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Old October 2nd, 2008, 08:53 AM
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My lovely stepdaughter Lona is back in the hospital again with pregnancy complications. The sickness continues and they are now afraid she is not getting enough nutrition to sustain herself and the triplets. While the triplets are healthy, this may not last much longer. They are considering pumping her full of nutrients. This is starting to wear on Lona as we visited her at home this weekend for less than an hour and Lona was so exhausted that she had to go to bed after we left. This is not the livewire Lona we are used to. Marj is also terrified at the thought of losing her first grandchildren.
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Prayers and good thoughts for Lona and her babies on the way.

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Doug...........pryaers & thoughts for Lorna & babies & you & Marj.......




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They were on my mind yesterday. I sure hope the doctors are able to help.

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Prayers for Lona and the babies. She is in the hospital and at least she will be watched closely and not able to move around. I have heard of women being in the hospital bed for almost their whole pregnancy, and they deliver healthy babies. Keep the positive attitude.
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Doug, I can only imagine how worried you and Marg are. Please know that I will keep Lona and her precious babies in my prayers.
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Thanks to everyone. Just got back from the hosptial, which is only a few blocks from my office. She is in good spirits and they are preparing to insert a feeding tube. She will probably be sent home in the next day or two with the tube. She had an ultrasound this morning and the three little girls are moving around. They confirmed for sure that the one they weren't 100% sure about was a girl. She is in Pennsylvania Hospital which has one of the highest rated antenatal units in the country, so she is in good hands.
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Doug,

What wonderful news. We will be praying that Lona's burden becomes lessened and for her to get back or a more "normal" pregnancy.

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Doug, I was just going to ask if Lona knew if the babies were girls or boys, but you answered that question! Next question: has she chosen names for them yet?
Her story reminds me of Jon & Kate + 8. Kate was hospitalized and bedridden for the last 10 weeks of her multiple pregnancy, and although the babies were preemies, they all were healthy and continue to be today at 4.

Wishing Lona better health and lots of luck!

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I'm so glad everyone is getting better! We will keep all of you in our prayers!

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Thanks again everybody. We went to see Lona in the hospital on Saturday and she seemed a little tired but in good spirits. Her release from the hospital has been delayed becuase they cannot find a home health care company that is willing to take on feeding tube maintenance for a pregnant woman. Many thanks to the predatory lowlife lawyers who have made this possible through thier vigilant chasing of ambulances. :evil:
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Thanks again everybody. We went to see Lona in the hospital on Saturday and she seemed a little tired but in good spirits. Her release from the hospital has been delayed becuase they cannot find a home health care company that is willing to take on feeding tube maintenance for a pregnant woman. Many thanks to the predatory lowlife lawyers who have made this possible through thier vigilant chasing of ambulances. :evil:
Doug, Maybe this is God's way of keeping her and the girls safe. Keep a positive attitude.
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Thanks again everybody. We went to see Lona in the hospital on Saturday and she seemed a little tired but in good spirits. Her release from the hospital has been delayed becuase they cannot find a home health care company that is willing to take on feeding tube maintenance for a pregnant woman. Many thanks to the predatory lowlife lawyers who have made this possible through thier vigilant chasing of ambulances. :evil:
Doug, Maybe this is God's way of keeping her and the girls safe. Keep a positive attitude.
Thanks flady, I will keep a positive attitude. She is in the best of hands. I will also remain positive in my dislike of lawyers .
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- Doug -glad you still have your sense of humor!

I am sure she is dissappointed in not coming home, but at least she and the babies are in a place where they are receiving good care.
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I am sure she is dissappointed in not coming home, but at least she and the babies are in a place where they are receiving good care.
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- Doug -glad you still have your sense of humor!

I am sure she is dissappointed in not coming home, but at least she and the babies are in a place where they are receiving good care.
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Doug, you're so funny!

I'm glad to hear that Lona is doing better. I'll continue to keep her in my prayers.
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Went to visit Lona yesterday and she has shown marked improvement and may be released today, although the feeding tube will remain until they are sure. She was eating solid food and keeping it down. She was also suffering from a staph infection that occured in her pic line. That probably accounted for some of the legarthy we have seen. Veronica, Luchia and Carey (the names selected by the parents) are doing fine!

Again, many thanks for all the prayers and will keep you posted.
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The news keeps getting better and better! Fantastic!

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Lona was released from the hospital yesterday and returned home but not without a little extra drama. Turns out she was allergic to the medication they were treating the staph infection with and felt like there were bugs crawling on her. So once they got that straightened out she went home with the feeding tube still in place. They will not remove it until they are confident that the nausea is over for good. She even went grocery shopping with it in. Her attitude was "If people don't like looking at it, tough *****!" Now thats the Lona I know and love!
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I just know that your "four" girls are going to be ok... And quite honestly, Doug, you ain't seen nothing yet....

Have you tried handling 3 girls at the same time????!!!!! You think they're trouble now.... just wait... this part is a walk in the park... You're going to be putty in their hands...Just wait until they bat those eyelashes.. Oh, and leave you wallet out and open!!

Seriously, I'm glad to hear that things are looking up and Lona is a very smart girl... let them look.... Good for her... With that attitude alone, everyone will be fine....

Keep us up-to-date....
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