Thursday, 9 October 2008

she's here ...


Very quick newsflash:

Eleanor Rose, 6lb 13oz, born Tuesday 7th October at 7.35AM after a 12-hour-ish labour that went very smoothly.

However.

She has a nasal obstruction which means that breathing is hard for her and she can't feed. So we went in an ambulance to Shrewsbury hospital at 3AM on Wednesday morning and she has been in an incubator since then.

She has a shadow on her lungs (speckling) that could be either fluid (which will be naturally reabsorbed) or infection - so they are giving her antibiotics via a drip, just in case.

She has a tube in to her tummy and they have tried to feed her through it; but last night she was a bit sick, so they stopped. They are trying again this afternoon. She is getting everything she needs through the drip, though.

We have been staying at the hospital and have briefly come home for a change of clothes and to see Leo - Ma and sister Natalie have come up to care for him.

I'm fine, physically. Mentally, obviously, we are both slightly basket-casey.

I'll keep you posted.

27 comments:

  1. Anything I say other than *hugs* is going to be superfluous.

    It goes without saying that I wish all of you all the very best of everything.

    Aww, damn, I'm no good at this. I hope and am sure that she'll be fine.

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  2. Anything I say other than *hugs* is going to be superfluous.

    It goes without saying that I wish all of you all the very best of everything.

    Aww, damn, I'm no good at this. I hope and am sure that she'll be fine.

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  3. Will keep you in our thoughts and wishes. Would love to send over a quilt for your new sweet one. Once you catch your breath and everyone is safe, snug and well at home please email me and let me know the details of where I can send it off to.

    hugs,
    christine

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  4. Will keep you in our thoughts and wishes. Would love to send over a quilt for your new sweet one. Once you catch your breath and everyone is safe, snug and well at home please email me and let me know the details of where I can send it off to.

    hugs,
    christine

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  5. Congratulations! You've chosen such pretty names.

    I know you must be worried sick, but remember little babies are a lot tougher than they look.

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  6. Congratulations! You've chosen such pretty names.

    I know you must be worried sick, but remember little babies are a lot tougher than they look.

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  7. Wonderful news - welcome to the new little one. She will be fine.
    Don't let yourselves get too run down.

    GoodTwin

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  8. Wonderful news - welcome to the new little one. She will be fine.
    Don't let yourselves get too run down.

    GoodTwin

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  9. Congratulations - hope you soon have your newest arrival safe at home.

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  10. Oooh I KNEW she was a little lady! I know I really ought to say daft stuff about look after yourselves and get well soon and all that, but nah, I can't stop grinning.
    Beautiful name.
    Yay Eleanor Rose!

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  11. Oooh I KNEW she was a little lady! I know I really ought to say daft stuff about look after yourselves and get well soon and all that, but nah, I can't stop grinning.
    Beautiful name.
    Yay Eleanor Rose!

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  12. Wow, congratulations!

    Fingers crossed she'll be home soon.

    And make sure to look after YOURSELF too, okay?

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  13. Wow, congratulations!

    Fingers crossed she'll be home soon.

    And make sure to look after YOURSELF too, okay?

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  14. Oh wow, what lovely news, and welcome to Eleanor Rose. Loads of love, hugs and postive thoughts. Karen xxxx (one for each of you x and one for luck.)

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  15. Welcome to Eleanor Rose. She will be fine, I know. I guess Leo can't meet her until all risk of infection is past? -- That will be such a treat, to see his reaction to her.

    I knew all along it was a girl. I made a girly blanket. Whenever you get a chance, send the address.

    Congratulations to you all!

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  16. Welcome to Eleanor Rose. She will be fine, I know. I guess Leo can't meet her until all risk of infection is past? -- That will be such a treat, to see his reaction to her.

    I knew all along it was a girl. I made a girly blanket. Whenever you get a chance, send the address.

    Congratulations to you all!

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  17. I'm glad the birthwent well, and Eleanor Rose is a lovely name. My niece is Emily Rose. As for health problems, sending you big hugs, and as the mum of a son who was born six and a half weeks early, I can sympathise. He was in SCBU for three weeks and was only 5lb when he came home. He had quite a few problems to start with, and was on a milk pump for a while. I was told that he had a heart murmur but it turned out that he didn't. He caught up his weight by the time he was 8 months, and is now 16 and plays rugby! Sorry, I'm rambling. All the very best.

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  18. I'm glad the birthwent well, and Eleanor Rose is a lovely name. My niece is Emily Rose. As for health problems, sending you big hugs, and as the mum of a son who was born six and a half weeks early, I can sympathise. He was in SCBU for three weeks and was only 5lb when he came home. He had quite a few problems to start with, and was on a milk pump for a while. I was told that he had a heart murmur but it turned out that he didn't. He caught up his weight by the time he was 8 months, and is now 16 and plays rugby! Sorry, I'm rambling. All the very best.

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  19. All the best, and congratulations. I hope you have her home very soon.

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  20. Hi all,

    @ miteymite
    'I guess Leo can't meet her until all risk of infection is past? -- That will be such a treat, to see his reaction to her.'

    Luckily we had one evening with her when we brought her home before our ace midwife spotted that something worrying was up. So Leo did get chance to meet her and yes it was a treat :-). Stuff like that is keeping us going. Also stuff like you guys comments.

    b
    xx

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  21. Hi all,

    @ miteymite
    'I guess Leo can't meet her until all risk of infection is past? -- That will be such a treat, to see his reaction to her.'

    Luckily we had one evening with her when we brought her home before our ace midwife spotted that something worrying was up. So Leo did get chance to meet her and yes it was a treat :-). Stuff like that is keeping us going. Also stuff like you guys comments.

    b
    xx

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  22. Congratulations! And very best wishes :-)

    My niece is called Eleanor so I approve heartily

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  23. Congratulations! And very best wishes :-)

    My niece is called Eleanor so I approve heartily

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  24. So I wasn't quite so late after all!

    Such a beautiful name ..... I hope the problems are relatively minor and are soon sorted. What a drama to cope with on top of everything.

    You have my immense respect and I'm cheering you on.

    Hugs x

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  25. So I wasn't quite so late after all!

    Such a beautiful name ..... I hope the problems are relatively minor and are soon sorted. What a drama to cope with on top of everything.

    You have my immense respect and I'm cheering you on.

    Hugs x

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