Friday, December 17, 2010

A Beautiful Grandson!

I just wanted to give the news about our new grandbaby. My daughter went to the doctor on Monday afternoon and the doctor was a little concerned that the baby would be pretty big and my daughter is not a big girl, and since her due date was on Sunday, they decided that she would be induced. We went in on Monday morning and did a first level round of inducement, which just meant that they would give her a very small dose of medication (I don't remember the name right now) to get her body ready for labor and to see if she would go into labor on her own. This lasted for 12 hours with 2 more doses. Nothing much happened.

She was then given pitocin and for the next few hours she was progressing pretty well. After 2 hours of pushing (!) our baby boy was born and not doing too well. The cord had been wrapped around his neck and he was blue. He was rushed to the team of pediatric workers, they got him breathing but they did want to do some testing. They found blood on his brain and was then transferred to a hospital in Chicago so that he could be watched by a neurosurgeon. Today, he seems to be doing pretty well. He is off the oxygen, eating and doing all the things a newborn should be doing. The blood on his brain is stable, which means it isn't growing, but he may still need surgery. My daughter and son-in-law are waiting for the neurosurgeon to examine him and tell them if surgery would be necessary.

We are, of course, hoping that he won't need surgery and that he will be able to come home soon. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated. By the way, his name is Noah Jonathan. He was 8 lb 4 oz and 21 inches and he is absolutely beautiful if I do say so myself :)

I will continue to update as I have news.


Rhonda said...

oh, yes he will be in prayers. You will all be in my prayers.

Trica (Tree' - ka) said...

He's in my prayers, as well as the rest of you.

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on the little boy! Praying for him and your family. I'm sure this is a very scary time for all of you.

Barbara said...

Well congratulations Darcy on your new little one, I sure will be praying that God intercedes and removes all that blood from his brain, and no surgery will be necessary, God bless you and your family and know you are prayed for.
Lots of hugs Barbara

Erin said...

A boy?! Yippee! Definitely in our prayers, but we're sure so happy to hear you got a boy to balance out all those little girls! Oh, the next few years are going to be fun for you.