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#1 of 200 Old 01-03-2005, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Kathryn (username KittyKat here) had her baby january 1st, it didn't go well however. Here is her update:

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Liam Osias Andrews was born 1/1/05. He is so very beautiful!

He was a surprise double footling breech, and his arms were over his head. We transported to the hospital, but he was stuck for a while, and had no heartbeat when he came out. The ER team got his heart beating again, and he was flown to the NICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

What we know right now:
Heartbeat strong
Completely dependent on a ventilator for breathing
CT scan shows brain swelling
No response of pupils or other reflexes to stimulus.

IF he recovers, he will have brain damage, probably severe. He is scheduled for an MRI and EEG today to see if he has any brain activity. If not, we will be faced with taking him off the ventilator so he can pass gently. Pray for us.

Kathryn Andrews
In addition to this tragedy, they had no health insurance and her husband was laid off just before Christmas.
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Liam, I'm thinking of you...

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Oh, no. Sending love thier way, and saying a prayer for healing and strength.
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I am so sorry to hear that. We will be praying for the whole family.
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I'll be thinking of Liam and her family.

I am assuming she had planned on a homebirth and the breech presentation was a surprise . . . am I correct on this?? I was just curious.
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I am so very sorry, your whole family will be in my thoughts Kathryn
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: for Liam
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Oh wow..... Many prayers...

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We'll keep them in our thoughts and prayers here...

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Oh i ache for her. my son was born double footling and he didn't breath for ten minutes after birth. i was so worried about brain damage. i know that my heart concluded in peace that i'd love my son no matter but i was concerned for a long while looking for signs. i just didn't want him to suffer.

i will be praying fervently for them. :
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Praying hard....
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Sending up prayers for baby Liam & his family.

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How terribly sad.
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My heart is in my throat...I will pray for baby Liam and his family and sending much love their way. Please keep us posted. Tina
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Liam and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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Thinking of your family, KittyKat.
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I am sending prayers.
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Oh, no Christine! I had no idea! I will certainly send a card through Susan, and of course be praying fervently for her.
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Originally Posted by intensity_too
I'll be thinking of Liam and her family.

I am assuming she had planned on a homebirth and the breech presentation was a surprise . . . am I correct on this?? I was just curious.

Yes, she was planning a homebirth.
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She'll be in my thoughts. I just can't imagine.
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Thinking of you.
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keeping this family in my thoughts
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Praying for Liam and their whole family right now....

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Gentle hugs for Baby Liam. I'll be thinking of the whole family.
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Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts her way. :
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oh no

many thoughts and prayers for Liam, Kittycat and family


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