Thursday, April 17, 2008

Kristen on Bedrest

Good news! Based on Kristen's progress over the past several days, Kristen has been released from the hospital. While she continues to have minor contractions, they are not increasing in severity or frequency (thank you Terbutaline). She is now home and resting comfortably on the couch.... well, maybe not comfortably ;)

Unfortunately, she has been given doctor's orders to remain in bed (er, couch). My parents have been a godsend this week by taking care of Evan and helping us out at home. We are increasing Evan's school schedule from 2 days / week to 3 days / week to give my parents (and Kristen) a break.

For now, we will continue to monitor Kristen's health with weekly visits to the OB/GYN and the radiologist to track the volume of amniotic fluid and the condition of the baby. The doctors are hoping that Kristen can hold out for about 4 more weeks to provide the baby ample time to develop. The more mature he is, the better he will be able to handle the surgery after birth.

We will continue to post developments here as they happen.

Matt & Kristen

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