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
((((((MarchWillow & Oliver)))))))
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.
Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Breeder Mama: = wife to an amazing man + mama to J-Bear (07/02) and E-Train (06/08), nanny to Little Bird (07/10).
SAHM to 6.5yo DS and 4yo DD. PCOS with two early m/cs. Married 8 yrs. Certified birth doula, writer, editor.
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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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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein
Anne, Mama to Conner 2/27/04 Gabrielle 2/6/06 W/LMC-TCS, Neurogenic Bladder, AFO & KAFO wearer, Neurogenic Bowel & Delaney 5/12/08 & Beethoven & Gizmo