Mim's Knitting Frenzy

Follow the dark and skeery path into the dank recesses of Miriam's mind. There you will find many a knitting needle and the occasional ominous crochet hook. Sinister looking book presses and towering stacks of paper. Where various handcrafts lurk waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting...

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Tiny Baby update

Thanks for all the concern and support. If I get a chance to talk to Julia, I'll relay all the well wishes.

Still no news on his name, but Julia is doing alright. She's pretty tired and hasn't been able to get up to go see the baby in the NICU, but he seems to be doing alright. He got pretty worn out and stopped breathing on his own, so he's intubated now. The chambers in his heart aren't fully formed, but that's pretty normal, they could close up the holes on their own, but if they don't then they'll have to do some surgery when he's a bit bigger. They've done some blood work and an MRI, so they're just waiting to hear the results on those. The MRI could tell them if he's going to have any developmental problems.

Turns out the her placenta was pulling away from the uterus wall, and I guess that combined with the toxemia made them decide to deliver the baby. It sounds like everything will be ok, perhaps some surgery and maybe a slightly developmentally delayed child, but we've dealt with that before. My nephew Aiden has had numerous surgeries and treatments (for his GI tube and the stitches to make his esophogus smaller to stop the reflux, plus his crossed eyes and casting his club feet). It's hard to do, but at least the little guy is alive, and that's what counts.