Saturday, December 23, 2006

Still here...

Dana: It's day 11 in room 511, and all's well with the twins and me. I'm being monitored twice a day to record the babies’ heart rates and my contractions. The docs visit daily to let me know that everything is stable and looks good. Actually, things are looking so good that if my ultrasound on Sunday looks stable, the docs may grant me a '12 hour pass' to go home Christmas! I could not be happier about this.

The days have gone by much faster than I thought they would. Surprisingly, I have only watched 3 hours of daytime TV, and I still have a whole stack of untouched mags and books to read. Our friends have been amazing with all of the visits, phone calls, and emails. I swear this is the most social I've been in years!

Walker has been wonderful, bringing amazing dinners every night and staying until I'm almost asleep. The hardest part of each day is when he leaves to go home to take care of the dogs. The exhaustion of keeping up my strong and positive perspective all day overwhelms me, and I'm left feeling desperate to join him at home.

One thing I forgot to mention last week was my 'wheelchair privilege.' (The nurses call everything a privilege - bathroom privilege, shower privilege - just to remind patients that the privileges can be taken away!) For about a half hour, a few times a week, I can be wheeled out of the room. Last Saturday Walker drove the dogs over to the hospital, and he wheeled me down to the car to go see them. I've never been so happy to be covered in dog hair!!

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 10:33 AM