Today has been a good day.
Danielle has continued to have some bleeding, but an ultrasound this evening has us feeling better. There was concern in the afternoon that her water may have broken to some degree, but the ultrasound showed plenty of fluid around the baby. This was a huge relief.
There was one substantial change in Danielle's care worth mentioning. Around noon, the doctors took her off the magnesium drip. This medication was the most potent preventor of contractions that she had been placed on. They put her on an oral medication in its place, yet this particular drug is known to be somewhat less effective at keeping labor down. This decision was a surprise to us and was worrisome because the past 12-16 hours had been so quiet. The doctors explained that prolonged use of the magnesium drip, while effective at keeping labor at bay, has been proven to increase birth defects and mortality. Thus, sort of a "catch 22". The very medication best at prolonging pregnancy also increases risks, yet earlier labor is also strongly correlated with risks.
Thus far, 10 hours after coming off the magnesium drip, contractions have not picked back up to any substantial degree. A definite positive of the medication change is that Danielle is much more comfortable . She has rested well today. Please know that we have been made aware of all the prayers and we know that God is listening and working in this situation.
We are excited about crossing off another day as midnight approaches. Continue to pray one day at a time for peace and quiet over Danielle.
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