Monday, December 15, 2008

Ruby's Birth

Lisa asked me if Ruby had to have surgery when she was born ,so I'm going to tell a little about Ruby's birth. Ruby didn't have to have any surgery but she did have to have blood products due to the fact that her umbilical cord ruptured(my o.b. said this was very rare,there was also no amniotic fluid left and I had no leakage of fluid before her birth) as soon as she was born so she lost some blood,she also had low blood platelets because of this.She was having trouble breathing so she had to have oxygen for about a week.They kept lines going into her belly button so they wouldn't have to stick her so much and for antibiotics.She had to stay in the NICU for two weeks. She has no heart problems,she did have a small hole that all babies have that closed up slower for her but at her heart check up last month the cardiologist said everything was good.Her heart rate was very low during delivery and they were getting ready to do a c-section when she decided to come on down:)
My O.B. scheduled her delivery just three days before she was due just because I tend to have large babies,if he hadn't delivered her early he said she could have died from a ruptured umbilical cord he has had babies that have died from that but it is rare.So she is such a blessing!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow, that sounds pretty frightening! Thank goodness everything turned out okay. Finn was born at home but it became clear shortly after he was born that something was wrong so we had to rush him to the ER where they discovered a duodenal atresia (bowel obstruction), so he had surgery to repair that and spent his first two weeks of life in the NICU like Ruby did. It was a very hard time for all of us. Finn was also born with 2 holes in his heart: a VSD which closed on its own, and an ASD which is very small and is being monitored every 3 months.