They found the heartbeat right away and monitored me for hours, but then they did an ultrasound and while the heartbeat was fine, there really was no movment. The admitted me to a labor room; an d at about 7am his heartrate dropped very low and after trying different positions it wouldn't go back up - I was suddenly wheeled away for an emergency c section. I was so scared!
I was put under general aneshetic and they delivered him in something like 8 mins. He is 32 weeks and was born at 4lb10oz.
It seems to have been an abrupted placenta that we were really lucky to have noticed so quickly. Lachlan lost a lot of blood and was born very pale and has been having transfusions. He's in a critical condition and is oh so weak. He takes a few breaths of his ownper minute but is on a ventilator. I got to see him and touch his hand - just broke my heart poor little fella. The next 48 hours are critical for him so I'm praying and hoping be pulls through.
I'm so tired so I hope this message makes sense... I'm really still in such shock.
August 2010 ; April 2009; m/c 2008
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet son. I hope he'll grow and thrive quickly.
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
Attached, homeschooling mom to Sam (10), Henry (8), Clara (5--now in public school Kindergarten) and Noah (2)
Mama to two sweet boys, a 7yo and a toddler .
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
Mama to my little social butterfly 6/13/09