Wednesday, July 1
I have faith
Today I met with a NICU doctor... he just gave me a rundown of what a baby born at 24 weeks would look like in the NICU. It's a little scary and a lot overwhelming. I'm almost to 25 weeks though, so that's a comfort as well. At 24 weeks the odds are 50/50. Not the greatest, but I really have hope. He also described all the possible complications... or should I say the regular complications... I guess anything is possible.
No matter when they are born, there will be at least 4 NICU doctors in the room for each baby to whisk them away and take care of them. I was a comfort and a little bit of a stress talking to him, but I think it helped me realize even more that these babies aren't being written off. They have a chance and they have a gang behind them pulling for them ready to help. And the important thing to remember? Every single day makes a difference. They're better off than they were yesterday and they'll be even better off tomorrow. (Especially because of the steroids.)
Other than that... things have been pretty uneventful today. I got my second steroid shot (ditto on the pain from yesterday) so that will be full strength tomorrow. I'm still on the blood pressure meds, but no scary super low blood pressure incidents today. I just learned that I cannot lay on my back during monitoring anymore because I did start to get to a scary pass-out state again.
I have faith.