Christina - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter was born on Christmas Eve. I had tested negative for GBS just a week before and never thought in a million years that my baby would get sick from it and almost die. She is still in the NICU. She has been deemed healthy as of right now but from being on the vent and the TPN and having feedings gavaged, she isn't eating on her own like she should be. At this point, we aren't sure when she will be able to come home with us because we keep having set backs. She will have a very good day and then the next few days don't go as well but I know things will come together here sooner or later.
At this point, I really wish there was some other way for them to screen for GBS, like something they could do when you are in labor so that no one else has to go through what we have been through the last few weeks. I know that we have been very lucky with this GBS stuff because many babies have a much worse outcome. I shudder when I think of all of the what if's that could have happened and didn't with my little princess.