Thursday, December 24, 2009

Home for the Holidays

I was discharged from the hospital one week ago today. I have continued to go to the hospital every day since then (except for Tuesday) as an outpatient for a biophysical u/s, NST, and labs. They are continuing to monitor me closely and I am thankful for the daily reassurances that my babies and I are doing good.

My liver enzyme levels have decreased every day. This is a surprise not only for me, but for my OB and the nurses at the hospital. I went from being told that I most likely would develop HELLP syndrome and have to deliver my babies far too soon to moving in the complete opposite direction. They did re-draw my bile acids to check for Cholestasis and they came back elevated this time. I now have an official diagnosis!:)

I will continue to go to the hospital every other day for an u/s, NST and lab work to to continue monitoring the babies and I. My OB is still prepared to deliver these babies at any time if anything doesn't look good. Yesterday we had an appt at our clinic with her and she did a pelvic exam. I am currently dilated to 1-2. In light of everything happening lately she did move up my c-section to January 6. I will be 36w5d. Although she did mention that I only have 50% chance of making it that long:) Baby A head is so far down and I have been having tons of pressure down low. My OB is on vacation next week, but she has really good partners who would be able to deliver for us. I was able to see one of her partners today at the hospital who has been following our case and she said that she would be honored to deliver our babies in our regular OBs absence.

So, I am officially home for the holidays. I don't have to be back at the hospital until Saturday. Today we are skipping our usual Christmas Eve plans. Tomorrow we are going to my parents house as usual with my sister and her family. It will be a low key day. And I am more than thrilled that I will be home to see the joy on Logan's face when he goes downstairs tomorrow morning and sees all of the gifts that Santa magically placed under the tree while he was peacefully sleeping in his own bed.

Now, I am off to lounge on the couch to fulfill my bed rest orders. Let's hope these babies don't get too feisty and kick open a sac of amniotic fluid in the next 36 hours. :)

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!


kayjay said...

Merry Christmas to you too Kris! I've been wondering how you've been doing and hoping that you're enjoying the holidays. Update when you can okay? I'm keeping track of you and hope that the babies are doing well and resting comfortably in utero for a little while longer!

Gerald said...

Hi Kris - My wife and I live in Minneapolis and we have had two failed IVF's in 2009. I would like to talk to you about the CGH. If you dont mind, can you please send me a mail to Thank you so much for the help. Take care