11:51 AM

Update on Destiny

Posted by Courtney |

The Dr. came in this afternoon and said that she will be staying in the hospital for one more day. Although she is doing very good, they would rather be safe then sorry.

Currently she is off of every IV drips and stuff. She is just on Procardio which she will be on for the remainder of the pregnancy. Destiny feels so much better today now that she is off of the "Evil Satan drug" as Destiny calls it. That stupid Magnesium is awful stuff but works great for people in Destiny's condition. 

So here's the plan of action:
-She will be in the hospital for one more night just to be monitored. They want her to act like she would at home so that they know what her body is going to do. Des says that she feels a little crampy which I figure is another reason why she is staying another night. 
-The Dr. is looking into an experimental drug called "17 Hydroxy Progesterone". This is supposed to help mature the baby a little more in case Destiny's body just doesn't cooperate (which it will). We're just know for sure if her insurance will cover it since it's an experimental drug. They are checking though. Apparently Destiny is a prefect candidate for this. 
-If all is well, she will be going home tomorrow, although she will be put on bed rest till she's about 34 or 35 weeks. For those of you who are counting, that's 10 weeks of bed rest. YUCK!!!! 

So that's the plan as of right now. Please continue to pray for Destiny, Jon and Lyric. They need to be covered in prayer constantly.
If any of you are interested in bringing meals to her and Jon during these coming weeks, just let me know. We are going to need all hands on deck. 

I was telling Des...this is when me living 4 houses down really comes in handy. This is going to be a long road but totally worth it cause we're going to get a healthy baby in the end!!!!
Here's a picture of Destiny today just chillin in her hospital bed! She's so cute :)

1:55 PM

Hospital's...my second home!

Posted by Courtney |

I'm starting to feel like I live at hospitals these days.

First it was my brother getting shot in the face by a random drive by shooting and NOW it's my sister in for pre-term labor. When is the maddness going to end????

Currently, I am sitting in a chair right next to my sister's hospital bed, FREEZING because she has the air turned down so low. The medicine that she was on (Magnisium suphate) made her have EXTREME hot flashes which she described as "hot oil" running through her whole body.

She is 24 weeks along which is not acceptable for going into labor. I believe that the stress of my brother being shot and the trama of it all, made Destiny's body kick start the birthing process. Poor thing :( It's awful to see your sister confined to a bed so much so that bed pan's have to be use. It's just plain awful! I wish I could take away all the pain she is feeling and go through it for her but I can't. What a helpless feeling. I was with her most of the day today just getting her what ever wasn't in arms reach of her. Even taking away a throw-up filled trash can out of the room since the nurses weren't being pro-active enough.

Let's just say it's not been the best day for my sister. They are saying that she will be going home tomorrow if she continues to not have any contractions since they took her off of the "Mag", for the next 24 hours. We need to pray people. That stuff is evil. They say it makes you feel like you have the flu but worse. So we don't have to guess that Destiny doesn't EVER want to be put back on that stuff agian as long as she lives. It looks like she will have to be on bed rest though for an undetermined amount of time. We are just praying that Destiny's body just makes a 180 degree turn tonight and that she will carry Shiloh full term.

And to top it off...Judah has been running a fever for 3 days. The last 2 nights it's gotten up to almost 104 degrees. Which means I haven't been getting any sleep cause he moans all night and can't sleep because he feels terrible. He doesn't have any other symptoms though which is so strange. Do you think our family is under attack right now?!?!? I would say...Uh, YES!!!! Enough is ENOUGH! I am sick of this. My Dad said tonight he thinks it's strange that everything that has happened, has been to the youngest boys in the family: Preston, Judah and Shiloh. Mmm...something to think about for sure.

I am so tired. Quite possibly on the verge of a breakdown. I NEED SLEEP!!! Hopefully I'll get some tonight, but I'm not holding my breath.

Thanks for your prayers and keep them coming.

P.S. I hate that my first blog on my new site has to be so depressing but, what do ya do?