Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prayers Please

Yesterday morning my favorite son-in-law Ned called at 3am to tell us Kelly's water had broke. She is only 28 1/2 weeks pregnant. Full term is 40 weeks. Ned & Kelly had already been to the ER in Franklin, Tn and Kelly was being transported to Centennial Women's Hospital in Nashville by ambulance and he was following them. You just know when the phone rings at 3am it's not going to be good news. Dan & I jumped up, dressed and had all the animals taken care of and situated and we were on the road by 3:45am. This "Gramps" & "Granny" can move when they need too!!! Yesterday was a tiring and stressful day. They immediately gave Kelly a steroid shot to help the baby's lungs to develop. She was NOT in labor and was NOT having contractions. They also started a magnesium drip and an antibiotic drip. The mag. prevents contractions and the antibiotic is to prevent infection which is the biggest concern now. When the membranes rupture it leaves the baby exposed to infection. Hopefully the antibiotics will do their job and Kelly will not go into labor for several more weeks. She will however have to stay in the hospital, mainly in bed until little baby Smith gets here. When she arrived at Centennial she was assigned a new doctor, one that specializes in High Risk Pregnancies. The entire floor she is on is nothing but high risk pregnancies. They also have an excellent NICU. The nurses are all experienced with high risk pregnancies and babies. They also did an ultrasound. The babies weight was approximated at 3 pounds 4 ounces. Dr. Linzy said her immediate goal is for Kelly to get to week 30 then to week 32 and so on. She will be in week 29 tomorrow. One day at a time. Obviously this will be very boring for Kel. She wanted me to put in my blog that her email address is She would love to have emails. She can read and reply to them on her phone and said this would help her pass the time. I'll be up there quite a bit staying with her while Ned is working so I don't know if I'll be blogging much unless we get some kind of WiFi card for the laptop. Hopefully we can, the laptop will help her pass the time too! We truly believe in the power of prayer and ask you to take a moment and say a prayer for Ned & Kelly & Baby Smith. Will update as often as I can!

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