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Hi Wylee!

Thanks again for the encouraging words. I need them!

Yes, today I felt like I sat up a little too long eating. The doctor just said that I could take 15 minutes outside in a wheelchair once per day, but I'm afraid to sit up straight for that long. I think if I ran over a pebble in the wheelchair I'd be worried about it. I can only imagine how nervous you must have been on an hour long car ride. You must have been really anxious the whole ride.

Thanks for the tip about drinking lots of water. I'm going to try and drink an additional bottle each day.

Are you 32 weeks now? My next goal is 26!

 

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 19 weeks and "hanging by a thread"
« on: April 08, 2017 at 10:15 AM »
Hi Monkeygirl,

They haven't given me progesterone. I asked for it, but the doctors told me that there was not enough evidence to support its use in twin pregnancies. But, I feel like so many moms have posted how beneficial it is. I plan to ask again. The doctors felt that suppositories were better than shots or oral progesterone. They said that suppositories "might" be beneficial, but could also be a port of entry for infection, which can be more risky if I'm dilated. They strongly advised against it.

Also, good advice from EnglishRose about resuscitation at 23 weeks. The doctors told me matter of factly at my hospital that they would not take any life preserving measures until after 24 weeks. I just accepted this as a rule. But, why? I think I was still in shock about my situation. As English Rose said, we are in charge. It's always good to question.

I'm still in the hospital keeping them cooking :D I'm expecting twin boys.
Best Wishes! Every day counts!


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for April 3, 2017
« on: April 04, 2017 at 02:40 AM »
Hi, I'm 24 weeks today. 2 weeks of bedrest so far. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of the journey. I'm feeling hopeful today that the time will pass more quickly now. From reading previous posts, some mamas have said that the first 2 weeks are the most difficult.

Thanks to all for the encouragement and sharing your progress  :)

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 19 weeks and "hanging by a thread"
« on: April 04, 2017 at 02:33 AM »
Hi Monkeygirl!

Stay positive. This site has also given me comfort because I know that others have been in our position and gone several weeks, even months, on bedrest.

I also am currently on bedrest at the hospital. I have incompetent cervix and am 24 weeks todo ay- a huge milestone for me. I have been here 2 weeks on strict bedrest. They measured me yesterday and said my cervix was 1mm at the thinnest point, not good. But, when I was admitted 2 weeks ago, it was open by 9mm and my sac of waters was bulging. So, for me it is a step in the right direction.

Just keep resting! It's the best we can do for our babies now. It is impossible to not have emotional ups and downs. But, I believe that bedrest is so important from reading these other stories of success. Hang in there! You will be in my thoughts.


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Thanks Wylee-

I need to hear stories like yours. It gives me encouragement and hope. You are amazing- 11 weeks of bed rest! I hope to do the same. I'm at 23+1 today. Just a few more days to reaching my short term goal.
I think I will reduce my showers to 3 weekly. Anything I can do to keep these two inside as long as possible I will do. I start getting nervous if I stand for more than 5 minutes. Today they made my bed at the hospital and I have to sit in a chair while they do it. The woman got distracted and I ended up sitting for 10 minutes and it felt like an eternity. I just kept thinking that I shouldn't sit up for so long and that she has to hurry up. I guess these day to day anxieties are bound to occur and I just have to know that I am doing the best I can each day.
I will be thinking and praying for you as well.

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Hi All, I'm so glad I found this forum. I've been worrying constantly and it is comforting to read all of the positive success stories.

I went in to my Obgyn for a visit when I was 18 weeks and she said that my cervix still appeared long by ultrasound. My father has been ill, so I asked about travel and got the ok. I ended up flying to California from Switzerland, I live in Switzerland, because my father had been hospitalized. When I returned for my 20 week ultrasound (actually at 21 weeks 6 days since I had been out of town), the doctor had told me that I'd be staying in the hospital. My cervix was thin and had opened 9mm. They could see the sac had a small bulge by ultrasound. Obviously, I was scared and shocked. I'm still scared for these babies.

Thus far, I only get magnesium and they have put in a pessary. I was told that the sac is too close to my cervix for a cerclage and the cerclage hasnt been proven effective in twin pregnancies. They said progesterone also hasn't proven effective in twin pregnancies. They felt it was more risky to give it to me as a suppository, and they weren't convinced that the oral progesterone would help. As for how strict the bed rest is, I can get up only to use the toilet and was told that I can take one quick shower daily. The doctors said at 23+5 they can start the lung maturation steroids for special cases like mine, instead of waiting for 24+0. I am 22+6 today. So that is my short term goal- to make it to 23+5.

Best wishes to all. How do you keep from worrying? I'm scared every time I get up to use the toilet. I have been taking a quick daily shower, but feel like I should reduce this to twice weekly.

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