Or the alternate title, “How you know Renita is really drugged on mag sulfate.” As Ross mentioned in the last post, we had a rough couple of days. On Monday, the contractions got out of hand and eventually were coming every 2-3 minutes; the doctors pulled out what I call the kitchen sink protocol and before Tuesday morning was here I had 3 different medications through my IV, one via a shot in the butt, and another kind by pill. This lovely cocktail of meds eventually succeeded in stopping the contractions around Tuesday afternoon. The unfortunate side effects of the mag sulfate left me extremely out of it and unable to even eat.
So when Ross called on Wednesday morning to tell me that the lower portion of our house had over a foot of water in it from the flood, I was so confused and helpless. All I could do was say I was sorry I couldn’t help and to call Renee, our trusty insurance agent. So poor Ross has had to deal with all that mess by himself; 2 of our great friends, Chris and Jen Sharp, also helped out for which I am so thankful. Luckily, most of the damage was to the actual structure and not to our stuff; but it sure made one hell of a mess. And if anybody has any good tips for getting back on the good side of Karma, Ross and I are all ears. This has been one of those weeks that you just want to pull the covers up and forget about.
But as far as the tots go, they are still safe in the oven for now;we are doing non-stress testing twice a day on the boys with ultrasounds about every other day. So far, no real problems. And the doc seems to think that as long as we can hold the contractions at bay, we will be in good shape. And for those that have asked, no, it doesn’t look like I’m going to be allowed out of the hospital for my 2 big events: to get my braces off and to attend Ross’ med school graduation. While it is extremely tough to think of not being there, I’m doing my best to find some perspective. So please, keep all of us in your thoughts. This has been a rough patch this week and we could definitely use a few rays of sunshine! Hope things are going great for all of you and thanks for your visits, presents, food, etc. We couldn’t be doing this without everybody’s support.