Tales from the crypt. I mean the hospital.

My doctor finally came to check on me today. I say “my doctor” rather loosely because my OB office has six doctors, and the one I saw today I had not met before. But I think I have now met 5 of the 6 doctors, and it sounds like I will soon meet the 6th. I am happy to report that I like all of them. They have all been very nice to me. (I like it when people are nice to me.)

I am feeling better today. Yesterday I got a total of three shots of turbutaline (or something like that), as well as one tablet of motrin, for the purpose of stopping the cramps, and it seems that it has finally worked. (YAY!) So that’s the good news. I asked her if she thought I would be going home on Monday, or if I was likely to be here for the long haul. Guess what she said. Give up? She said that I should prepare myself for being here for the long haul. I might get to go home early, but I shouldn’t plan on it. We are getting close to viability, and don’t want to mess that up. She said that I could end up here until I reach 28 weeks. That’s a little over 5 weeks. Did they tell me 4 weeks last Tuesday? Yeah, I guess they were just kidding.

So if you want to visit me, that’s totally fine. Even if you don’t like me very much, I wouldn’t object to the change of scenery.

One piece of good news is that Rachel can come visit me. Of course she doesn’t have her drivers license yet, so somebody needs to bring her, but at least she can come. I haven’t seen her since we put her to bed Thursday night, and I miss her. She’s coming to see me today, though.

I gave Jeff strict instructions to continue to take pictures of Rachel, not just for the blog, but also for me too. She is such a cutie pie I know she has 1000s of adoring fans who just can’t wait to see her little angelic face light up the screen.

I am allowed out of bed for bathroom privileges, and a very short shower. I took advantage of my shower privilege today, only to find that the water was cold. Not freezing, there was just enough warmth to take the major chill off, but as someone who likes hot showers, it was not pleasant. On the one hand I was really fast getting out of the shower, but on the other hand I was really slow getting into the shower. I told the nurse, and she had maintenance come and fix it, so tomorrow I should have a hot shower.

I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of the people who have helped out my family at this time. Jeff has been super, and I hear that Rachel has been quite a trooper. My mother-in-law has been a life saver, and my sister-in-law too. So thank you everybody.

Maybe I’ll see you around . . .

4 Replies to “Tales from the crypt. I mean the hospital.”

  1. Hospitals aren’t too bad, though 5 weeks is an awful long time. I’m so glad you’re here where there’s so much family to help with Rachel. Hang in there!

  2. Noelle, we are all pulling for you and praying for you. It sounds like the doctors and nurses will all take excellent care of you. And it is wonderful to know that you have so many friends and family to help take care of Rachel too. We love you!

  3. I hope you have good health insurance! =) So, what do you need for entertainment? Read the Twilight series yet? Any DVD’s you want to see? At least you have a computer. If you weren’t addicted to the internet before, you will be by the end of these 5 weeks!! Are you at Suburban?

    Okay, so let me know when i can take Rachel… is there someone setting that up for you that I should call?


  4. I’m actually in the middle of “Breaking Dawn,” the last book. (I had read the other three previously, and even had a good start in the fourth, but I’m sure I’ll get a chance to finish it now.

    I am at Norton Suburban on Dutchman’s Lane. Nancy Hansen has been working on the schedule to care for Rachel, so she’s probably the best person to call. Thank you.

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