Tuesday, July 15, 2008

She's frustrated...

Daughter is getting good medical care - and I am proud that she is still at the hospital.

Overall, she's been treated very compassionately... Yesterday the "boyfriend" finally left the hospital, but due to his camping out there for a few days, she is now restricted to the floor. Other patients can come and go for short trips downstairs, and she could too, last week ... she's frustrated and understands, but still is chafing at the bit. She made a good point that she is staying there voluntarily, and since there is no restriction on her visitors if she was trying to score in the hospital, she could... I took the day off and spent most of the day with her yesterday, trying to keep her spirits up

Yesterday morning the doctor discussed inducing her, but first wanted to do an amniocentesis to check that the baby's lungs were mature. The test came back that the lungs may not be quite ready. That was a disappointment to all. The procedure was not pleasant for her, but she handled it very well. She started contracting after the procedur for about an hour, then her uterus calmed down.


She's had OT's coming by trying to find things to keep her busy... nurses brought in a TV with a VCR and some movies... she's been talking to psycholgist, whom she likes a lot... there are other young ladies on the floor that they encourage her to get to know, but she's embarrassed about her situation - which she doesn't have to explain to them, but she's afraid it'll come up... I'll bet there are others in similar situations, but not sure I want her bonding with them, either...

Except for her stupid devotion to "boyfriend", overall I'm proud of how she is handling everything, and that she is staying. The doctor told her that if she doesn't go into labor on her own before then, he'll induce her next week ... she's eager and scared, both. Me too.

4 comments:

pat said...

This is good news.

Laura said...

Thanks to the Lord for each day she's there. I'm so glad you're able to be present..

Lou said...

Fingers crossed for both of you.
Every day she is in the hospital, the baby's future grows brighter.

Fractalmom said...

sounds positive.

one of the harder things i have had to do with my daughter is say the following.

"I know you are trying. But in the adult world, sometimes, the 'consequences' of your actions last much much longer than the act itself, and continue even after the person committing the act is rehabilitated. That's why we have jails and prisons, and that is why you no longer have your children. As adults in our society, we are expected to make right choices and right decisions. When we do not, there are consequences. Some of them hurt others, some of them hurt ourselves. Some of them hurt forever."