Thursday, April 23, 2009

Contraction Update

Brittany's contractions have slowed and eased. The doctors have taken her off the monitor. The contractions Brittany experienced this morning could be the early signs of her body letting us know that an infection is setting in. However, with no other definite signs of infection, the doctors are going to closely monitor the situation. They do not feel there is any reason to perform a c-section at this time. The doctors did check Brittany's white blood cell count this morning and it had risen to 12. While this is a increase from the 10.78 on Monday, the doctors are not overly concerned by this.

They are going to monitor Gaines' heart rate at 2:00 this afternoon (normally they only do this twice per day). If Gaines has an elevated heart rate, that would be another indicator of possible infection. The doctors are also going to measure Brittany's white blood cell count once per day rather than once per week.

The contractions Brittany experienced this morning could be nothing or it could be a sign of more to come. The peace and calm Brittany and I felt this morning are because of God's presence and your prayers. Only God knows what today holds for us. We continue to ask for your prayers...specifically for peace, comfort, a healthy Gaines and that His will be done.

Beau

13 comments:

Tiffany Dawn said...

Praise the Lord!! He is GOOD!

King J's Queen said...

Continuing to pray and so very thankful for every day that has passed so far. What a difference a day makes.

Collier Chronicles said...

Thankful for the update! Keeping you in prayers.

Kate said...

I certainly hope that Gaines stays safe and sound inside Mommy's womb. You have come so much further than was first expected...29 weeks isn't bad at all! (I am about to register my 28 weeker for 3rd grade.)

kate.smith said...

Praying for you guys!

run26.2mom said...

God is an Awesome God. Keep positive. I work with premature babies/children everyday as a PT. I love it when the kiddos grow so big and come in to visit. Healthy babies are born early they just need a little boost to get going.Love goes a long ways!
Peace

Stephanie said...

praying!

Kathy Colberg said...

we will continue to pray. love ya

Angie said...

The Grants in SC are continuing to pray...God is already answering loudly and boldly....as is clear by the peace and calm you both feel. We will check your blog often for updates - but please know we are praying...every single day.

Sharon said...

Prayers being sent from Florida - both in our family prayers and on our church's daily prayer list. Hang in there - it's so wonderful to see how you and Gaines are pulling together so many people from so many places to storm the gates of heaven on your behalf. Be blessed...Go Gaines!!! :)

Melody said...

Praying constantly, believing in a miracle!

Penni said...

Praying, praying, praying!!! Angels on your bedposts, peace in your hearts. God is holding you all in His hands right now. He knows how this all is going to work out, and He is GOOD. Keep us updated please!

Marva said...

Still praying and praising! Blessings!!!!!