Welcome Baby Abigail Grace.
Your last week inside your mommy and the two weeks since you’ve been born have been way too interesting! Dire diagnoses (bilateral pleural effusions, severe hydrops, chylothorax) and even worse prognoses (70-90% chance of imminent death), a high risk delivery at Albany Medical Center (with more than a dozen people scrubbed and waiting in the OR just for you), over a week in the AMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, then a ride in a fixed wing plane outfitted specifically for you that flew all the way to Philadelphia (plus ambulances rides to and from the airports, equipped with ventilators, and nurses, and nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists). Now you are at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia(CHOP), being seen by the theirchylothorax/lymphmatic team. We are hoping and praying that a trip to the imaging center on Monday 8/13/18 will fix you up ‘good as new’.
Frankly my dear, we cannot wait for you to become a nice, boring, unremarkable baby that has nothing better to do than nurse, snuggle, poop, and nurse some more. And then grow up to be a toddler that chases her big brother around the yard.
Welcome, Abby. We are so glad you are here. Let’s get on when the nice, boring work of being a baby. Ok?
May all babies be born into loving hands
PS: Please check out the LCM Blog for updates and information on Baby Abby and her family.
Loving thoughts and prayers appreciated!