I started the prednisone today since my breathing hasn't been much better. And the good news is that it definitely helps my breathing. The bad news is that the side effects are no fun. Shakiness, the jitters, muddy thinking, tripping over my words...feels like I am on drugs. Cause I am. I have to take it in the morning so the worst of the effects wear off before bedtime. And they have. Leaving me ready to sleep, for sure. And hopefully I will be able to breath better tonight leading to better sleep. I only take it for 5 days. I just hope that when I am done with it my cough doesn't just come back and leave my breathing the same as before. We'll just have to see. I just can't imagine trying to labor with a spasmadic cough and crappy breathing. Blah.
The ladies at the Palace threw a baby shower for me on Saturday and I now have just about everything this baby needs and more. I was almost embarrased by the amount of love and presents that were showered on us. Several ladies even brought a few presents for Jackson. We are lucky people. Some people in the world are dealing with devastation, famine and flooding. We are surrounded by people who love us and even if my health is not exactly perfect, we are in good hands and in good shape to bring another baby into our lives.
So bring it on. I'll even take the prednisone if it will help.