Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Change in scenery

It is called Baptist Hospital!

That being said, it is pretty obvious today's appointment did not go as well as we had hoped. Over the weekend, my contractions seemed to pick up a bit, requiring me to take extra doses of terbutaline. I was a little concerned that things would have changed for the worse, and it did! My cervix changed quite a bit in a weeks time. The longest measurement we got today was .8cm/8 mm. Not soo good. I left the ultrasound on the verge of tears, concerned with what would happen next. Too be honest, I was more scared that I would be sent home rather than be admitted. My nerves could not take going home after what I had seen. While waiting to see Dr. B, I had a hard time holding back the tears. "I didn't pet Nugget and Olive before we left." Blake looked at me like I was crazy. I was.

After seeing Dr. B, it was decided that I would be admitted for monitoring. I would start terbutaline, orally, every 4 hours and resume Indocin every 6 hours for the next 72 hours. They would hook me up to monitors to watch my contraction activity and baby boys heart rate. So, off we go to the main hospital.


For now, my contractions are being managed managed. Things are a lot quieter than when I arrived. I would write more but I keep losing my Internet connection and have lost what I have written too many times to count now! So...I will update tomorrow.

We just ask for prayers tonight. 1) That the contractions will remain under control. 2) For our peace of mind 3) Strength for this little guy!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh danielle and blake, i was concerned when i checked earlier and your blog wasn't updated...then got an email passed on from caroline and began praying for this turn of events. you are in the best place, being constantly monitored and carefully watched over. we do pray for your peace of mind, strength for this little fellow and control of contractions!!!! i pray you will get some rest tonight and all will stay settled for several more weeks!!!! bless your hearts, will pray without ceasing, believing for more time...day after day!! praying and beleiving that God will pour out His grace moment by moment upon your little family. love, bettie and joe

BCDC said...

keeping you in my thoughts and prayers along with the little guy! :)
dawn from bham

The Spann's said...

praying for you guys - God is with you every step of this new journey. ashley

Melissa said...

You know you are in the best place possible right now and look how far you have come!!! God will give you the strength to keep going. I am praying for you guys and your baby boy. Remember Matthew 28:20 "And remember, I am with you always, to the end of time."

Rachel said...

You stay strong, Danielle! Keep praying and dialoging with God. He is very present with you-dont forget that.

Karen Nikazy said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you. I am at home now on continuous IV antibiotics, so I have to stay here for a few days, but Chad is coming up to see the babies today. Please let us know if there is anything we can do or bring you. Just remember - I was at 5mm at 23 weeks and made it to 31 (and delivered for something completely different). There are so many prayers going out for you guys, and they will continue.

Anonymous said...

Danielle and Blake, I am in Huntsville with my sister, Carla, and we are both keeping ya'll in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I was there to take Nugget and Olive! But from what I've read it looks like they will be taken good care of. Danielle...hang in there. Stay strong. I love you both! LeAnne

Anonymous said...

Danielle & Blake,
We are praying for the continued good health and progress for Baby Boy Malone. We love you both very much and ask God to provide you with ALL the strength needed.
Tammie & Adrian

Jill said...

Praying for you.

stance. said...

We are with you, Malones, at least in heart (and hopefully sometime soon in person with some yummy out of the hospital food or something). We are still petitioning our Lord for His miracles! Please call if you need ANYthing at all. Anything. We love you!

Jessica said...

You guys are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Danielle, our family has been praying for you and the little one. Wish I could do something to help you pass the time more peacefully. Your hair looks lovely!

Alice and the Griffiths
from Otter Creek

Anonymous said...

Hi Danielle and Blake, prayers all around for you and your little guy. We love you, Tim and Julie

Karina said...

Blake and Danielle, I am so glad they admitted you, since that will give you a little peace of mind. You are in my thoughts regularly. We continue to pray fervently for your health and that of your son's.

kelly w said...

praying praying praying...

Carrie said...

Praying for your family constantly. Hang in there!

kaycee said...

Danielle and Blake-
Praying for you both and wrapping you in love and light.

Kristen said...

I had a feeling something was up when your door wasnt open yesterday. I was hoping it was because it was too stinkin' cold, but I guess not. How long are they saying you are going to be staying in there? You guys are all in my prayers.

Sarah B. said...

thinking of you. praying for you,

The Gilliams

Ericka said...

Praying for you and your little guy...

Love, Ericka Maple

Anonymous said...

Mom said you were doing really well today, and I am so thankful! I'm so glad they're keeping you for your and Blake's peace of mind! Billy and I will be praying, praying! Give us updates as you can! We love you~ Jill