My journey dealing with secondary infertility in this crazy fertile world.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

NICU

well, sorry i haven't written. thank you so much for your wishes and prayers. carson was born on monday morning at 9:12 am. i will post pics when my husband can help me. after a few hours they realized he was struggling to breathe. the day got worse and worse. after entering the nicu, they kept giving me updates (while i was an emotional wreck for only seeing him a few minutes). after 5 hours, they decided to transfer him via ambulance to our children's hospital about 45 minutes away. it was such a horrible an emotional experience. meanwhile, i had to stay at my hospital to recover from my c section. they let me out early (on wednesday) and we went right to the hospital. we have been traveling back and forth several times a day to see him. we live an hour away so it is a lot of travel time. we also have a 2 year old that we are desperately trying to not leave out. he is not allowed to see his new brother since he is in the nicu, so doesn't quite understand what is going on. the baby is doing better. i have heard so many different diagnosis, but a common one is that he has pneumonia. he has been getting antibiotics twice a day. they even had an iv in his head! it is horrible to see your newborn with so many tubes and monitors. i will continue to update as i have time, but please continue to keep us in your prayers. we need them more than ever! i am so thankful for the nicu nurses. i always read the blog of "searching" and now i see how important and special your job is! people are really thankful for you!

9 comments:

Amanda said...

You're all in my thoughts and prayers. (((hugs)))

Fertilized said...

Oh goodness - congrats on the birth of Carson. Wishing and praying for your family

The Baker's said...

Congrats on the new arrival. I am praying that Carson gets better soon, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Congrats on Carson's arrival. I hope that he gets better soon and can come home. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

nancy said...

Congrats on his birth. And I wish him all the breathing vibes I can muster. ~hugs~

Meghan said...

Here from L&F. Congrats on Carson! I'll keep all 4 of you in my thoughts and prayers. Here's to speedy recovery so he can get home with you

Searching said...

I'm so sorry your sweet Carson isn't at home with you. Hopefully he'll just need a 7-10 course of antibiotics and will be ready to leave. Please email me if there is anything I can help you with! Keeping you in my prayers.

Elaine said...

Just checking in on you and Baby Carson. I hope this finds you both at home and healthy! I think of you often.

Elaine said...

Hey! Just checking in on you guys to see how you are. You haven't blogged in a while--I'm sure you are busy!