Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It is 11:40 pm and I am sitting in the hospital room listening to. Y roommate talk with her nurse and spending too much time with my thoughts. I am spending the night once again in the Ohio State Medical Center. Tomorrow my sweet unborn little girl will have another blood transfusion. It will be interesting to see how she looks after her first transfusion last friday morning.

She really did perk up quite a bit, but she has since quieted down a little in the past 24 hours. I have spent the entire weekend on bed rest. Everytime I stand up the contractions begin.

It is a small chance, but it makes me nervous to think of the possibility that she could be born tomorrow. People tell me not to think of it, but if you don't then how can you be prepared in case it does happen? It is also pretty daunting to think of going through all of this multiple times. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but there are still things I would rather not have to go through.

I have to say though that this has been an amazing journey already. I mean, it is simply amazing that they can transfuse an unborn child. I can't tell you how grateful and blessed I am to be in a location to have some of the very best and most specialized doctors working to keep my baby healthy. I am also grateful for all the prayers that are being said for me and the baby and my family. The peace and calm I feel is priceless. Even the doctors have been impressed withnhow well controlled I am with my emotions. There are times when I justnwant to lose it, but then think, what good would that do? It is just the path that has to be walked. It can't be avoided.

Oh, theynwere vale to find out the blood type of my little girl. She is o+. Funny thing about that is, so is Riley and Garth. Kate is o-. I am a- and kelsi was a+. My antibodyntiter has jumped from 1:32 to over 1:2,000. Nonwonder my poor baby is so sick. It will also be interesting to see if the rise in the titer makes a difference in how often we have to do transfusions.

Well the ambient is kicking in. Sorry about any of the typos I am doing this on my iPad and the keyboard is touchy.

Wish me luck. I will update after I ger home tomorrow.


  1. I'm from Columbus and have a friend who delivered her triplets at 27wks 5days at Ohio State. If you need anything or want to talk to someone with personal experience, let me know. (leave a comment with your e-mail and I'll e-mail you).

  2. Thanks so much Aaryn. I appreciate that. I am back home now in Akron and hopefully, the rest of the transfusions will be done up here now that my doctor has returned. If you ever want to chat though, my email is melissa at melissamuir dot com. :)