Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dirty But Smiling at 22 Weeks

Just a quick update on my girl. I've come home this afternoon because I am in need of a hosing down. My hair is eeewww and I think I am turning into a science experiment. So in deference to the hospital staff, Jenn sent me home. I'll be going back out to Baylor this evening after a bath and nap. She's holding her own and we've added another week. She had to go back down to Labor and Delivery Friday night. Her blood pressure shot back up unexpectedly and she was having difficulty breathing. They were able to get it back down to 148/88 and stabilized. There was some fluid on her lungs, but her body absorbed it without having to use lasix. One of her blood tests showed a problem so she is now receiving an injection twice a day to prevent blood clots. She only had to stay down there overnight and is now back up on the 7th floor. There is still a problem with protein, but not threatening. All in all, she is doing really well and her spirit is high. She is a remarkable young woman of faith and has turned it all over to God. She knows He is holding her and the baby in His mighty hands. In case I've never mentioned it, she is one of the reasons I get up in the morning. She is my baby and I adore her. Those who know us, know the amazing bond she and I share. We're like scorpions...we always travel as a pair. I want to say thank you for praying for her and her little family. You have no way of knowing how much it means to me. I'll try to add updates as I can and I'm going to try and visit some blogs in the next few days. God bless you all! Debbie

28 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Deb, I'm still praying for you all. Thinking about ya'll all during the day. Rest my friend, God is in control and sometimes the hardest thing is just being at his mercy because as Mother's we "JUST WANT TO FIX IT". Love you!

Maison Douce said...

Thanks for the update, Deb!! I am so relieved she is doing okay and holding on.... Your bond is absolutely beautiful, and I can only hope I will have that with my own daughters one day...!!
Isabel

THE VERANDA said...

Debbie, I'm glad to hear things are going fairly well. If you need anything, let me know -- I'm not too far from Baylor. Been missing you! Take care.... Maggie

Antiques and More Blog said...

Debbie, Thanks so much for the update..so good to hear from you. You've been missed greatly. Get some much needed rest!

Lisa

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thanks for checking in, Debbie. Glad to hear you made it another week. Your daughter, Jenn, looks like a lovely young woman - I'm rooting for all of you!

David said...

Thank you for the update. We'll keep her and the baby in prayer.

thedomesticfringe said...

Your daughter is as beautiful as you! She'll continue to be our prayers along with her little baby. Thank you for taking a moment to update us.

Hope you smell better soon. :-0
-FringeGirl

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Yee haw! It's great to hear this update and hear (read?) your voice. I've missed you and my own blog suffers without your daily inspiration. Stay clean and keep sharing the love. Prayers continue. ~Mindy

Unique Unique Design said...

Debbie, so glad you got a chance to check back in. Am thankful that the drs. seem to have things under control. It's so great that Jennifer is trusting God thru all this...that has to help the stress. Will continue to pray. And YEA!! one more week down.
marcie

frippery said...

Debbie, Thanks for letting us know how things are going. Glad things are looking up and that extra week has gone by. We will keep praying. Take it easy and take care of yourself as well. We need a healthy baby, mom, and grandma. I cracked up on the scorpion analogy. Hugs, Pam

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Deb, I think of you and your family every day and will keep you in my prayers. And if she is still in the hospital in 3 weeks I will fly to Dallas instead of Houston!!!!!!!!!! Lauri@chippys

Sue Jackson said...

Our babies will always be our babies even when they have little babies of their own. You and your family are in my heart and prayers, and I can "only" imagine what you all are going through. Stay strong, "this too will pass"! Take care,Sue

Sue Jackson said...

Our babies will "always" be our babies, even when they have they have babies of their own! You are in my thoughts and prayers, stay strong as "this too shall pass"! Take care, Sue

Cher said...

Thanks for the baby update. I know personally what a long haul this is...X three. But worth it! All ya'all hang in there!

The Texas Woman

Artsy Fartsy said...

May God bless you and your family he will watch over and protect. Thank you for taking time to update. As always Many, Many Blessings, Janna

ajunkqueen said...

glad to hear some good news for your family
Renee

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Deb,

Lots of prayers going up for you and your family. Stay strong and give it to God. You are certainly missed my dear!

LaurieAnna

Melly said...

My prayers and thoughts are going out to you and yours.
I know the Father has His arms of love wrapped around you all, His precious children.

Love
Melly:)

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

You are so lucky to have each other! We are all praying for you, for her, and for the little one. Love you, girl!

Cottage Rose said...

My Dear Friend Debbie; I am glad that they are both doing much better. I will make sure that I keep them in my Prayers. Try to get some rest, easier said than done, huh.... God Bless you all.

Hugs;
Alaura

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Oh,Debbie, it is SO good to hear from you! I keep checking your blog to check for updates. I was beginning to get really worried...and then I saw the lovely photo of your daughter smiling...and I knew things were alright! We continue our prayers for Jenn, her precious baby and you! We really miss you around here and need you back! We will have to get together and discuss our hospital time! I am just so estatic that things are going well!!! Send me a text if you need ANYTHING! Jenn, thanks for making your Mom take a shower and wash her hair! She needs to be beautiful to woo those doctors who take such good care of you!

Can't wait to hear more good news!

Malisa

Anita said...

WOO HOO- every minute that little bugger stays in there is good news! Such a good momma you are to stay there too...We'll keep youin our prayers.

Anita

delighted heart said...

So glad to get an update. Girlfriend you've been on my heart. I'm still believing for her to be whole and healthy and to have one perfect little baby at just the perfect time in Jesus name. Loved the photo of your beautiful baby girl....are you sure you aren't sisters! Hang in there and get some rest! Declaring peace over you and all the family!
Love and hugs!
Patti

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I know you're off-line now Deb, but I thought of you fondly tonight on my page with an award. Take care of your girl my sweet friend! May God give your heart peace and strength.

LaurieAnna

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Sending a big clean hug and kiss. How's CD holding up? Glad to hear she's stable. xoox
lulu

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Do you know how much you are missed? It is Wacky Wednesday and nobody is feeling wacky! And I have this big Treasure Hunt come up...and you're not here!!! I am going to go ahead and sign you up...cause I know you will do all the good stuff when you get back! Crawl in that bed with Jenn, get your laptop and ya'll can blog together!!!

Malisa

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Still praying for Jenn and her baby. Thanks for the update. Y'all take care.

Shannon

Lisa B. said...

Hey Deb! Glad to know things are going well:)