So very glad you got to hold Neala, what a moment that must have been. I'm sending you good thoughts as your family and Neala go through this growing and healing process. Hope you are holding your healthy and vibrant baby all day long in no time!
Neala Marie in the nicu. Prayers appreciated - Page 2
Thank you all so much. I got to hold her today. She made it through the warming process with no seizures, and they let me hold her for about 20 min. Omg. Bliss. My milk started to come in, so it makes me feel like there is a little something I can do for her. Just a waiting/watching game now. Weaning off meds and wires and tubes as she lets us know she's ready.
Your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me.
So happy for you! I'm sure she loved that too. It's not got to be much fun being taken from such a cozy womb to a cool bed with wires and tubes. Keep us updated and we'll keep praying all continues to go well for you both. Yeah for the milk! She's going to thrive on that. :)
I'm pumping lots and she is opening her eyes and moving around some. After the MRI and vent are done, they will be able to lower some of the sedative meds and she'll be more awake too. Her EEG came off last night so we got to see her beautiful full head of hair. They took it off only 12 hours after the rewarding and we thought it would be on for 24, so that gives me a lot of hope.
Hoping my husband will get to hold her tonight. Only I got to hold her for about 15 min before.
I told the short version of her birth story to another mom in the nicu and thought to myself, "wow. That's so crazy." It's going to take a while to process all this.
Friends and family and your encouraging words are really helping me through it all.
I'm so glad you got a chance to update. I checked the thread this morning hoping to see good news! My first DD was in NICU for a week beside from a difficult birth anyway. It was definitely a traumatic experience.
Talk to whoever and do whatever you need to in order to work through it. If people offer help, take it. The best way to deal with a traumatic birth experience is to get ALL the emotions out, even the really nasty emotions. If you don't have anyone IRL you feel comfortable spilling it all to there is a board on here that is good for it.
I hope the MRI today comes back great and that your DH gets to hold her tonight!
We are going to see her as soon as she's out of MRI and she gets feeds today. Hoping that she tolerates them well so she can come home ASAP.
Just read this now....I am so sorry but glad to hear that she came through the warming process well. Big hugs. I had my first daughter in NICU with seizures and ceasing of breathing when she was born. It is a really trying, stressful, difficult time and you hold on to whatever you can to make sure she gets through OK. You and your family are in my thoughts and I hope we hear great news soon.
The resident just came up and was like, it was normal. I never even let myself imagine that moment. I am so happy and relieved.
We still have work to do weaning off the anti-seizure meds and watching for seizure activity. Working up to full feeds. But she is breathing with a nasal cannula and will get her first 5mL of breastmilk by gavage today.
DH got to hold her today and so did I. It was An amazing day after a very difficult day yesterday. Our whole family is walking on air.
Thank you so much again for your continued support. It really does help. I hope I can get around to congratulating you all on your beautiful babies too!!