Sunday, September 27, 2009

First few days in hospital

"I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good." Psalm 52:9

First, I have to praise God for sustaining Maggie and me for nearly 10 weeks. Ever since I arrived at the hospital, I have been told by residents, nurses, and doctors how amazing it is that I made it this far. I told a nurse that we were praying that Maggie is going to be our "miracle baby" and she said,  "Honey, she already is." So true.

I was hoping my transition to the hospital would be smooth and easy, but it was not. I have had some complications and started leaking fluid heavily. Major fluid loss can result in infection and bring on labor. So I have spent the past few days praying and pleading that God would miraculously heal me and for the fluid to quickly reaccumulate. I cannot go into labor anytime soon. It is very frightening because I felt like I have made it so far and don't want to stop now.

I am currently on antibiotics, which they hope will delay infection for a little while. We need to delay it a long while, though! Pray that the antibiotics do only good and no harm to us.And that I can make it at least another 10 weeks. The longer Maggie can stay inside of me the better.

Justin and my mom have been sick and so I have been by myself up in this little room for most of my stay so far. It has been kind of lonely but I have been reading a lot of Scripture and praying constantly. The nurses are so nice and are taking good care of me. It cam be hard sometimes because they come in here every four hours to check my vital signs and the baby's heartbeat. So it is been difficult to sleep, but I am sure I will get used to it. I just so badly want to make it longer. The scare I had a few days ago really shook me up but I am starting to feel better about things. I know that this is all in the Lord's hands.  He will get me through each day no matter what it brings.

Thank you for all of your prayers. I know God is answering so many of them. Please keep praying against infection and for Maggie to live and be healthy!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lee - Just wanted you to know I was praying for you and Maggie over here in Denver. Been thinking about you guys a lot lately while I've been working in the high risk OB clinic. Love You, Anna