Thursday, January 17, 2002

Day 11

Kevin & I are proud new parents as of Jan 6th. We had a home water birth; labor & delivery was perfect. 8 and ½ hours of labor, & she was born. However, our daughter was showing seizure activity & it was decided to go to the hospital for further evaluation.

She has been in Newborn Intensive Care ever since. They have stabilized her seizures with medication. The problem is, the medication makes her very sleepy & she doesn't wake up very often for me to try & feed her, so she has a feeding tube in her nose.

They are running lots of tests to determine why she is having seizures & to also determine the extent of the brain damage that she has suffered due to the seizures.

They have pretty much said she can't come home until she is feeding by mouth. Everyday there seems to be a little more improvement (when I can catch her awake).

Please pray for my husband & I, to give us the strength we need to get through this.

Please pray for our new baby girl Brianna, that the tests come back normal & that she starts feeding on her own.

Thank you for your support.

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