Georgia greeted us July 6, 2012 at 10:17am at Alta View Hospital. She weighed in at 6 pounds 5 ounces and 19 inches long. The labor and delivery went very smoothly. I went natural and even though it was extremely painful, it was uneventful until she was born. Georgia has had an exciting, eventful, and scary moments in her life. Hopefully we are over them and everything will continue to progress positively.
Day 1 July 6, 2012
A few minutes after birth, Georgia stopped breathing and had a dramatic drop in heart rate. She was resuscitated and given oxygen. She strained to breathe on her own for a few hours, wheezing and grunting with every breathe, and she failed to breathe hard enough to oxygenate the blood and expel CO2. Her CO2 levels got dangerously high and her poor little body was exhausted from trying to breath on her own for hours that she just couldn't do it anymore. Life flight was called and arrived to transport her to Primary Childrens Medical Center. The wonderful Life Flight nurses intubated her and placed 2 umbilical lines; one in the artery,to monitor her CO2 levels, and one in the vein for IV access. She was Life Flighted to Primarys where she was hooked up to a ventilator so she could relax and recoup while the machine did the breathing for her. Georgia was born at 36 weeks and 2 days, so the neonatalogist, Georgia's doctor at the hospital, also orders Surfactant to help open up her immature lungs because that is what they were thinking was her diagnosis, Acute Respiratory Distress due to premature birth. One of the hardest part of the day for me was letting my baby go because I couldn't be discharged until 24 hours after delivery. Steve went to Primarys with Georgia and my mom stayed with me. That was one of the hardest nights of my life.
|About an hour after she was born in the nursery hooked on oxygen and an IV in her left hand.|
|When it was decided that Georgia was going to Primarys, I was able to hold her until Life Flight arrived to take her away.|
|Georgia being loaded into Life Flight, being transported to Primary Childrens Medical Center|
|Arrived safely at Primarys|