Every Thursday I will post a “throwback” post from JJ’s birth on up. That way you can get caught up in his life and see what we have gone through as a family. It is a pretty amazing ride, if you ask me.
July 9, 2013
Once I was back in my recovery room my wonderful Nurse was taking my blood pressure. It was really low and my heart rate was really high. I was on some serious pain medicine and the Nurse took my blood pressure 3 times before leaving the room. It was something like 80 over another number I can’t remember. My OB came in and told me that my baby was very sick and that they didn’t think she was going to make it. Then the Director of the NICU came and told me about the same thing. A few minutes later John came in with a solemn look on his face. I looked at him and asked “Is she dead?” He looks at me, smiles, and says “No and it’s not a she!” I thought he was lying to me. We had had several ultrasounds and all of them said a baby girl. I couldn’t believe it! I sent my parents with John to confirm and when they came back I was still in shock. So finally my sweet Nurse called the charge Nurse of the NICU and that Nurse said it was a girl. So my Nurse said well we have a daddy here that thinks that girl is a boy and he is very excited. So both of those Nurses went to the NICU and came back to tell me that I had indeed delivered a sweet little boy. Our little guy was even admitted to the NICU as a girl. The Nurses had to call and get everything squared away. My labor and delivery Nurse had to re-write her notes from my delivery.
Now you can imagine how I must be feeling! We have wanted a little boy for so long and then to get one just in time to be told we may not be able to keep him. As I was being wheeled in my bed to the Mother and Baby wing they pushed me by his incubater in the NICU because they were that sure I would never see him again. Luckily our little guy is such a fighter. He responded to every treatment the Dr’s and Nurse’s gave him.We are no means out of the woods but he is doing so much better and has blown the minds of the 20 Dr’s and Nurse’s that were working on him moments after delivery.
Note that this is only until 10 am on the 9th….