John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Friday, November 28, 2008

Steroid Shot In Butt!

This is Rob writing. I was able to spend 3 hours with Dana after work today without kids thanks to my mother and mother-in-law. She is getting rather restless...would love to walk around the hallways or outside, but is confined to her bed. We had several heart rate decelerations with one of the babys this afternoon which prompted the doctor to give her a shot of betamethasone in the hip. She'll receive another shot...same time...same place...other cheek tomorrow. The shot is to help with lung development in case of delivery in the next 7 days. We obviously hope that's not the case, but is a definite possibility.

The doctor on call visited and said she believes the deceleration happens in just about everyone that's monitored constantly...that it's from the babies rolling onto the cords and compressing blood flow.

Contractions have been much better the last 2 days. No more medicine has been given to subside them.

We appreciate everyones help, phone calls, rides to and from, meals, and prayers. Please continue to pray for safe, growing babies...for peace and patience for Dana...for wisdom for those making critical decisions...and thanks for allowing us to make it this far.


Aimee said...

OUCH!!! Sounds like it hurts. But, Thanks be to God for making it this far. You are getting too good at this blog. Looks like you are going to have to teach me now. Love you!

mosenrose said...

My dear Dana and Rob,

You both put me to shame with the faith you have in our Almighty God. You are both facing a very difficult yet rewarding experience. I know your grandma Howa's spirit is with you and will help you be strong. (I don't know how much stronger you can get.) It is ok to feel left alone. Even Christ called out to his Father asking, "My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?" It's ok to call out! Know that you are being prayed for by all of us.

God bless you and keep you and yours in his loving hands. Don't forget to call on his Blessed Mother.

Love, Aunt Jeanie