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Thursday, June 02, 2016

an update and thanks

I know this blog has gone off the normal mumblings, but today I want to extend my personal thanks, as well as those of Winnie and Shawn, to all of you that have us in your thoughts and prayers.  They mean more than you can ever know.  When we come together to hope and pray for a common good, we bloggers are a powerful force.

The latest update is this:  Last night Winnie was taken by ambulance to another hospital which has a very up-to-date neo-natal unit and a team of specialists.  The decision by those doctors was to operate to insert a drainage tube into her gallbladder which will need to remain in place until the baby is born.  The surgery was successful but the trauma started contractions.  The doctors were hopeful that they would stop on their own and at about 2 am they did.  

Winnie has been in pain since Friday and Shawn has had virtually no sleep in all that time.  As of a few minutes ago he was heading home to grab a few hours sleep before heading back to the hospital.  The next step is for her to try to eat something (she hasn't had anything since Friday, other than fluids through the IV) and if that doesn't trigger any undue pain, she might be able to go home tomorrow.  

Once again, thank you all for your concern and for caring about my kids.  Bless you all!!

This blog will return to the regularly scheduled mumblings tomorrow...


17 comments:

Quinn said...

The contractions must have been frightening as well as painful - poor Winnie! I'll be thinking of you all, and hoping the gall bladder surgery will work perfectly and the rest of the pregnancy will be peaceful and comfortable. Hugs all around!

Createology said...

Oh My Dear...I am lifting Prayers for your family and the unborn baby. Healing Energy for Winnie...

Cathy said...

Wonderful news, Mary Anne! I'm so happy for all of you!

Kim said...

Thank you for the up-date Mary Anne. I have been thinking you all and praying for you throughout the day. Sending you all many, many hugs wrapped in love. Xx

Sami said...

Glad there seems to be a sign of improvement.

Christine Barnsley said...

That sounds positive news Mary Anne, so I hope they are able to return to some degree of normal life very soon. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts.... hope your weekend is a peaceful one! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi MA, So far so good. Hopefully she will be able to rest at home soon. the constractions stopped....a sure sign that this baby is REALLY special and showing signs already of being a fighter. I feel sure all will be well.
Much love to you and you kids.
xx, Carol

Suztats said...

So glad that things have stabilized, and Winnie's contractions have stopped. Praying that all goes well according to plan, and Winnie is back home soon. Hugs.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

OMG, so sorry to hear your family is dealing with so much! Sending prayers your way.

KimM said...

Glad to hear the news....and will continue to hope things progress well.
xxx

fabriquefantastique said...

Oh MA, I did not see yesterdays blog, what a nightmare. Heres wishing your family the very best outcome.
Jan

janie krig said...

I hope all turns out well. My prayers are with you and your family.

Vicki W said...

I haven't had a chance to read blogs for a few days so I missed the excitement. I'm so glad she is stabilized and I hope the improvements continue!

Baa. xxx said...

Wonderful the contractions stopped. Will keep on praying.

Anonymous said...

Just now catching up on the update. Thanks! Please keep us informed, as the prayers will continue.
Maureen S

Wandering Wren said...

Oh gosh, what a time for you all. On the upside isn't amazing what doctors can go, and how clever the body can be, what a relief when the contractions stopped... What an amazing Mum and a special baby :)
Wren x

karen said...

I have been thinking about you all, wondering what the latest news was. I hope things are still positive xxx