Saturday, June 7, 2008

from the hospital

hello friends and family,

many of you might have heard that Shey has been in the hospital this week. we came to the hospital on wednesday, june 4 because Shey was having uncontrollable back pains that we just couldn't get to subside and decrease in intensity. to be honest, they were the most painful things to watch shey experience.

it's saturday night, and shey is resting in the hospital bed, still have having some of the spasms that shake her awake into terrible and dehabilitating pain. we are pretty warn out, and will have some more significant decisions to make soon if the doctors continue to be unable to diagnose the problem. this is not to say that our OB's haven't been excellent, because they have, but still, the back spasms have yet to be controlled. they've put my sweet wife on some pretty strong medicines that could be problamatic in the long run, but our doctor's are trying to balance the needs of Rowan and Shey together.

Rowan has been doing his best...his heart beat has been strong and consistent despite the medicines that they have Shey on, and he has been a little active today. one of the few beautiful things to have happened in this ordeal has been to fall asleep to his heatrbeat a couple of nights.

thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers...and sorry if you've called or emailed, or texted me and i haven't been able to get back to you yet. please know that we appreciate all of the love....more that i can even say.

much love,
josh

4 comments:

Brendan said...
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Brendan said...

Man, how tough, Shey has really had a tough run of things with her back especially it seems. I'm so sorry she's had to go through that, on top of all of the hard stuff any pregnant woman has to go through already.

You both will be in all our thoughts i'm sure, and we'll be anxiously waiting to hear how things progress...mad love (and thanks for the ring back earlier this week),

Brendan

Robyn said...

Thanks for the update. You are all in my prayers daily.

Lauren said...

I had no idea you all were in the hospital - I will be praying for you - that the pain subsides soon and that Rowan continues to thrive. I doubt that any person other than Shey would have the strength to bear all this pain - Much love to you all and please let me know if there's anything I can do for you!