So last night was a very difficult night. Rach was very crampy-- probably from the surgery. But at this stage we do not want cramps at all. The doctors are on high alert for signs of contractions. She is monitored by machines, but at this stage her uterus is still so small contractions are not always picked up on the monitors. So they have told Rachael she is the best judge of what is happening. That makes for a situation where every cramp and ache has to be noted and analyzed by Rachael and the doctors.
Again my mom stayed all night long with her hands on Rachael praying and doing TKM holds and sequences. Certain things that she would do seemed to take the edge off the cramps.
Justin hasn’t really left Rachael’s side either. I know he’s going to take off at least one more shift from work. As most of you know he is an Independence firefighter and thankfully the fire department is very supportive and accommodating in this situation.
This morning Doctor Ridgeway (The Perinatologist who performed the surgery) did an ultrasound and was positive about how things looked. He said so far everything had stayed where he put it and her fluid levels were good and the baby who has been feet down had turned head down which is a *good* thing. He had been kicking Rachael’s cervix which the Doctor and Rachael were not so happy with. Mom was thrilled about this because she had done a sequence in the night that is supposed to help turn a baby head down!! The doctor even talked to Rachael about the possibility of taking her catheter out so she could get up to use the restroom. We’ll see . . .
Keep praying against infection and contractions. Pray that her bag of water and that stitch stay strong!