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Warmest Thoughts, Sincerest Well Wishes to kmackey, baby, and Mom

  1. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    kmackey, I know words aren't going to make this frightening time any easier for your daughter, you, or your family; but I can only imagine how many "zillions" of well  wishes and prayers will be coming in your direction just from your friends at HubPages, alone (let alone from all those people in your "offline life").

    So, inadequate as something like this forum thread is, thoughts and prayers to you, little Brionna, her Mom, and the rest of your family. 

    http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z118/GallardoMiguel/Flowers/167877.jpg





    (To anyone who missed kmackey's post and doesn't know what this is about, http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/50636)

  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Sure, the very best wishes and congratulations coming Kristie's way smile

  3. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    wow, i had no idea there was anything wrong with her or her family.  however, i hope where ever she is, that she's okay.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  4. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Thanks so much everyone.. Brionna was flown to Pittsburg PA late last night. Shes still hanging in strong but she had to have a blood transfusion and the blood wasnt circulating in her toes so they had to fly her out by helicopter from Dubois to Pittsburg to have her IV moved from her belly to her chest so she dont loose a couple toes as they were turning purple.

  5. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    This has all just happened so fast. My daughter is 16 and I dont think the reality of things has really quite hit her yet. I have been making all the medical decisions on her baby as she seems to still be in a cloud over it all.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow.......sounds like it's going to be a bit of a ride....i wish you all well!

  6. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Hey - I was just heading off for the day and saw your post here.  Glad I did.  I've been wondering (and I'm betting a lot of others on here have been too).   smile  So glad to see she's seeming strong.  One day at a time, I guess.  smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes thats what the doctors are telling me. Her doctor is from Egypt, he is supper nice. He said, he is not God but he will treat my daughters child as if she were his own. He was still with her at the hospital last night at 8pm when she was flown out to Pittsburg.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Best thoughts and wishes for all of you. The doctor sounds wonderful.

  8. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    You, your daughter and your granddaughter are in my thoughts. I know what an emotional time this is for you. Just keep thinking really good thoughts, and continue to be a good role model and strong support for your daughter.

  9. thisisoli profile image61
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I am sure it will all come out great, medical science is pretty good nowadays, and a circulatory problem is something that can be managed, treated and repaired, sometimes even without surgery.

    Look forward to all the great times you will soon be having with the new family member!

  10. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Love and best wishes. smile

  11. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the update. I've been wondering how the baby is doing. I'm glad you have such a great doctor and that your daughter has such a wonderful mother!

  12. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Hoping the best for your family.  How many weeks gestation when Brionna was born, if you don't mind me asking?

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      24 weeks and 5 days. The doctor said if she had been born under 24 weeks she would not be with us now so those 5 days made a difference.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is really early! Still, they can do wonders nowadays and I'm sure she'll be fine, but she has a long hard road ahead of her. Will be thinking of you and your family in the coming weeks. Keep us posted, won't you?
        ps got a photo? she must be TINY! I've got a couple of photos of 24 week babies on my childbirth hub and they are so cute, but fragile!

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yea I have photos, not sure if I know how to upload to hear though... lol

      2. rmcrayne profile image94
        rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        Actually we had many, many 23 week premies in our NICU.  And statistically the difference in the odds for complications and survival are quite astounding for 23 wks 2 days vs 23 wks 6 days.

        I'll certainly be sending good thoughts your way.  Prepare yourself for the marathon, not a sprint.  Brionna will likely be in NICU until at least her due date. 

        I suggest you research Developmental Care.  I have a hub on DC in the NICU, which should have some helpful links.

        All the best.

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yep, they did say if she makes it atleast 3 months..

  13. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Best wishes to you and your's. I'm sure it will all work out, but I'm sending good energy ya'll's way anyhow. Hang in there girl.

  14. Jane@CM profile image62
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    Hugs, warm wishes & prayers for you & your family.

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Katie, how is the little one doing and yourself, and your family? smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Its Kristie Cagsil, but were are hanging in there and she still is too...

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, I've seen other people use that name. lol

  16. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I'm only human. lol Every so often I shoot myself in the foot. lol

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh thats ok... lol

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        But, I am glad to hear you and family hanging in. smile

  17. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Picture! Picture! Picture!

  18. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    I'm at that stage where I just love babies. Mine are all grown up, but not yet producing new ones for me, so I have to drool over other's people's babies these days.

  19. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Say, Cags, do you think my skin looks a little dry?

  20. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago
  21. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    im trying but its not working. I dont know if its facebook or just me

    1. Pandoras Box profile image82
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's just tricky to learn. Everyone has trouble posting pics here at first.

  22. Pandoras Box profile image82
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    No, not working. You can get the picture's URL, by right-clicking on the image on facebook and then hitting the properties tab to see the url or address where the picture is stored, then post that URL address here with [img]in front of it and[/img] behind it.

  23. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs240.snc4/39325_136522273056172_100000952005563_166815_3410438_n.jpg

  24. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Kristie, I sent an invite to be friends on FB. smile



    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs152.ash2/40939_1367758243870_1529121761_900004_2231136_n.jpg

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol oh u got that one... ok

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, I got that one. lol

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ok I dont promote my hubs on FB though. Only my family and friends are on there...lol

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Then, you might want to exclude me from being a friend. I do promote my hubs on FB and I don't think it would be cool if my hubs showed up on your wall.

            I'm sorry. But, I'll keep you as a friend here though. smile

            1. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh thats ok that you promote them ewww but i dont want my family knowing I write.. weird huh? lol cuz if they follow a link of urs then they may see me... lol

    2. Pandoras Box profile image82
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aww, the little sweetie. The pics really bring across what you're going through, K. Gotta be extremely tough, emotionally draining. Hang in there, cause there's not much else you can do, but know that all of our good thoughts and/or prayers are with you and your's throughout this.

      That baby has a rough start, but hold on the fact that birth didn't come a week earlier, when things would have been much tougher. I believe you'll be holding that delightful grandchild of your's laughing and pooping in your arms very soon.

  25. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs263.snc4/39512_1367739243395_1529121761_899992_4912765_n.jpg

  26. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I hope so. Yes they said a week earlier and her chances of servival would of been much less.

  27. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    She would be alive if all the machines werent helping her

  28. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Just alittle update. Brionna looked so much better yesterday when we went to Pittsburg. Her eyes have opened up and we are driving back in the morning.

  29. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    That's wonderful news!  And she's beautiful!

    Have a safe drive home. smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Beth. Well Brionna didnt have a good day a couple days ago. When we got to the hospital the doctors had found a brain bleed. They said this will prolly have life long effects on her. At some point they may have to go in and put in a shunt. Were going back to Pittsburg tommaro morning.

  30. cindyvine profile image86
    cindyvineposted 6 years ago

    Hope all is well with little Brianna!  She's obviously a fighter!  Thinking of you and your family!

  31. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    my prayers for you , your daughter and your grand daughter. God give you all life and happiness

  32. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I imagine a lot of people on here are doing what I've been doing - checking back to see if you've posted any updates.  I suppose it's natural that Brionna in these first several weeks. Even my "big" 34-week premie kept losing weight and losing weight and scaring the heck out of me the first couple of weeks.  Thinking of you and Brionna and watching for her progress.  I can only imagine what an ordeal this all must be for you and her mother.  I wish there were something more constructive, useful, or reassuring to say - but as with so many "ordeals" people go through, sometimes all anyone can do is say they're thinking about you.  (Especially for someone like me, who hasn't, themselves, gone through that particular kind of ordeal.)

  33. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Brionna developed a massive brain bleed. Theres nothing moe the doctors say they can do. The last two weeks have been the hardest in my life. Noone wants to bury a baby...

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, K, I am so sorry. I've been thinking about you and your family a lot.

 
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