Saturday, August 15, 2009

Epidemic on the East Coast

So, remember about a week or so ago when our friend Caitlin went into preterm labor in Washington DC and is now in limbo? Yeah, I think it must be an east coast thing. Celia went to South Carolina on Friday and guess what? BAM--preterm labor. The medicine the doctor gave hasn't stopped her little contractions yet, and she's slightly dilated. They're going to try a double dose of the medicine, and if that doesn't work, they'll put her on different kind that will mean she has to stay in the hospital full-time. She's only 33 weeks along, so the baby is getting some drugs to speed up lung development in case she decides to come freakishly early. The doctor is certain he can keep her in at least another 24 hours, but beyond that, we have no idea what is going to happen. It could be another day or another 3 weeks. Let's hope it's 3 weeks! Nathan is on his way to her side right now. It looks like she'll be having the baby in South Carolina for sure now, because she's definitely on bed rest.

Celia asked me to keep you updated. Pray for her and the baby!

4 comments:

Brittany Mangelson said...

Oh no! Hopefully she and the baby are ok. I'll be sure to keep her in my prayers. Thanks for the update. And...I didn't know you had a blog. What a sad fist post to read. I hope they can get the baby to stay in for longer than a few days. Thanks Heavens for modern day medicine.

Julia Wooten said...

Oh no!!!!

Becca said...

Her contractions have stopped for now, and Nathan is with her. She's still in the hospital but feeling calm. That's all I know right now!

TheMoncurs said...

I know that seems so early, but Wes was a 34 weeker and he's just dandy. Two weeks in the hospital felt like forever at the time, but really, it's amazing what they can do for these preemie babies! It's better for the baby to stay in, but if that's not possible it will all still be ok!