View Full Version : Prayer Request for my Nursing Collegue!
05-09-2008, 02:46 PM
Prayers do work, so I have a prayer request.
My friend Shannon who is a nurse that works with me was admitted to my hospital last night because she was contracting. She is 31 weeks pregnant today with her second boy, "Payton". She had a preterm delivery last time too with her baby born at 33 weeks. We nurses work soooooooooo hard and long (12 hour shifts, sometimes longer) and we're on our feet all day. We had a super busy, rough weekend this weekend and I think that is what made her contractions worse! The MD's know her too....since she's staff. They're giving her anticontracting meds such as nifedipine for now, but they say delivery is inevitable. She alone and scared in that hospital room right now. Her husband had to leave to go home and take care of their older son. I visited her last night after my shift.
Please pray for my friend.....!
Thank you so much! :)
05-09-2008, 02:49 PM
Your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers
05-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Your friend is in my thoughts and prayers....I hope everything will be okay. Keep us posted!!
05-09-2008, 02:54 PM
I hope everything is ok with her and the baby!
05-09-2008, 04:23 PM
She is in my thoughts and prayers
05-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Prayers are coming your way!
05-09-2008, 04:28 PM
Shannon is in my thoughts and prayers.
05-09-2008, 04:50 PM
Thank you so much! I will keep you all posted. :)
05-09-2008, 05:35 PM
Definitely will keep her in my thoughts!
05-09-2008, 05:45 PM
Prayers and thoughts being sent your way!
05-09-2008, 05:47 PM
She will defintley be in my thoughts and prayers as well as her baby.
05-09-2008, 06:31 PM
I will definitely will keep her in my prayers. I know how scared she must feel right now..
05-09-2008, 06:32 PM
That would be so scary to be alone. Poor girl, shes in my prayers. Do they have any idea why shes having premature births? I left my job way back in December because I was worried about being on my feet and working long shifts. Alot of nights they left me there alone and you couldnt sit, I was the only one there so when I had to go to the bathroom, it was ridiculous. I hope they get it all worked out for her and that the baby is ok.
05-09-2008, 07:33 PM
I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us updated.
05-09-2008, 08:51 PM
She is in my prayers xox
05-09-2008, 09:09 PM
i hope things will be alright with your nursing colleague > she will be in my thoughts & prayers...
05-09-2008, 09:13 PM
Keeping her and her baby in my prayers.
05-10-2008, 02:53 AM
Last night, the nifedipine must have worked on stopping her contractions. I saw her contraction strip this morning and it was a beautiful flat line....nice! She got lots of rest and sleep and looked like a totally different woman! She got discharged home this afternoon on STRICT bedrest....until the baby is born. She is due in July. So, I guess no more 12 hour nursing shifts with me! But she needs to keep that baby in utero till July and then enjoy her maternity leave! They did a workup as to why she keep having premature contractions and they attribute it to 2 things: stress of work and also having an "incompetent cervix".
Cervical incompetence is basically a cervix that is too weak to stay closed during a pregnancy. Therefore resulting in a premature birth and possibly the loss of the baby, because of the shortened gestational length. It is believed that cervical incompetence is the cause of 20 - 25 % of all second trimester losses. This incompetence generally shows up in the early part of the second trimester, but possibly as late as the early third trimester.
05-10-2008, 03:06 AM
Ewa that's so great to hear, tell her to keep taking care of herself and that little baby!!
05-10-2008, 03:18 AM
Glad to hear she is doing better! Prayers still coming your way for her to hold on until July!
05-12-2008, 08:20 AM
I'm glad to hear she is doing better.....keep us updated on her.
05-12-2008, 02:55 PM
Awww your poor friend she will be in my thoughts and prayers!!!
05-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Glad to hear she is doing better. Good thing they caught this now instead of after.
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