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.
(To anyone who missed kmackey's post and doesn't know what this is about, http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/50636)
Sure, the very best wishes and congratulations coming Kristie's way
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.
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.
wow.......sounds like it's going to be a bit of a ride....i wish you all well!
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.
Best thoughts and wishes for all of you. The doctor sounds wonderful.
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.
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!
Love and best wishes.
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!
Hoping the best for your family. How many weeks gestation when Brionna was born, if you don't mind me asking?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hey Katie, how is the little one doing and yourself, and your family?
Picture! Picture! Picture!
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.
Say, Cags, do you think my skin looks a little dry?
im trying but its not working. I dont know if its facebook or just me
It's just tricky to learn. Everyone has trouble posting pics here at first.
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.
ok I dont promote my hubs on FB though. Only my family and friends are on there...lol
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.
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.
I hope so. Yes they said a week earlier and her chances of servival would of been much less.
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.
That's wonderful news! And she's beautiful!
Have a safe drive home.
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.
Hope all is well with little Brianna! She's obviously a fighter! Thinking of you and your family!
my prayers for you , your daughter and your grand daughter. God give you all life and happiness
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.)
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