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Sitting in the hospital right now
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:03:41 pm »
Hey all,

Unfortunately, I am sitting in the hospital right now with my wife. She is 29 weeks pregnant and is under observation to keep her from going into preterm labor. Who knows how long she will be in here, or when she might go into labor. We've been here before, as our first baby was born at 23 weeks last April. He was much too early, and only lived for a month. Hopefully, things go much better this time.

So I just want to ask you all to keep us in your prayers.

Thanks,
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 09:42:38 pm »
Good luck to you and your wife Sharidan - I'll be thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 09:58:39 pm »
Good luck Sharidan....our family will keep your growing family in our thoughts  :)

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 10:14:35 pm »

I don't want to imagine what you are experiencing.  Keep your head as high as you can but don't be ashamed if it falls.  Just get it back up when you're able.  Be as strong as you can for her and the child.

We'll all be praying/thinking/sending positive thoughts/sending our free games in the direction of your wife and child.

And do not hesitate to ask if there is anything we as a community can do for you folks right now.  The three of your base are belong to us.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 12:20:53 am »
Hope everything goes well for you 3.... I'll be sending good thoughts your way....

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 06:41:02 am »
Continuing to hold good thoughts for you guys.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 07:44:43 am »
Good luck Shardian, hope things are going ok for you both....

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 08:07:25 am »
Best of luck. I hope everything turns out well.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 08:50:29 am »
I have a friend at work who's wife is also been in the hospital for a few weeks due to complications with her pregnacy.  My thoughts go out to you and yours as well.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 08:57:09 am »
Even though modern premi wards are capable of amazing things, an underdeveloped child is very fragile, as I am sure you are quite aware.
Sounds like you guys are taking the necessary precautions.
It'll suck if you guys have to camp out there for the holidays but it'll be worth it. You'll all enjoy many more holidays at home later.

Best wishes to your family Shardian!

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 12:35:25 pm »
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.  Stay strong, and please let us know how everything turns out.  We'll all be here trying to send you some good thoughts.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 01:01:24 pm »
Best of luck Shardian.  I know it's the internet but people here really do care and we're all pulling for you.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 02:48:19 pm »
Hey all,

Unfortunately, I am sitting in the hospital right now with my wife. She is 29 weeks pregnant and is under observation to keep her from going into preterm labor. Who knows how long she will be in here, or when she might go into labor. We've been here before, as our first baby was born at 23 weeks last April. He was much too early, and only lived for a month. Hopefully, things go much better this time.

So I just want to ask you all to keep us in your prayers.

Thanks,
Shardian

:'(

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 03:18:32 pm »
I will be praying for you as well.   I, too, have felt the loss of a pre-term child, and I hope it never happens to you (or me) again.

God bless your family.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 04:40:48 pm »
We've been in your shoes and everything turned out great so keep thinking happy thoughts.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2006, 05:54:26 pm »
My niece was born 3 months early (possibly slightly more then 3 months early) and spent most of the first year of her life in the hospital, but she is now almost 5 years old and doing great.  Your family will be in my prayers and I hope everything will turn out great for you.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2006, 06:03:02 pm »
Good luck.  My only daughter is only four months old.  I can only imagine having to go through that kind of uncertainty, and I can't even imagine how hard it must have been on your wife the last time, after going through so much pregnancy.  I hope this time is different than the last.  If not, I hope ya'll come through it okay.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2006, 09:58:33 pm »
Best of luck to your wife and the little bundle of joy.  Our prayers are on the way. :angel:

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2006, 10:15:58 pm »
Stay strong and keep being positive for your wife. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you! My niece had premature twins and they are perfect now, so keep the faith.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2006, 10:46:44 am »
Hey all,

Thanks for all the kind words.

Looks like she will be kept in the hospital until Monday for a re-evaluation. She'll at least be on bed rest for the remainder. If contractions start again, then it looks like we'll be moving back into the NICU again. At least I can walk by that place and stay composed now.


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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2006, 11:16:21 am »

Thanks for the update.  Stay strong.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2006, 12:50:14 pm »
Best of luck.  Been thru it, and it sucks.

Remember - if ever stuck in the hopsital for any length of time - BRIBE THE NURSES.  Bring 'em cookies, or bagels, or candy trays...  anything edible and sealed is good.

The doctors may make the decisions, but its the nurses that get things done.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2006, 02:17:01 pm »
Best of luck.  Been thru it, and it sucks.

Remember - if ever stuck in the hopsital for any length of time - BRIBE THE NURSES.  Bring 'em cookies, or bagels, or candy trays...  anything edible and sealed is good.

The doctors may make the decisions, but its the nurses that get things done.

I spent some time as an EMT and a lot of time in hospitals and with nurses.  There is definitely something to that.  Being there makes a big difference too.  When they are overloaded, which is most of the time, it will help you get better treatment.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2006, 02:24:47 pm »
Best of Luck to you, your wife, and your baby...

29 wk is more than 7 months... technology advances like crazy, so even if the baby decides to come earlier, it should be ok... just be more careful...

but of course, wish everyone / everything goes according to plan, and well...

But best of luck and wish everyone healthy and well....
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2006, 01:52:16 am »
Shardian,

You and your family is in my prayers as well.

 
I very Sincerely wish you happy holidays, and the best of health to your family.


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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2006, 02:37:14 am »
I can only add to the well wishes.  Our prayers go out to you...our 4 year old, who performs in her first Christmas pageant tomorrow, was also a risk pregnancy and about a month early (pediatrician said she looked more like 30 weeks than 32)...but she's fine.  Someone spoke earlier of the things they can do these days,  and they're right...and these little ones at 7 & 8 months are tougher than we give them credit for. 

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2006, 07:09:26 pm »
You're in my prayers Shardian.  Here's hoping it all goes okay.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2006, 03:19:12 pm »
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2006, 08:22:27 pm »
Looks like the wife will be in the hospital until she goes into full-on labor...which will probably be sooner than later. Her cervix is slowly thinning out, so it looks like we will have a christmas baby. She will be 30 weeks along tommorrow, so we may not have to spend much time in the nicu. Still a very sucky situation either way.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2006, 08:57:17 pm »
Lot's of prayers there brother.  Let's pray that little baby becomes a Christmas miracle.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2006, 08:02:28 am »

That's positive news!   ;D

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2006, 08:30:52 am »
Good luck! My thoughts will be with you 3. 

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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2006, 05:32:52 pm »
Good luck!  I'll keep you in my thoughts.  My family extends the best wishes for you and your lovely wife and baby.
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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2006, 06:06:57 pm »
Good news - My wife was released today from the hospital. Unfortunately, she will be on complete bed rest until she goes into labor again which hopefully won't be for a few weeks.

Just want to say thanks again for your support and prayers.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2006, 06:56:45 pm »

Well, that's great news.  We'll still keep the good thoughts coming.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2006, 08:53:56 am »
Good luck!  May you be blessed with a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year which sees your wife deliver a healthy baby.  :cheers:

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2006, 04:12:35 pm »
Guess what? After a Christmas weekend spent laying in the bed at home, Michelle is back in the hospital today. Now she is on more strict bedrest, and will remain in the hospital for the remainder of the pregnancy. Dang, this sucks!!!!

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2006, 04:16:05 pm »

That's hard.  She's stable at least, though, at the moment.  That's by far the most important thing.

Of decidedly secondary importance:  Are you going to run into financial problems because of this?

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2006, 04:29:37 pm »

That's hard.  She's stable at least, though, at the moment.  That's by far the most important thing.

Of decidedly secondary importance:  Are you going to run into financial problems because of this?

Well, I 'think' I am mostly out from under the bills from our son. I may still have a few dollars here and there still out there. I'm sure their collections offices will let me know. ;D

She is staying in a private room, so the bills will add up for that. There are some, shall we say, "characters" that show up in the wing for non-laboring pregnant women, and I didn't want any of them sharing a room with Michelle. To put it in perspective, the nurses fight over getting Michelle at shift start, because the rest are not pleasant.

I think we will eventually be fine financially. I work for a family oriented company, so they are very supportive. I dread the thought of what situation I would be in if I would have taken ANY of the other jobs I interviewed for after college.

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Re: Sitting in the hospital right now
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2006, 04:36:46 pm »

My wife was in the hospital for a week a few years ago... I know exactly what you are talking about in terms of "characters".