Thursday, October 6, 2011

30

THIRTY.
THIRTY.
THIRTY.

When my 12 week baseline labs came back and my protein levels were already over 200, the covering OB said "well, we've got to get you into the 30s" but she said it in such a way that you can read "but I don't know if that's going to happen..." in her tone.

When my 24 week labs showed my liver enzymes and protein up, I thought it was the beginning of the end.

When things got even worse at 26 weeks and I got the "come for steroid shots NOW" call, I thought I'd be lucky to see 27.

Last week when my AST had risen, I thought "any time now."

This week I had what I'm now going to call a mild case of food poisoning hit me and I thought my stomach was going to burst, I wondered if we'd make it another 12 hours. I repacked my hospital bag, washed all our preemie clothes, and got as much home stuff situated as possible.

But here we are anyway. Labs this week were stable or improved. Protein down to 310, AST back down to 30 (that's NORMAL!), ALT only slightly higher at 79, but that's still not as high as it's been in the past. I'm pretty sure the nurse at my OB's office thinks I'm insane to be so excited over not-great numbers, but right now, not-worse is the same thing as great.

Thirty weeks is still too early, and this baby does not remotely have permission to come any time soon, but damn.. thirty feels good.


Trish

13 comments:

Bridie said...

Hot Damn! You made it to THIRTY!!!! Awesome. You ONLY have 7 weeks to go. You've totally got it.

Deep Thinker said...

I am SO happy for you Trish! Here's to having a 42-weeker!

Jen

AmbyLand said...

That is WONDERFUL. THank you for the good news

e.b. said...

I am so glad to read this!

The Quarke Family said...

YAY! Thrilled for you guys.

Adriane said...

SO glad to see an update. Woo hoo, 30 weeks!!!!

A and W mom said...

YEAH, BABY!! :)

kcoleman said...

Congrats, Trish!! You got this.

Kierstin said...

yay! i was so happy to read this! I am still praying!!

S said...

Rockstar!!!! I'm so excited for you.

Tasha said...

30 30 30! 30 30 30! Imagine this being sung as we form a train and dance!

Anonymous said...

What an AWESOME milestone - you are doing great!! So happy for you. :-)

wishinghopingwaiting said...

I am so ecstatic that you have reached 30 weeks. Over the course of the last few weeks, I have read your entire blog from start to finish. I originally stumbled upon it looking for comfort after the loss of my first angel last month at a little over 9 weeks. Your blog has given me so much comfort and hope. You are so courageous to have faced everything that you have faced. Thank you for sharing your life and your thoughts with the world. I truly appreciate it. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you and Chello!!!