I am blogging from my phone, and typing hurts because my IV isn’t exactly comfortable. So here are the quick essentials.
Baby A’s membrane ruptured. I was hoping that I was overreacting when I jumped to the amniotic fluid leakage conclusion. However, that indeed is the situation. At the moment all three have strong heartbeats. But things are very bad.
I have been admitted to the hospital and I will be here at least a few days. They are going to monitor me for signs of labor, and of uterine infection. Without the protection of that membrane, my uterus is not shielded from any bacteria and nasty stuff in the vagina. If either infection or labor does start, I will deliver (and lose) all three. At any time, I have the option of requesting induction and choosing to deliver.
If the next few days go well, I may get to go home for a few weeks. I’ll be on bed rest and I’ll have to watch my temperature and so forth religiously, because again infection is the big concern. If we make it to 24 weeks, I get admitted to the hospital again, where I get steroid injections and then stay until the birth.
If they get to 24 weeks without further issue, Babies B and C have a decent prognosis – as good as any other 24 week preemies, which is, well, not wonderful. As for Baby A, unless the hole in his membrane was very tiny and the fluid replenishes, he will probably not make it.