24 weeks, 4 days

21 Jan

I am home! After lots of talk with the specialist, the doctors finally decided that they could do a fetal fibronectin test on me. It measures for a certain protein and tells them if I am at risk to go into premature labor in the next two weeks. The test came back negative (almost no chance of labor, yay!) so they did a scan. Not only has my cervix lengthened again, but the funneling has gotten better too. So now I am on FULL (bedpan) bedrest at home and will see the doctor once a week. It is nice to be home again, though I will admit to feeling a little nervous about not having direct access to hospital care now.


10 Responses to “24 weeks, 4 days”

  1. niobe January 21, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Glad to hear about your good test results! Keep us posted, if you can…

  2. meghan January 21, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    So glad you’re home!

  3. Rainy Pete January 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Welcome home and no more getting up for pictures, even though I love seeing your progress!

    Take care kiddo!

  4. Tara January 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    I am glad that you are doing well enough to go home, even if it is for a little while, it is always nice to be home. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything. Love you!

  5. Leah January 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    Bedpan? Ugh. But at least you have the other comforts of home such as privacy, a fully stocked kitchen, and the blissful absence of nursing staff appearing a zillion times a day to probe/measure/annoy you.

    Offer still stands — you know I live close so if you need anything, just let me know.

  6. irunwithscissors January 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    yay! its got to be nice to be home! and I am soo glad things have improved!

  7. Amy January 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    Glad to hear that things are alright and that you are at home. Do what they say and keep in touch with this world if you are up to it!

    Much love, A

  8. Mom to Baby J January 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

    Glad you’re home! Hope everything continues to go well. And poor Aaron, does he have to empty the bed pan?

  9. Sarah January 24, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    So glad you’re home! So glad Evi’s growing by leaps and bounds :).

  10. Kirsten January 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Heather,

    My name is Kirsten Fallon, and I’m a member of the public relations team that raises awareness for FullTerm, The Fetal Fibronectin test. I read your blog with interest and thought you might like to learn more about the test. Check out http://www.fullterm.net, and feel free to include the site as a link on your blog so that readers can access the information. Additionally, if you have a Facebook profile, join “FullTerm, The Fetal Fibronectin Test” fan page to help spread the word about prematurity and the FullTerm Test.

    Kirsten Fallon

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