, Karen and Brian

Viviane said...

We are also praying for you guys!!!!
Hang in there Rachelle!!!!

lori said...

we are thinking of all of you and wishing you the very best!

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog through Raising WEG. I have been reading a while. Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you. That Mag is BAD Stuff! I had 31 week triplets and they are great. I will pray that if your babes come this early you will have as great of an experience as we have had! Tell Rachelle to hang in there!
Kimberly and the GA Guinn Trips
www.guinnfamilyhome.com

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear you are in the hospital (although I'm glad it hasn't happened till now!) Rachelle- we are all praying for you! You can make it! 4 more weeks!

Rachel

Carlsons in Denver said...

We are thinking of you guys and praying for you constantly. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Its nice to have news from you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will be checking your blog every day.
Ted I.