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02/07/2009 at 20:23
I know many many babies have it harder and alot worse things happen and serious side affects occur, but my sons start to life will never leave me and its a painfull memory all the same!
this time two years ago i had a scan, i was rushed through to monitoring for 2hrs and had several extra scans checking the cord and blood flow etc, we were sent home being told our much wanted 1st baby had stopped growing the week before, nothing more was explained except i was being taken into hospital the next week,
I was induced a total of 6 times before they decided he needed to be out, now, i was allowed home for a goods night sleep and brought in the next day for a c-section, Jack was born at 12.46 on 16th july weighing 6lb 3oz he was a funny colour and grunting really badly, he had to have oxygen and we were allowed a brief cuddle before he had to be put back into his crib on a heated matress after an hour his grunting had got far worse and he was struggling, the next time i saw him i was told the next 24hrs were critical, i was terrified and in a morphine haze, i still dont remember alot, possibly a good thing but the first memory i have of jack is this...
he spent the next 24hrs he spent under a heater on a heated matress and on his front to help clear his lungs, his blood sugars plummeted and i dont have photos of when things got worse, i just did what i had to to keep us all going, he slowly got better and was allowed to go in a normal crib with a heated matress on a drip and oxygen monitor. atleast we could touch and hold him then, he was allowed back to the ward with me on the 19th, he still had his heater and had to have 3hrly blood sugar checks and tests on his jaudice, then suddenly something happenend and it was like he finally woke up we woke up on the 20th with an alert baby and were sent home that night, it felt like a miracle, he was so small having lost 2lbs and we were petrified but strong. he was small for his age for a long time only fitting in newborn clothes at 2mnths, we were told at his 6week check theyd got my due date wrong and he was born at an estimated 30wks 2days. by his first birthday, slowly but surley hed reached his milestones and looked healthy! A week after his first birthday he crawled then a week later walked and hasnt stopped running since,
now hes two in 2 weeks and im amazed by him hes now in 2-3 clothes, talks constantly and understands everything i say, hes a really beautiful intelligent little man, and im so proud of him, and daddy and me for getting through it all! The memories still sting and his birthday last year was emotional but seeing how happy and healthy is is makes me want to burst with pride! Happy birthday for two weeks jack, i love you very much.
02/07/2009 at 20:46
omg laura what a story. i could not of gone through with that, well done for being so strong and the daddy as well. i could not even think where to begine if my jack went through like it. when i havd my baby his dad has a nevious break down and that was hard work, having a new baby and a sick hubby, but we have got through it you just have to. once again well done for being strong.
love lisa xxx
02/07/2009 at 22:46
thank you, i hope your all doing well now, and your enjoying life with your child xxx
I forgot to add jack was diagnosed with inter uterine growth retardation, a side effect of drinking im still trying to prove i hadnt drank since my 18th birthday a year before my son was born, something just went wrong!
They also thought my baby girl had iugr and she was born by elcs 3 days early came screaming into the world fighting fit 100% fine!
03/07/2009 at 17:36
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