My sister is 23 weeks 4 days and in preterm labor. She is working with Matria Home Health Care, who have her on an at home monitoring system (all contractions and heart rates are transmitted to them- they work with her OB) She was in the hospital all last night being monitored and given tributiline/mag sulf. dilated to 1 not effacing) they sent her home this morn, when they thought everything was under control.
She just did her nightly monitor, and had 9 contrax in 1 hr, Matria told her that drs orders are to eat a snack wait 30 mins remonitor for 1 hr, then do it again, if she is still above 4 per hour then she has to go back to the hospital.
All they will do there is keep monitoring and give her more tributiline until they are under control again. Matria can monitor her all night from home and give her the trib at home but the stupid oncall ob (not her regular one) won't call in the orders for them to do it. Matria is coming over in the morning to put her on the trib pump anyways, she just has to make it through the night, she just needs to slow down the contractions now and then stay on the monitors.
ANYONE have ANY ideas on how to slow them down just enough t get her through the night withiut having to go back in????????
Please help and keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
(typed this really fast so i hope it makes sense)