The last 24 hours have been the best since I was admitted to the hospital 12 days ago.
Yesterday, family and friends visited and brought me lots of wonderful things to lift my spirits. Even one of my dear friends who lives in Kentucky dropped by as a surprise!! I can’t tell you just how much all that love and support means. It’s keeping me sane! (Barely!)
Aside from all the visiting and goodies, I also received some tremendous news from Dr. B. My liver enzymes have been in a holding pattern for the past three days. They’ve fluctuated a bit from morning to afternoon, but overall we’re in the same place we were Friday morning. Dr. B thinks this may be a sign that whatever disease process is working away in my system is subsiding.
She’s decreased my lab work to every 24 hours, is allowing me to go on two 20 minute walks a day, and even mentioned the “H” Word: HOME!
I’m still on the gluten-free diet, and she would like to consult a GI specialist I make sure there’s not something dangerous she’s overlooking. But, she said in the coming week, if my lab results maintain or even improve, I may be returning to a normal antepartum room or even continuing bed rest at home.
The idea of returning home to sleep in my own bed, eat my own food, and spend time with my kitties is so overwhelming that my mind literally won’t let me meditate on it for more than a few seconds at a time. I don’t want to get my hopes up because there are still a lot of “ifs.” Even just a few days ago, the idea of going home was distant and abstract. The fact that Dr. B, who was the most adamant about me staying here until I deliver, even uttered the word “home” is giving me the energy and stability I need to sustain myself here a little while longer.
We are placing this situation in God’s hands and pray that He gives us and our medical team the patience and wisdom to handle it all with grace. Thank you again for all your prayers and support!
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of The Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I trust. [Psalm 91]