Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Baby Rhonda is here~
Posted Today at 02:39 PM
I'm a grandma again (#3). Baby Rhonda was born today by emergency C-section at approx 1:08pm- she weighted in at 2 lb, 15 oz. 14 3/4" long.
CJ called me this morning saying they were going to do an amniocentesis to see if her mystery infection had reached baby. For reasons I'm not clear on, they canceled the procedure and decided to go ahead and deliver.
They said she has an infection of the uterus and its spread through her blood to her whole body and its infected the baby as well. The baby's heart rate is fine right now and the doctors don't seem to worried but shes only at 31.5 weeks and that's just dangerously early.
Mom and baby are on antibiotics. Baby was coughing up infected amniotic fluid. Mom may get to go home in 4-5 days, Baby will remain until Mid April.
I'll update as I get more news. CJ did indicate early on in this pregnancy, she does not intend to have any more children, this will be her one Miracle.
3: 20pm: I just talked to CJ, they are doing fine. They determined she has endometritis (infection of the uterine lining)
Thank you for your thoughts, and keep them coming! We're gonna need all the help we can get.