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#1 of 47 Old 08-22-2007, 09:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am home as of yesterday after a very easy and uncomplicated vaginal birth. However Nathaniel did not fare as well as I did. He was born with multiple health problems and is in the NICU. We were followed throughout the pregnancy by the peri group there and none of this was expected. He is on a vent after having breathing difficulties. He also has an intercranial bleed (in his brain) that went undected in utero. It is thought that the bleed is in the part of the brain that controls respirations. They also suspect Down's Syndrome. At this time we don't know what his condition will be and they expect to keep him for a few weeks to first get him to breathe on his own and then to work on feeding issues. He is not able to nurse.

He is nine pounds and 21 inches long.

We would appreciate prayers for him and our family.

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Health and wellness to you both.

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I'm sorry sorry to hear of your little one's struggles, and will keep him, you and your whole family in my thoughts.

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Congratulations on the birth of your son. Good luck to him - I hope he makes wonderful improvements. Please remember to take care of yourself through it all. I'll say a prayer for him.
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You and your little one are in my thoughts and prayers....be kind to yourself.

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Not in your DDC, saw this in New Posts...

I just want to send you and your little one lots of good thoughts. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and that you get the support you need

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Thinking of you, and hoping for a quick recovery.
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Anne Glad to hear that you are home safe and sound. So sorry your babe had to stay behind in the NICU. Please know my thoughts are with you, Nathaniel and the rest of your family. Lots of positive healing peaceful vibes headed your way. I will add you and your sweet boy to the welcome thread. Please keep us updated.
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Congratulations on the birth of your son.

You and he are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he grows strong and goes home soon.
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I am sorry to hear of his struggles coming into the world.

You are welcome to make your way over to special needs parenting, even if he isn't special needs, there are a lot of NICU vets there that can sympathise and help answer questions. Plus, a lot of us have had to deal with the stress of having huge medical interventions when we are AP/NFL parents, and that is a hard thing too.

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Keeping you in our thoughts!

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Not in your DDC but I want to send healing vibes for the little guy. You are in our thoughts
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Also not in your DDC, but couldn't read and not post. I will certainly say a little prayer for your son tonight. It's all you can do to be strong and present for your son, and I hope you find much support here on your son's path to healing.

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i hope your son heals quickly. peace to you, mama
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Prayers being sent up for you and your son!
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Congrats on the sweet baby! I'm so sorry about the unexpected health problems--what a lot to digest and deal w/...... (((hugs))) and prayers for you all. Remember to take care of yourself too! Good thing you had an uncomplicated birth so you probably feel a lot better than if you hadn't.

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Prayers coming your way for you and your little one.

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Hugs mama! I hope he'll be home in your arms soon. Having a NICU babe is so hard. I've done it twice before!

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You and your baby and the rest of your family are in my thoughts.

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I am so sorry!! I hope your sweet baby is home with you soon!!

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Thoughts and prayers for you and your little one. I'm so sorry you are going through this.
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Congratulations on the birth of you baby, and my thoughts are with you.
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Welcome to the world sweet baby. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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Congratulations on Nathaniel's birth. I hope he gets better and can join you at home soon.

Take care of yourself

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Thank you for all the sweet thoughts. It means a lot to me. If anyone has experience with NICU or breastfeeding a baby with Down's Syndrome please pm.
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Congratulations on your baby's birth, and hope that he gains strength quickly! I'll be keeping him and your family in my thoughts.
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Not in your ddc, but praying for your little one.

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Thinking of you, Nathaniel, and your family. All the best.

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you and your family are definitely in my prayers...
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Welcome to your little one. I'm praying for your family and for him. I hope that you get the help and guidance you need right now.
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