UPDATE!

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sherry fisher
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Re : UPDATE!

Postby sherry fisher » Sun Mar 14, 2004 12:39 am

Thanks Jennifer! I sit here and wonder though, how much that steroid shot helped?!?! I am sure it was really beneficial to her. I almost wish that I was going to get one. I go back and forth, of everthing will be fine to wondering what horrible outcomes we will have. UGHH!
I know Allyson is bigger than what Bella (love that name!) was. Not that that matters in the way of lungs..


I am not being able to take 300mg of Labetalol 3 TID. It makes me really tired and out of it. I was in la la land the other day when we went shopping. My DH said I kept asking him the same thing over and over again. [xx(] It just makes me feel sick! Still taking the routine I am used to though..200, 300, 200.

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
Pregnancy Updates, ultrasound pictures, and the countdown: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish4/

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby pugmommy7 » Sun Mar 14, 2004 09:42 am

Sherry,
I have a 33 5/7 weeker and she did fantastic.
She was only on oxygen as a precautionary measure, mixed w/ room air,no c-pap or intubation.
I did recieve shots of steriod 64 hours before her arrival which increased her surfactant.

The NICU stay was the most pleasant part of our whole experience.
Bella had a nasal gavage in her nose for some feedings in the beginning, but after 36 hours she was nipple feeding well. great suck reflex on a pacifier too.

She had some minor jaundace(which they would have been surprised if she didn't have.)
Other than that they monitored her for apneas and braychardias(sp?)
of which she had none.(it was procedure.)
She was sent home aftr a 24 day stay, with no monitor. We were very blessed.

34 weeks is great!! Some don't make it that far. And she is a girl, they do wonderfully on the hierarchy of babies.(1.black girls do the best,2.black boys 3.white girls 4.white boys...)
We have a little white girl who is pure sass!
as I chase her around the house today...at 14 months, I cannot believe she was ever 3.6 lbs!!

I just know everything will be great.

Feel free to e-mail me directly if you like pugmommy7@yahoo.com

love,Jennifer


Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby mada » Sat Mar 13, 2004 01:50 pm

Hi sherry,
Sounds like you guys had a fun shopping day!!! I bet you are so excited!! I hope you can make it until your friday appt. as well!! Either way you're doing awesome!! Will they have the very small premie diapers for you? I am sure, but it's always good to have a few on hand....Sam weighed 5 lbs. 4 0z. when he was born and the "Newborn" size before size 1 was just fine! Oh, I can't wait to see pic's of that baby!!! Goodluck at your appt. on Wed.

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby sandy » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:26 am

Hi Sherry,
Oh, any moment now?! I was bedresting in the hospital by the time I got to where you are now. The doctors were all telling me that the girls do better coming out early, so you've got that on your side. :)

When I was about where you are now, the doctors were saying that it could go either way, so they decided to do an amnio to see if her lungs were mature, and if so, out she would come (I had the steroid shots a few weeks before that), and if they weren't, they'd let me bedrest more.

I was I think 3 days from week 34 when I had the amnio and her lungs were not mature. The doctors decided to wait until week 35 and then they were going to consider another amnio, or if I got too sick, then out she'd come regardless. I did develop HELLP at 35 weeks and 1 day, so out she came via emergency C at that time. She was having periods of apnea, so she went right to the Level II NICU. 36 hours later, her lung collapsed, but the doctors said it was due to an air pocket on the outside of the lung pushing on it...so I really don't think it was because her lungs weren't mature. Her lung repaired itself, and now she is a very active, healthy 9 month old.

Hang in there. Every hour counts. Good luck to you and I can't wait to hear the good news once she arrives!

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks. June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP/chronic HBP/asthma

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:13 am

I have not received the steroid shots for her lungs. My OB said that she does them up till 34 weeks. She said at this point we are literally days aways from being mature or not. So, she feels that if she does the shots at this stage they really wont be beneficial. Thats why she always PUSHES for that 34week mark. Also said that girls tend to mature a little faster than boys..lung wise too!~ [:D]

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
Pregnancy Updates, ultrasound pictures, and the countdown: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish4/

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby sherry fisher » Sat Mar 13, 2004 11:11 am

Thanks Mada & Jenny! You two made me feel alittle better. I am worried adn excited all at once! lol I did not think she would need a vent...and still not sure. But hearing your experiences makes me feel a little better. We are sure of the due date. We had several U/S's at 8 & 10 weeks to make sure of the date. Plus, she is measuring ahead in size now. SO, we know she will be at least 5lbs. I actually had Alex at 35 weeks, but the ped said his gestation was 36 weeks.

We went today and bought just 4 preemie outfits. I was afraid all her clothes would smother her. I have several gowns, so I thought with those and 4 sleep and plays, that would be plenty. Plus, they grow SOOO fast! Also bought BF supplies I needed. Bags for storage in case we have to take BM to the hospital with us and she cant nurse. I think we have it all....any suggestions?!?!? I really want to make it to my WED or Fri appt. But I guess it depends on my BP's once I am there. I wanted to ask my OB what BP criteria she has before she will put me on MAG. Anyone know?!?!!? I really dont want this through labor, I want to be able to remember the birth of my daughter!

Sherry Fisher (28)
DH: Bill (35)
Proud Mama to:
#1) Alex 1/1/94-PE
#2) Abbie 12/17/97-PIH
#3 Will 08/03/02-PP PE
#4) EDD: 4/27/04
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish3/
Pregnancy Updates, ultrasound pictures, and the countdown: http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/b/babyfish4/

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby jenny5 » Sat Mar 13, 2004 07:19 am

I had my daughter at 34 1/2 weeks. I received a steriod injection right before the c-section, I don't know if it had that much time to work. Lucy weighed 4 lbs 2oz. She had nasal oxygen for 2-3 days then blow by for maybe another 2 days. She spent a total of 7 days in the NICU and then home. She nursed nearly the entire time. For a healthy baby girl I think 34 weeks is nothing!
Good luck!!!

Jenny

Jenny
mom to Jake (8-28-98)
and Lucy (6-3-00) born 34 weeks due to severe pree

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby mada » Sat Mar 13, 2004 05:57 am

Wow!! How exciting!! Okay, I had a friend who had a baby at 34 weeks 3 days and she was in NICU for 1 day only!! Under an oxygen tent!! Would they try to give you steriods for lung maturation? My OB told me usually if the edd is absolutley correct by 34 weeks lungs are developed. So, Let's hope that the case[:)][:)]

Mada Harpster

Sam 6-29-00 36weeks P.E.
Ben 11-03-01 No P.E.

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby mintmommy » Fri Mar 12, 2004 06:17 pm

Sherry,

Congratulations! Everything will be allright.

My son was born weighing only 4 lbs 1 oz. (at 35 1/2 weeks) and he was born perfectly fine except for some jaundice and his low birth weight. He was kept in NICU for 2 days under the blue lights, but thats it. We took him home and he is now weighing close to 14 lbs. So, I know that everything will be allright with you and your baby [:)]

I understand how you feel about taking her out now, but if their is a high chance of having complications, it might be the best thing to do.

OR

Maybe you can ask the doc to see if it is possible to stay at the hospital to be monitored and have them induce if something comes up. This is to help the baby stay a little longer in there . . .[:)]
You can give it a try by asking. Anything helps.

It sounds like you are doing great!

God Bless!


Arminda
Fredo born 10/25/03 at 35 1/2 weeks - PE
Pregnant again EDD - 9/19/04

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Re : UPDATE!

Postby julie f » Fri Mar 12, 2004 06:15 pm

WOW Sherry! So, any day now huh?!?!?!

Did they give you the steroid shots for you daughter's lungs? I have no idea whether they still do them at 34 weeks but, thought I'd ask.

Well, take it easy this weekend (easier said than done right [;)]) and keep us posted!!!!!

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