Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Early Morning Contractions

April began to feel more contractions this morning sometime between 4:00 and 4:30 and was placed on the monitor from around 4:30 - 6:00. At 6:00 she was given a shot of Tributaline which temporarily stopped the contractions. Tributaline is used to stop contractions but it is only a temporary solution so we may have to look at some other options in the coming hours and days.

Around 8:15, April began to feel what she felt were contractions again so they just placed her back on the monitor to see if she is actually having contractions.

At this point, both Patrick and Savannah are still doing great so it is a matter of keeping April out of labor for as long as possible. One option that the doctors may decide to use is giving April Magnesum Sulfate. This is the same drug that was used when April was originally admitted to the hospital at 21 weeks. It is very strong and is not at all pleasant for mothers to be on but it works very well to stop contractions.

We will see how the monitoring goes and then consult with the doctors on the next step.

Please continue to pray that we can hold off on delivery until 32 weeks which is still 10 days away.

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