Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good News, Bad News - the GUS edition

If you need to get caught up on my pre-term labor ... starting at 22 weeks, click here.

Good News: My cervix is still closed and its length is in the normal range - and I won't have to be checked again for two weeks ... yippee!
Bad News: I am still having contractions ... on a daily basis ... sometimes sporadically, sometimes in regular intervals of every 8 minutes or so.

Good News: My amniotic fluid is still measuring in the normal range; guess that means no leakage.
Bad News: Did I mention that I am still having contractions? And apparently the sneeze splatters must be coming from my bladder!

Good News: BGV 2.0 is still looking fabulous and making her mommy smile :)

Good News: I will not be taking Motrin anymore.
Bad News: The use of Motrin during pregnancy - although considered safe until 32 weeks - can cause constriction in the "ductus arteriosus" a special vessel found in a baby's heart that allows the blood flow to bypass the lungs. This vessel closes up after birth, but the Motrin can cause the vessel to close up early or become restricted. During the ultrasound today, it was found that the Motrin is having this effect on BGV 2.0. The restriction is completely reversible and will self-correct now that I am no longer taking the Motrin.

Good News: We are going to try a different drug in the hopes of controlling these pesky contractions ... this Grumpy Uterus! This could be the one that works :)
Bad News: My medicine cabinet is starting to overflow ... prenatal vitamins, extra Vitamin D, Motrin that I can no longer take, a bottle of Terbutaline just in case, and not a new drug, Nifedipine.

Good News: I am having a truly delightful visit with one of my best friends in the whole wide world and her entirely-too-cute 20 month old son! She is taking very good care of me, brought along a care package of "rest" gifts, and cooked an awesome dinner last night!

8 comments:

Laura and Kelly Allen said...

Man, those sneezes will get you every time. :)

I'm glad BGV 2.0 is doing well. I hope this drug works for you.

Hang in there. I'm still sending crazy happy thoughts your way (and thank goodness for friends who come and take care of you).

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

sounds like more good than bad. glad to hear it

Yankee Girl said...

First, thank you for stopping by my blog. I always love visitors and it usually doesn't take me this long to get back to them. I've been a little lazy lately.

Second, I have no idea what your post just said. I really don't know much about pregnancy, and I'm not pretentious enough to try and pretend. So all I'm gonna say is I hope all goes well! I'm adding you to my reader because now I really want to know how things turn out!

SupahMommy said...

yahh for baby Bee Gee vee: she's hangin in there like a CHAMP ( I said that with a DEEP JOCK voice inflection JUST in case you were wondering)


damn grumpy u.
sweet dv.

:) so glad you have friends.. if we lived closer.. not like ACROSS THE GREAT WORLD .. i'd come help ya. :) and then you'd be all like..

ok.
enough.
later . supah.

but then i'd bust out a SURPRISE dance move i had been working on..
and I"d have you at the first jiggywiggle..
d

Raising Z said...

Wow...sounds like you are having a rough time. I am 32 weeks pregnant myself (with my second) and life is just starting to slow down (i pulled my back out today trying to potty train my almost 3 year old son which really slowed life down!) First trimester was the worst (sickest I have ever been) and I feel like I only had a short window of feeling good. I have enjoyed your blog so far and I am sending positive thoughts your way!

Janelle said...

Thanks for the update. I'm so glad you have a good friend there to take care of you and Natalie. I"m glad to hear all looks good with BGV. Looking forward to meeting her in December.

Deann said...

Glad to hear that things are looking up! Yipee! I'm glad to hear that you are being well cared for and had 2 days of no/minimal contractions! Praise be! :-)

Mira said...

Sounds rough. I hope things get easier for you soon. Pregnancy isn't easy regardless, complications make it overwhelming...

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