Eliza's first day
Sorry, got tired of the facebook status so we decided to create a blog instead.
On Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, our third baby daughter was born. Eliza Madeline Gort came in at 7 lbs. 9 oz., our largest baby yet! It was a rather routine c-section.
However, later that night an unexpected turn of events occurred with Eliza's health. Her bilirubin levels climbed exceedingly high, to a point where major brain function can be impaired if they continue to elevate.
She needed to be treated with an exchange transfusion - a typically routine procedure that replaces her blood w/o toxins and helps her rid high bili levels quicker.
Prior to the transfusion, however, an air embolism in the catheter caused her major trauma, and Eliza had to be resuscitated for approximately 40 mins.
Typically such an event causes many 'after-shocks' such as seizures that can result in further brain damage. Saturday morning and day was hit or miss as far as stability but she eventually made minor steps in the right direction.