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Old 05-24-2008, 01:40 AM
 
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oh mama. sending light and love to you and your sweet oliver.

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Old 05-24-2008, 01:52 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I just love you ladies so much. I am in my own home tonight for optimal rest. And I couldn't be here if he wasn't doing so well...I just had to tell you all what happened before we headed home for a pizza and some sleep in our own bed...

Oliver POOPED!!! I never thought I'd be so excited to see meconium. His bowels are moving. His breathing tube came out today and he hasn't needed any assistance. He's off 3 or 4 of his medications. He's moving his mouth and licking his lips. He's FREAKING AMAZING! The bruising is slowly clearing up around his face, and get this...he still hasn't had to go under the bili lights even though he is processing all this extra blood that swelled up his head, his liver is keeping up. He has peed twice what was given him today so, like if you drank a glass of water but peed out two glasses...which means he's processing all that fluid and flushing it on his own. They say around Monday or Tuesday I will get to hold him. I still am waiting to see his beautiful eyes open up and meet mine for the first time. Maybe tomorrow. They may start feeds Monday now that his intestines are "online"...it's like watching his whole body come back online after a "reboot"...he amazes me every moment.

We still don't and won't know the full extent of damage that was done...until more testing happens next week but he sure seems to show us major things on the outside. I just know in my heart that he's doing amazing things on the inside too.

I have to hold true to my word and get his blog current, so I won't update on here anymore...I know it's a ddc, and I appreciate the time and love you guys have poured into us. Please continue to pray and check out our bloggie. I will stick around here-I'm so excited for our ddc as our month begins to wind down.

I'm so glad to see so many of our mama's that were "in waiting" with me have delivered. We have such sweet sweet birth stories to share...congrats to you all! I'll be reading when I can

Much love to you all
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You have me in tears! I am so happy for you and will continue to keep baby Oliver and your entire family in my prayers! What an amazing recovery and I hope he has no lasting effects.

((((((MarchWillow & Oliver)))))))

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You are amazing Mama, and I'm sure Oliver has inherited some of that strength!
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~~~~~~~~Update below:
Friday afternoon: I cannot tell you the response that my baby has made in the couple days since birth. The thousands of prayers lifting him to God, and the thoughts of light and healing and hope have given us so much progress. He will live and claim great victory in that. They say that he will have some kind of permanent damage from the "injury" to his brain-the lack of oxygen and sugar. They think the cord that was so loose at birth that we couldn't believe could have been the issue, was actually strangling him in utero for a couple weeks prior to birth. My labor and delivery actually manipulated his body in a way that it loosened his cord. But the stress before hand drained him of his blood sugars, and taxed his body very very hard, most importantly his brain. How badly his brain is injured will tell us how much he will recover. It's all about what Oliver's "normal" is and getting him to that normal. We will be in NICU at least one more week. I have started up a blog site, with my birth story...and will over the next few days get things to current time.

We still need a miracle. We still need recovery. We see so much hope: he sucks a paci. His ventilator is coming out today in an hour from now. His kidneys have not fully shut down and he has only had very very small siezures and only a couple of them. Please I beg of you, do not stop praying and thinking of our little boy-it means the world to us! And-he also has three older brothers that are affected by this too. This is their baby too, and it hurts them too, and it's so hard for me to try to be there for everyone and have everyone feel loved and okay.



I really have been there. All my prayers to you and yours.
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You have such a positive, warm energy radiating from you. I know your son feels it very, very strongly. Love to you and your sweetie.

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Much love and strength to you mama. I read your blog and am still shaking my head at your amazing resiliency that you share with your son.

Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
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I'll be praying for precious little Oliver (and your whole family).
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Still praying for your little boy and the rest of your family.
Thank you so much for the update, what a strong little one you have!
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sending love & light to you and your family, oliver is strong and amazing.

lots of love mama!

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I am so happy to hear that baby Oliver is improving steadily. Your family (it breaks my heart to think of your other boys going through this too) is in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be as you go through this.

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I am glad to hear he is doing better. Oliver, you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and heart. I hope that he continues to recover, and suprises everyone. Lots of hugs and love.
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Crying tears of joy to hear that he is doing so well :. You and your family have amazing strength. I can't wait until I have a few minutes to read your blog. Lots of love mama .

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thank you for the update, I continue to have Oliver & your family in my prayers.
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prayers and good thoughts sent

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Your story, and the strength and love you and your family have shown, brought tears to my eyes. I will pray for Oliver and for all of you.


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Thank you so much for the update. I can't tell you how happy I am that Oliver is showing improvement! Lots of love and good thoughts coming your way.

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Following your blog and sending oliver much love and prayers.

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I will continue praying and pas your story along for more prayers momma. Be strong in this trying time.

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Thank you for the update! I promise no lapse in prayers :
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I tried to post a comment on your blog, but my computer won't show the verification letters... anyway, here's what I said:

That's great you get to kangaroo hold him! I look forward to reading more good news about lil (or not so little!) Ollie! *hugs*
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MarchWillow, I just read your story (I'm from the April ddc but ended up w/ a may 10 baby). I live just up the hill from you (auburn) and wanted to tell you I'm praying for you. Is there anything that you need right now that I might be able to provide in my limited state of pp mobility?

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I am praying for you and your little Oliver.
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I am prying hard for you and your boy. holding you in the light
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I just read this today. I'll be sending so much love and strength to you and your baby. I am in Maryland right now, but moving home to Sacramento on Saturday. My youngest dd was in the NICU at Sutter Memorial because she was 7 weeks early, and when we were there a close friend of mine from elementary school had her son in the NICU as well. We were able to support each other and have become very close. I hope you and your friend and both your babies come through this together. After I get home, if there is any way I can help, let me know.
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I'm praying for Oliver. Sweet baby.

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Thank you for the update . . . I checked out your log and he is a beautiful boy! We will keep Oliver in our prayers.

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Thinking of you and your little one.

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Oliver sounds like one tough little guy. He'll continue to be in my thoughts...

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