Friday, May 27, 2011
Leaf actually made it most of the first day on CPAP only, but has since been intubated and put back on a ventilator. She's doing well, really, and should be just fine.
I'm doing well to. Thank goodness for an OB who decided to say enough is enough, and decided to just do the c-section before either of us crashed - we'd had progressively more problems with Leaf's strips on the monitors, and progressively creeping blood pressures, and the outcome that high risk was waiting for was for one of us to no longer tolerate the treatment. I may hurt like hell from surgery, but I do not feel like I've been hit by a truck, and I have the energy to get up and do the things that need to be done, and didn't have to spend a lot of extra time on magnesium trying to keep my blood pressure down after surgery. Leaf is little - but we didn't deliver because she wasn't getting enough oxygen or because her heart was giving out or because she was *too* little and not getting any bigger, which was a big part of why Acorn got delivered. We might have been able to eek out another couple days, but the likelihood of issues grew with each day.
So, for now, lots of easy breathing vibes for Leaf, and lots of pumping for me. We've had issues getting pumps in my various rooms, which has not helped matters. But now that I'm in one place again, things are getting more situated and we'll work through it.