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...