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Old 09-01-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Evekai is here.. Born 8/30/10 at 31 weeks 6 days

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I had my baby on Monday by c-section at 12:44 pm. He weighed 3 lbs 7.4 ozs, 16 inches long. It was a very difficult delivery and we're truly lucky our little boy is still with us.

We were moments away from losing him.. He was delivered because of ongoing bleeding and placental abruption issues. Well, as she was making the incision, the placenta seperated completely and it turns out baby was wedged up under my ribcage, in a transverse lie, with his back down. They had a difficult time getting him out.. and in the roughly 2 minutes it took to get him, he lost a significant amount of blood.. they estimate that he lost at least half his blood volume.

When he came out he was lifeless.. its the most terrifying thing to NOT hear your baby cry, followed by the NICU team talking chest compressions, epinephrine, not breathing, heartrate 30 for what felt like an eternity. It turns out it took TWELVE minutes to rescusitate him.

He's relatively stable, off the vent and on CPAP, and his blood count and blood gasses have looked great since the second blood transfusion on Monday night. He did have a seizure yesterday, and they are still very concerned about brain damage from his rough start. At this point, only time will truly tell us what the longterm prognosis will be, and to what degree he will suffer longterm effects.

Here is a link to a picture taken several hours after his birth.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:30 PM   #2
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oh mama how incredably scary. Lots of prayers for your little one and you to recover!!!
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Oh wow, praying everything goes well.
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hugs mama! And prayers for your little guy!
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Wow I'm sure it was so scary for you to go through that, but I'm so glad your little boy is with you and is doing well. He's beautiful, and we will all be praying he continues to improve and thrive!!
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Sending you prayers. He is a cute little thing, what a miracle.
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congratulations he's very handsome! you will be in my thoughts!
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So scary...I'm thinking about you and that tiny boy...I pray everything turns out ok...
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