Day 2 In the life of Cecil Kobe Garbutt was pretty much calm as he had continuous medication of sedation. Babies that are intubated cannot have a normal lifestyle of a young baby, they cannot move around, get hyper or excited and rarely even play.
CK had a LOT of energy from when he was in my tummy, especially whenever I would take in my Caramel Frappe from McDonald, I craved McDonald Frappe Daily. Therefore, Sedation was a MUST.
CDH babies have numerous tests and procedures that need to complete right after birth. Tests such as crays, blood tests, blood pressure, echocardiogram and other monitoring procedures which they were unable to do while in the womb. Inside the womb the ultrasound only shows CDH, generally, but does not show the severity, or how much work will need to be done when baby is born.
Remember I mentioned, he was born a little purple color and not crying, known as "Cyanotic" which some doctors do prefer they do not cry and strain their underdevelop…
June 10th 2015
Meeting with my OB Doctor.
It was surely a long wait... and expense? Whooy, don't even ask. We all know what it's like for non citizens in the US.
The OB Doctor was very nice and friendly, he asked for a brief explanation of what I know, what I have been told by previous doctors, and what I understand about the situation I am in. As an avid reader I googled CDH and Youtube CDH survivors every hour of the day I had free I was reading about CDH, the process and what to expect during delivery. Even thou I read a lot it is nothing like actually going through the process and having that skipping heart beat. He did a general check up to a pregnant woman, and later an ultra sound to see how CK's heart beat is doing and the flow of the blood between his heart and his lung this is done through an 'Echo'. Babies with CDH tend to suffer from high blood pressure 'pulmonary hypertension' and the main concern with the blood pressure is the pressure of the…