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.
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.
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.
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). So glad to see she's seeming strong. One day at a time, I guess.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.)