Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Still Here

I am still on hospital bed rest. The babies are continuing to look good on the NST and biophysicial u/s that I am doing daily. My liver enzyme levels are remaining steady and my platelets are hovering on the lower end of normal. The bottom normal parameter is 140, yesterday mine were 138 (just below normal) and today they were back up to 140.

I still don't have a diagnosis, but the feeling is that I will develop pre-eclampsia or HELLP. Either of these things can come on quickly and if they do, then I will deliver the babies. They don't want me going home either because they don't know what's wrong and they want to be able to act quickly if my numbers start to show the onset of one of these things or if any other symptoms present themselves.

My OB does not think I will leave until after I have these babies. Ideally she would like to see me get to at least 35w (which happens to be on Christmas day). We are just waiting day by day to see what happens with my labs and to make sure that the babies continue to be healthy inside of my belly and not under any stress. They are trying to balance my health with the health and well-being of the babies.

Meanwhile, my DH and Logan have been visiting me each day and I have had a couple of other visitors too. These visits are pretty much the highlight of my day:) I am still feeling 100% fine so I am definitely enjoying hanging out with people who stop by. DH is done working for the winter so this has been perfect timing in that he is able to be with Logan at home while I am here at the hospital. Although, when they leave in the evenings it is incredibly difficult to watch them walk away and leave me behind:(

This isn't quite what I had in mind when I found out that we were expecting twins. In the end, I know that this will all be worth it when I hold my two baby boys in my arms and this will turn into a distant memory.


kayjay said...

Hi Kris,

I know I haven't been commenting for a while but I have been following along closely and have been thinking about you, especially with what has been going on with your liver and the hospital bed rest.

I'm so glad your OB has pulled in all of the experts and is taking good care of you. It really makes me think about how quickly things can change with a twin pregnancy and I'm glad she's so on the ball and being proactive rather than reactive with your care.

I can just imagine how hard it is for you to be in the hospital and not be with your DH and Logan. However, keep reminding yourself that this is just one Christmas and you will have many more to share with your three boys and it is a very small price to pay to ensure that they both make it into this world healthy.

I'm always following along so keep the updates coming and I hope you are coping with the bedrest okay.

Brooklyn said...

I haven't commented for a while either but check in on your blog from time to time. I had my twins at 35 weeks and they were just fine so hopefully yours will be too. It will be worth it once this is all over with and they are home. They will bring so much joy to your life! Take care, I hope everything goes well for you! Brooke

Sue said...

It won't be very long...you've been doing amazing! I was just thinking how hard it must be to watch everyone leave. The hospital is no fun at all. But, you will have 2 beautiful babies soon and you will be released from the hospital. Hang in there!