Saturday, January 24, 2009

Down for the count. Baby Ramer is impatient!

2 Hospital beds, please.
What a Friday night for our family!! Haley was admitted to labor and delivery for pre-term labor. She was having pretty consistent contractions--which were causing her to dilate. She is only 34 weeks, so little baby Ramer needs to be a little more patient and wait a bit to come meet us! She is staying another night in the hospital as they slowly take her off of the magnesium sulfate. IF she begins contracting again after the reduce her dose, they are going to go ahead and let her go into labor. PLEASE pray that baby Ramer cooperates and stays in his warm home just 2 more weeks! If (which hopefully this will happen) she doesn't begin contracting, she will get to come home and be on bed rest for the next 2 weeks. So no more swim meets, practices or sectional for her!!!!
As if that wasn't enough drama for one day. After I got home from visiting Haley and Justin, I began not feeling very well. I started vomiting and could not get it to stop. I was getting pretty dehydrated from throwing up about every 30 minutes--I would just sit on the bathroom floor and shake. So finally, after letting this go for 6 hours, Jeremy and I headed up to the ER to get some fluids and meds to make me stop vomiting. I have never felt so dehydrated in my life (take that back--I felt worse after having Connor!!!) ok. So the most dehydrated I have ever felt with having the flu. We were there about 3 hours. They did a blood pressure test where I would lie, sit and stand and if my blood pressure stayed consistent, I could go home. Well, that would have been way too easy. My body didn't cooperate, so they had to pump more fluids for a little while longer. Once they got my blood pressure at a consistent rate, I was able to come home. I have been "down for the count" all day long today. I have now had toast and 2 popcicles today. Still don't feel very hungry, but I know I need to try and eat something!
So I will sit here bored out of my mind tonight praying that baby Ramer cooperates for his mom and dad!! I know they are excited to meet him, but he NEEDS TO WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Sara said...

Oh my goodness! I am sorry you have been so sick - how miserable. Hopefully you get to feeling better!

That magnesium is horrible - I call it devil juice. I hope your sister has done okay with it - and baby needs to stay in there longer!! 2 more weeks! I will be praying that she is able to come home and be on bedrest.

Get to feeling better, Mandy!