Yesterday morning (October 29) April began felling light contractions around 3:00 AM. She knew that she was scheduled to receive her medicine (Procardia) at 6:00 AM and hoped that the contractions would pass with the help of this medicine. Unfortunately, they worsened between 6:00-7:00 at which time she informed her nurse and was quickly hooked up to the monitor to track her contractions.
The contractions ended up being strong contractions taking place every 2-3 minutes at which time the doctor was called. Around 8:45 April was given a shot of Tributaline which stopped the contractions.....temporarily.
After a few hours of needed rest, April began to feel contractions again around 12:30 at which time the doctor was immediately called and April was hooked back up to the monitor and was given another shot of Tributaline. An IV was also started in April's right hand and fluids were administered for a good 24 hours. An additional oral medication was ordered to be taken every 6 hours for the next 48 hours in order to keep the contractions at bay.
Throughout this entire ordeal the babies looked strong and healthy and did not falter in any way. At this point the babies age is still a concern to us but we are much more confident in the event that April goes into labor and the babies are delivered.
St. Joe's Women's Hospital has a fantastic NICU and an amazing staff that specializes in high risk and multiple births so we feel comfortable when the time comes to deliver our children.