Our family consists of myself Beau Daniel, my wife Brittany, our 17 month old son Reed and our Maltese Jack. As you might be aware, another member of our family is on the way...Thomas Gaines Daniel. This blog is intended for anyone who wishes to stay updated on Gaines. Gaines' original due date is July 7, 2009.
Brittany left for Washington DC on Tuesday, March 17th for work. She was supposed to return to Montgomery on Friday, March 20th. Brittany called me from DC on Wednesday morning at 4:00 AM and told me she had fluid leaking. Her boss accompanied her to George Washington University Hospital in DC. The doctors didn't believe it was anything serious and discharged her.
Once she arrived back at the hotel, her water broke (she is 24 weeks pregnant). After arriving at GWUH again Wednesday night, the doctors told her that the best case scenario was to delay labor for up to 4 weeks but typically labor can only be delayed 7-10 days. Brittany was given one round of steroid shots on Wednesday night and will continue to receive steroid shots every 24 hours. The steroids are helping Gaines develop his lungs. She is also being given antibiotics to help keep any and all infections away. The chance of Gaines developing an infection is high. If he develops an infection, the doctors would have to perform a C-section.
Right now our dog (Jack) and our 17 month old, Reed, are with grandparents in Alabama. Brittany and I are in DC. Some of you may not be aware of our niece Kathryn. She was born at 24 weeks and is now a healthy two year old...miracles do happen. We will update this as much as possible. Please pray for our family, specifically Thomas Gaines Daniel.