Friday, December 11, 2009

In the Hospital

On Wednesday I went in for my OB appt. They took some more labs and everything looked good. My OB thought that I do indeed have cholestasis, but it is at a manageable level with weekly monitoring. I asked if it was necessary to get the steroid shots for the babies lungs and at that point she was not concerned as she felt I would not have to deliver until early January.

I had a regularly scheduled biophysical u/s, NST and OB appt on Thursday. The u/s went really well and both babies were given 8/8. The NST was good too. There were two decelerations in their heartbeats, but both of them were moving around like crazy and showing off:) When we met with my OB she was concerned about the decelerations, which they don't like to see. Since the cholestasis can cause fetal distress and the decelerations could be an indication of distress. She also mentioned that the amniotic fluid for Baby A was a little low, but still within normal range. Between the decelerations, decrease in amniotic fluid and cholestasis she found reason to admit me to the hospital to be monitored and to receive the betamethasone steroid shots for the babies lung maturity.

We were given permission to go home, pack and get back to the hospital. Thankfully Logan was with my dad for our appts so he was already in good hands.

When we got to the hospital they hooked me up to the monitor and both babies are doing wonderfully! We haven't seen any decelerations and both of them have been really active.

I, on the other hand, have started spilling proteins into my urine. I don't have pre-E, but they are watching me closely since my liver enzymes are also high and the bile fluids which typically go along with cholestasis. They are collecting my urine for 24 hours and then will retest it for protein output later today. I will also receive the second betamethasone shot today.

I also have a growth and biophysical u/s this morning along with more lab draws. I am feeling great other than being sleepy from sleepy on this hospital bed that feels like plywood:) I'll update more when I can.

9 comments:

Expectant Duck said...

I am glad that you are safely in hospital, it is 33 weeks and twins do like to come early, so it is nice that htey are looking after you so closely, get lots of rest while you can!

Jill M. said...

Kris, I'm so glad they are on top of things and really taking good care of you. Thinking of you during this scary time. Hugs

Allison said...

Glad you are feeling okay even with everything going on!! Praying that everything works out and the babies stay put for a while longer! HUGS!!

Chris and Samantha said...

It sounds like you are in good hands! I hope all goes well for you. I know it can be stressful, but just keep positive. Soon enough those babies will be here for you to hold!! Take Care!

Sue said...

I, too, am really glad they got you admitted. I like that they are being preoactive. You are in a safe zone for delivery, especially after those shots, so my guess is you will have the babies soon:-) Hang in there!!!

Niki said...

I emailed you Kris, but wanted to stop by here to let you know that I'm thinking of you. If you need anything at all, please let us RMIA girls know and we'll do whatever we can. ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Kris-I posted on your facebook too....but I'm thinking of you. You've had your shots by now, and 33 weeks is great for twins, and everyday thereafter is bonus. Your boys are great weights, and I hope that you and everyone is doing well. Keep us posted!!(()))
Jen

Bobbi said...

Ugh.....I was hoping nothing would happen with the cholestasis :( I am very happy they are being on the cautious side and that the babies have looked good since you were admitted. Nice to know the babies lungs are covered with the shots just in case, the shots felt kind of like the PIO shots didn't they? The betamethasone shots are so thick! Praying that the protein levels in your urine are acceptable and you get to go home soon. Your blood pressures are still within normal limits right? KUP!!

lastchanceivf said...

Thinking of you--and glad you are in the safest place possible.