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August 05, 2007

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Changing Expectations

Glad to hear that everything is going okay. Sounds like the terbutaline pump is complicated! I can't imagine how difficult all of this is for you. I have said it before and I'll say it again, "You are a rock star" I am amazed at your positivity and resilience throughout.

My Reality

I am glad the contractions are under control. Is the pump like an IV line in you leg?

Lea Bee

26.5 weeks? that is *incredible.* your imaginary internet friends are so happy for you. :)

The Town Criers

A lot of good in there. And you're right--it doesn't matter where you came from, you need to be afforded the same valves all pregnant women have to deal with the stress. And that means complaining or crying or bitching or moaning. It doesn't mean that you're not grateful. It means that you're a human being going through a really tumultuous thing and you need to vent or explode.

pam

glad to hear you have a lot of "goods" in there. i am dealing with that waking up in the middle of the night with a parched throat thing too. dang sinuses. hope yours get better soon! 26.5 weeks is awesome!

Anonymous

Hey, that's great that you are looking into the auto-dose/basal issue. If there are other options that could serve you better, it would be good to know!Now, are there any at-home IVs you can use for when you can't keep fluids down?

Rachel Inbar

Wow. The whole thing doesn't sound all that fun... Congrats on 26-1/2 weeks :-)

LJ

Sounds like the plusses are far outweighing the minuses. I also loved the mention of missing them being inside you once they are born - what a wonderful anecdote that you'll be able to share with them.

Chris

26.5 - terrific! In fact, if weeks were miles you'd have run a marathon by now.I hope all that good stuff just keeps getting better.

Carol

gosh - lots going on. But you seem to be managing it well. Keep up the good work.I get the cervix stomping too - it's very hard to describe what it feels like, so I'm glad to see that you can relate. It hurts!

Baby Blues

Cheering for everything "good"! Keeping fingers crossed.

Anonymous

Oops! I hadn't scrolled down far enough to notice this update when I commented on the two more recent posts earlier.I am curious too. Of course, you don't need to be burdened with my curiosities. I hope it's clear that the main reason I am asking is not to satisfy my curiosity, and certainly not to challenge anyone, but to be helpful.I may be thinking too much of insulin pumps, where avoiding unwanted insulin peaks is key.It very well may be that there is a reason the dosing of the terb should be in peaks every few hours; could be what you mention about side effects, could be -- I'm now thinking -- that the body becomes tolerant of terb if a steady level is infused, but intervals and fluctuations help terb continue to have an impact.But it could be that the auto-doses are simply a mimic of the oral dosing protocols. I'm not doubting that your pump protocol is standard protocol with decent results, but I am wondering whether the auto-doses were simply created based on the timing of the oral delivery, then the science moved to a combination of the auto-doses and the basal, and soon it will move to a variable-rate basal.Please don't nudge your mourning husband on my account, but do have him find out, or ask your doctor or the Matria nurse, if you feel further information could benefit you.I am glad you don't need an at-home IV! Being parched but not able to drink sounded so awful, though, and I sort of automatically imagined you getting fluids -- not Zofran, hadn't thought of IV-Zofran -- via an IV.Good idea though!Thank you for writing that! I not only feel validated, but I am inferring that I am not bugging you by posing these questions, that you know I am asking to try to be of help.

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