This post title says it all. Micah's LIFE was SAVED twice yesterday. We owe it all to two of our TEAM 4 nurses, Lauren and Tara. We REALLY don't know how to thank them, there is NOTHING we could gift them that could equate to what they have done for us.
There is nothing worse than seeing someone fighting for their life let alone your own little helpless newborn. We witnessed Lauren and Tara reviving our little girl, yes I said "reviving." I know, it's still not REAL to me either but what is real is our baby girl breathing again.
I thought it would never happen.
When we arrived yesterday around 9am she had already been revived once. We were very upset that we were not there to be with Micah during that critical time. However, after witnessing the 2nd event we were glad we didn't have to watch her suffer twice. It was absolutely horrible to see her struggle for just 1 simple breath that we all take for granted every second of every day. Again Micah is teaching us another lesson: Hug the ones you love NOW because you have no idea when they will be taken from you. This was such a close call for us and every day now is a HUGE success in my eyes. We are so lucky to be able to have her "soulful" eyes staring right back at us. (one of my friends mentioned that Micah has such deep soulful eyes and it was such a great way to describe them- Thanks Voula)
Momma's never letting go......
These two episodes were caused by excess fluid in the back of her throat that ended up blocking her airway. We think she was pooling her saliva(because she can't swallow strong enough) and then she refluxed and the combination of both was deadly. After Micah's two episodes the doctors and nurses decided to put her on SIPAP, which is basically a very strong dose of oxygen flowing through her nose in order to expand her lungs. This will keep her airway open and it will push any fluid back down her throat or out through her mouth. Keep in mind we suction her mouth every hour to help her handle her saliva. She is already HIGH MAINTENANCE...LOL!
This is what the SIPAP looks like. Of course, Micah makes this ugly apparatus look so cute. I love her. She looks like a little baby rhino or unicorn. ADORBS!
Happy 1 Month to Micah!!!
We will make her pay when she gets older for giving us a
heart attack and lots of gray hair on her 1 month birthday....lol
We are waiting to hear what the next step is in order to prevent these episodes from happening again. For the time being the SIPAP will keep her safe but we REALLY REALLY need her to start swallowing stronger. So please say some prayers in hopes that this will happen sooner than later.
We REALL REALLY Heart Micah!