As many of you have probably heard, Morgan is in the hospital right now. She saw her doctor yesterday because of back pain and nausea which started on Monday. Her blood pressure measured very high. They took urine and blood samples and a CT scan (to check for clots). After taking a look at the lab results she was diagnosed with preeclampsia (pregnancy induced high blood pressure) and was transferred to another hospital for over night monitoring. They gave her a steroid (beta methasone) to help speed up baby's development as well as magnesium sulfate to decrease her blood pressure and contractions (which she started having upon arrival at the hospital). The baby has been fine the whole time - she's already a real trooper. Morgan has also been a real trooper too and right now is feeling just fine.
They've been taking urine samples throughout the night and another blood sample this morning. A natal specialist came to speak to us this morning to inform us that Morgan has severe preeclampsia, for which the only treatment is delivery. So, long story short, Morgan is scheduled to have a C-section this afternoon (around 4:00). The baby is 31 weeks old and about 3 pounds (which I guess is larger than most babies in the NICU) and they anticipate that the baby will be fine - although she'll have an extended stay at the hospital.
We just wanted to give everyone the latest and ask for your thoughts and prayers.