Thursday, April 16, 2009

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

Our follow-up visit from Monday left no doubt where our future lay - in the hospital for observation. The twins are still doing well, but both of their cords have "absent end-diastolic flow." Basically, this is medical-ese for: the babies are fine, but there will be a point where the cord blood flow will reverse to "retrograde flow." Unfortunately, this reversal is going to happen - we just don't know when. The best place for us to be is under close observation while the twins grow and mature as much as they can. When the time comes, the C-section fairy will swoop in and take to the
So far, Melanie has received a steroid shot (and will get another tomorrow) to help the twins lungs mature faster. She's a little bit hyper from the shot (and is eating like a teenage boy.) Emerson is fairly clueless, climbing on any expensive piece of medical equipment, spinning around and, of course, hitting his head on any protruding object.

Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and loving family who have extended every resource to help us out.

We may be posting more often, since there isn't a whole hell of a lot to do in the hospital...

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Let us know if there is anything we can do from WI! Mel, can you use your cell? I will keep you all in my prayers and please, please call if you need anything.
In the mean time, rest and keep those babies growing! Now would be a good time to learn how to knit. :) Love to you all.

Mocha John said...

You guys are nuts! I love y'all. Best wishes.