September 13th UPDATE
Wow, it has
been a very long 48 hours. Lenah Olivia Wray was delivered by c-section
at 9:03 AM Thursday, September 12, 2013. She weighed 7lbs 3 oz. I do
not yet know her length. Her apgar scores were 8 and 9. She
is doing very well at this time. Her oxygen stats are staying up
pretty well and they even decided to feed her today. Sometimes, they do
not feed babies with Lenah's heart condition by mouth until after their
first heart surgery. I was able to see her briefly in the operating
room and hopefully will be able to see her in the CVICU tomorrow.
I started hemorrhaging a couple of hours after she was delivered
and had to be taken back into the OR under general anesthesia for a
D&C and a balloon catheter was placed to prevent bleeding. We are
waiting on a final hemoglobin count in the morning to decide if I need a
blood transfusion or not. My count had dropped from 12 pre-birth down
to 6 or 7 after the hemorrhage. I spent Thursday evening and Friday
morning in kind of a hazy blur. I experienced some pretty scary moments
yesterday and I really appreciate all of you praying for me. I feel
very weak and extremely sore, but am beginning to feel more like my
self. I do not know how long they plan to keep me here in the hospital,
but I will post as I know more.
At this time,
the big consult for Lenah's treatment plan is scheduled for Monday
morning. James was told that after looking at her first trans thoracic
echo cardiogram her aortic arch is indeed very small and she will most
likely need a single ventricular path of repair. So it looks like we
are looking at having the Norwood procedure done very soon. We will let
you all know more as we have more information.
Now, for pictures!