My precious son Ethan was born today at 7:48am weighing 6lbs 14oz! He is just adorable and truly a blessing! Here is run down on how things have gone so far today!
I arrived at the hospital at 5am and they began prepping me for the c section. I arrived in the OR at 6:50 and they began to do my spinal block, things didn't go so well with the spinal. I have a mild case of scoliosis and I did make sure the anesthesiologist was well aware of this. He began to look for the right place to put in the spinal and he began "fishing" around in my back. After 25min it was finally over with and he finally got it in (after sticking me repeatedly up and down my spine) But the pain was all gone so it was ok! They made the first incision and brought in my hubby to sit beside my head..honestly I didnt feel a thing until they pressed really hard on my tummy to help Ethan come out! Once Ethan was out I didn't hear a cry..I began to worry and asked whats going on and the nurse by my head said he was fine, they are just taking him in the other room to clean him up. A few mins later a nurse came over and asked Greg if he would like to go and meet out son while they finished stitching me, so Greg went. When he came back he had snuck and took 2 pictures so I could see him! (We werent allowed to take pics in the OR) Greg then informed me the reason Ethan didn't cry when he came out was because he had swollowed fluid. He told me that he was ok now though and they said it wasn't a big deal. After they finished doing my sutures they took me to recovery where I stayed until 11a. They then wheeled me in my bed to the NICU to meet my son! When I got there I was completely startled, Ethan is on a ventilator and is 100% dependant on it. They told me that they didnt expect him to be on it but 2-3 days but that if he was on it a week there was a procedure they woould do to make him better. My precious son was sound asleep as I layed there staring at him..he cooed and cooed which I find so darling! It brought me to tears! They then took me back to recovery where I remained again until 1p when they finally brought me to my own room. I haven't been able to go and see Ethan again bc of the pain I am in and the IV and catheter. I was told once those are removed I will be able to go see him. They said that they will probably remove them around 10p tonight but they aren't making in promises. Greg has been going to check on Ethan very regularly! At the last visit Greg was told they have done a ultrasound on his brain but the results were still not back, they also said they had done a x-ray of his chest and his lungs are immature (now mind you that I had a amino yesterday and was told his lungs were very mature) but they said that he is no longer turning blue while he is awake and fussy. They have had to sedate him a few times because he gets so upset while awake that he has severe trouble breathing, they also said they have to hold him in place until he falls asleep because he refuses to stay in the position they need him in. (That's my little fighter!!!) As of right now we have not heard much about his spina bifida...we do know the sac is low on his back and it is covered with skin! We believe it is measuring at 2 1/2in like predicted yesterday. The neurosurgeon has yet to arrive to the hospital to evaluate him or talk to us, but we are being told they will more than likely not do his surgery until tomm or thur. They said this will not make anything worse than it is or put him at a risk for infection since the sac is closed by skin.
I want to thank everyone for the love and support and prayers that have been given to us! I ask that you all continue to pray for my son as the next week is going to be a struggle for him as well as Greg and I. I know God is in control as I have said many times before, and I am letting go of my worries and giving them all to the Lord!