Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Jo Ann and I have been hoping to move for the past several months, so that we would be closer to work, friends, church and all that. We relocated last night to the corner of Governor's Dr. and California St. Our building says Women & Children on the front of it. We had our Monday appointment and Jo Ann's blood pressure was a tad high, plus we're 32 weeks Wednesday. At Dr. Conrad's office, we did our monthly measurements along with the ultrasound. The babies all seemed to be doing fine. However, Jo Ann's BP was 154/93, so Dr. Conrad decided to admit her. When we got here, she was checked again and this time BP was 164/91. By this morning (Tuesday), the nursing staff had managed to get it down to a much safer level, so for now, delivery is no longer imminent. Your guess is as good as ours when the babies might be delivered. Our Dr. doesn't even have a guestimation. Visitors are welcome, right now we're in room 205 of the Antepartum wing. But be prepared. Jo Ann is having either one long hot flash or a successive series of back-to-back flashes. It's freezing in here. I've got the 'boggan, insulated coveralls and mittens, feel like the only thing missing is a deer rifle and face paint. They've got a great fold-out couch here with a crack right down the middle, and I love it. Love it! Last night while I was asleep I dreamed I was an Eskimo in the hospital being treated for hypothermia. Really not that bad, I just like to run with it sometimes. But I would wear sleeves. Jo Ann is doing well now, we monitor the babies 2 to 3 times daily, so for the time being we're just holding what we got. I hope I'm not betraying the Nelson family's privacy here, but our dear friend Lori was in a car wreck Monday and sustained a pretty bad concussion. She's having some problems with dizziness and nausea, so please pray for her and her family as you continue to pray for us.
Posted by Benjy at 5:15 PM