Monday, April 5, 2010

Stable but still bedrest!!

Good news! Heather is stable!!!
This morning she had an ultra sound and there is still fluid in her lungs and her amniotic fluid has increased slightly. She is feeling much better however and is off the oxygen. She was also able to shower last night so she is enjoying being clean :)

She is switching rooms tonight from labor and delivery floor to a more general floor. In this room, she will not be hooked up to monitors 24/7, which means more comfortable and better sleep hopefully! They will still monitor her and the baby periodically, just not constant. Her contractions have slowed down and as long as they continue to go the way they are, they will not need to drain her amniotic fluid. If her contractions increase, there is a prescription that she can take, however, it has caused her blood pressure to do crazy things, so if that happens again, then they will need to drain the fluid. But they will first try her on half the dose. They want to try to prevent draining the fluid at all costs.

They are planning on doing an echo cardiogram, however, that must be scheduled through Children's Primary, so it may be a while before they hear anything about that.

Steve is back to working and tonight he is going home to sleep in his own bed and have some time to himself!!

Thank you all for your prayers and support! Again, if you have any questions or would like to help out, please e-mail


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