Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Another day...

Things have been holding steady since I was admitted. I did have a low grade fever but it passed quickly.

The most exciting development for me was that the doctors decided to give me an IV holiday. Normally all pPROM patients are required to have an IV at all times in case an emergency C-section is needed. Unfortunately all my good veins are in my right arm, and RSD (a nerve condition I've been blessed with) leaves my right arm off limits. When I was admitted the IV team was able to place an IV in my left arm after several attempts but an IV can only stay in for about 4 days. If they keep replacing them and I have a lengthy stay all my veins will be shot. I have promised that at the first sign of a contraction or bleeding I will let them know so they can put one in immediately. I love it when doctors are reasonable. This makes my day to day living so much easier as I have limited use of my right hand and compromising my left hand with an IV just made things more difficult.

I also have a new room, complete with a view. I still have occasional roommates but they are all short term.

Baby Girl continues to make the nurses earn their money. Last night it took two people 20 minutes to find her heart beat with the doppler. I could feel her moving so I wasn't concerned. This morning she decided to hide again, but this time I had not felt movement in several hours and the wait was torture. This whole pregnancy has become a lesson in managing fear.


  1. It was so good to talk to you today. I saw this post on a blog and thought of you right away. It's cute overload. Just to warn you!

  2. Im glad the fever went away! Yikes with the whole IV thing but it's awesome that they let you be "free" fpr a while! Hang in there, still praying!

  3. Jennifer - I'm so glad to hear that things are going well overall. Yay for an IV break! You and your precious baby girl are in my prayers daily! Hugs to you (and Annie, too)! AmyJ

  4. I found you through BabyCenter and I wanted to let you know that I am praying for your and your baby girl. I am happy to hear that you don't have to keep the IV in the whole time...that does make the stay seem that much harder. Take care of yourself!