Checking in for the first time in a long time...

Discussion in 'Every Day's A Magical Holiday' started by MissBrittany, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. MissBrittany

    MissBrittany Santa's Elves

    Carson was born at 10:43 pm on Tuesday April 12 via Ceasarean after 5 days of early labor, over 27 hours of active labor, Pitocin and Cerdavil to augment, meconium in broken waters, 2 failed epidurals, 2 attempts at pushing and the discovery that he was occiput posterior (upside down) after 2 months facing the correct way. I spontaneously developed chorioamnionitis (discovered only once the uterus was open) after my water broke, which passed to baby, causing blood infection. The Ceasarean went relatively well but the baby made no sound for 2 minutes after birth. Carson had a small hole in his lung (now closed), had ingested and swallowed meconium, and was borderline jaundice. He had a spinal tap to rule out meningitis (negative) and was on an oxygen hood, EKG, pulse oximetry, IV antibiotics and fluids, and a tube to empty fluid from the gut and has been recovering in Special Care. DH was able to hold him once stable in the OR but I had to wait 23 hours, until he had stepped down to a nasal cannula and my fever had dropped. He did not feed at all for 36 hours but is well on schedule now. He was treated in the hospital for 10 days (starting Wednesday April 13) with antibiotics for the sepsis. I was discharged Friday April 15 at about 1:30 and boarded with him in the NICU til he was released. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
  2. piratemamaof3boys

    piratemamaof3boys Well-Known Member

    Wow sounds like a lot of trama, so sorry there was so much involved in it. However I am so happy that you are now home w/ a healthy wonderful baby. Congrats to you and the family.

    I love the name Carson :)
  3. Colleen in PA

    Colleen in PA New Member

    I am sorry you had such a hard time. It sounds like little Carson is a fighter! I am sending prayers and hugs your way. It must feel so good to be home with him at last. Hang in there and know that your friends at MHH are here for you!
  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    MissBritanny I understand your pain...I had a hard time having my 1st child too, but what counts now is that Carson is healthy and thriving.

    Enjoy your new family!
  5. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Oh my gosh MissBrittany. I am so glad this has improved and both of you are home. Know that you and Carlson are prayed about daily.

    I would question why the OB doctor did not notice Carlson was not in correct position for birth until there were problems. When I worked L&D (many many years ago), as a nurse, when I would check a patient I could feel if baby was in the correct position.
  6. Pam Spaur

    Pam Spaur Well-Known Member

    Brittany, praise the Lord for you and your baby! Carson will grow up to be a big, healthy, wonderful young man. You have been thru a lot, but the best is yet to come. God bless you and your little family, and congratulations!!! I'm so very happy for you! Another MHH baby for us to love!!
  7. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member


    PTL all is well now!
  8. teachermomof2

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    Congrats Brittany! I'm so glad that both you and Carson are home and healthy.
  9. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Brittany, so glad to see your post! Knew Carson had to be here by now. I am so very glad that all is okay now. :) Very scary with a baby. Jaymee stayed a week after she was born. Hope you are resting well. Going to your blog now to see if pictures are posted or not. Congrats to you and the new daddy!
  10. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    :( no pictures! That is okay tho. Take care.
  11. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Brittany, congratulations on Carson! What a journey you have already with this little new man in your life! So glad to hear that you are home and both of you are doing well.
  12. MissBrittany

    MissBrittany Santa's Elves

    Thank you ladies. Things were rough for a bit but we are all doing much better now. I'll be sure to post some pics on my blog soon, and to keep you all updated. :)
  13. MissBrittany

    MissBrittany Santa's Elves

    2 pics up on my blog!
  14. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    Brittany~he is just precious! I love how you can see his personality coming through in the 2 month picture. Congrats again!
  15. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    You are so blessed. I love him in the basket. Great idea for a photo shoot.
  16. halimer

    halimer Well-Known Member

    What a beautiful baby. So glad that you and Carson are doing well.

  17. DawnSu

    DawnSu Active Member

    MissBrittany, soo glad to hear u both r well now.. Pics are awesome.. have one with my first born in a basket.. they make great pics... He is such a doll.....sooo good to be back in MHH, as I have been mia for months...
    God bless, DawnSu

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