Monday, February 25, 2013

Baby Zoey & Extended Stay in Louisiana

Doing what Aunt Kelli does best - harassing baby cheeks

My precious little punkin, Zoey, is in NICU at the moment. She was fine the first 24 hours after birth, but then her sats dropped out of nowhere. The situation was resolved, but her O2 is not stable while she's sleeping.

Apnea is suspected, so they will conduct a sleep study Tuesday overnight. It could be Friday before the results come back, and she could spend another week in NICU after that while treatment is discussed and put into action.

This has been unexpected, as Zoey's vitals were spot-on at birth. Born a couple weeks early, but the doc admits to possibly being a bit off on the due date. She was 7.5 pounds and 20 inches. Perfect. We do realize our family has a history with sleep apnea and sudden infant death, and that has been made known to the medical staff. My brother and sis-in-law are understandably very upset, but I admire their strength more than they know. They are amazing parents, as I knew they would be.

I intended to only stay in Louisiana two nights, but I've been here since the 19th and will be staying through March 2nd. I appreciate my brother for letting me live on his couch this long. I've done my best to stay out of the way and help out as much as possible...rolling walker in tow.

Pray for Zoey. She's the sweetest thing in the world and I love her so much.