My miracle baby

Tanya - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My pregnancy was uneventful, I mean I had morning sickness and the cyatic nerve pain but other than that I was on the road to delivering a happy and healthy son. Then my due date came and went and soon 9 days passed, finally I was induced. The induction started at 6am and by 12:00 pm we could tell there was a problem, I wasn't dialating quickly enough and he was starting to have signs of distress. The doctor checked me and said that I needed to try laying in several positions to keep the baby off of the cord. Well another 2 and 1/2 hours passed and finally I was at 10 centimeters. I pushed for what felt like forever(1/2 hour) and still no baby, the dr. opted to use a vaccum to extract my son. Jacob was born at 3:14 pm. He was born with poor muscle tone and was grunting at birth. Over the last eight years he has had difficulties with the use of his hands and legs and just recently was diagnosed with CP. He has physical therapy and also occupational therapy through school. I still think the dr. was at fault, he should have seen the distress and did a c-section, thankfully this past Jan. I had another difficult delivery but the dr. in this case did a c-section and my second son is progressing "normally".

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Tanya - posted on 05/13/2009

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Jayde,

Keep your head up and a smile on your face. You have many years of challenge ahead of you but you sound like a strong Mommy that loves your baby very much. The thought of physical and occupational therapies scared me to death but then I thought of how much it would help him and it has. He is having some academic problems in school(might have Attention Deficit Disorder)but other than that is a "perfect" 8 year old. The key is like I said keep a smile on your face. Find humor in your situation even if you feel like all you want to do is cry. When he reaches his milestones, like walking and talking(because you have to have faith that he will)make a huge deal out of it, the first time Jacob walked I went to the grocery store and got him a cake, the first time he talked I nearly passed out and after I recovered(because his first word was No), I took him to the park to play. Your little one will have hard times and easy times, just make the most out of the easy times and don't stress over the hard ones. Good luck to you and your little family. If you ever need to vent about your hard times just look me up on here and I can try to help.

Jayde - posted on 05/04/2009

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Hi my name is Jayde and i am a new mum,

i need help with getting through these tough times with my little one. We have alot in common and need advive. Like you i had a normal pregnancy and my due date came and went i was 12 days over due but then he decided to come out... he was born fine. i had a normal delievery and had no soghns of evrything was fine... my labour was 15 hours and i gave birth on a wednesday! the next day i saw a twitch in his right hand said something it was ignored, saw it again the next day so i mentioned again so they investigated and it was fits. did a scan of his head and found a mass.... was rushed to they royal children's for an MRI and because he was de-satting... he went into brain surgery when he was only 3 days old... came home after a month in hosp!! It was found he had a stroke from a clot that passed thru a whole in his heart and killed his left brain!! so it was all removed, the left side that is... he now has physio and can turn his head to the right or move his right hand can see out of the right eye and doesnt hear well either... how did you cope thru all the physio? How was the kids at school? Did your son have to use a splint because i do for mine!! And how do you keep your relationship up? i have none that understands or can help i need to know what to expect!! help me please

Billie - posted on 01/07/2009

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Wow. I had the total opposite experience. My 10 year old son, Justin, had the cord wrapped around his neck 3X and was already in the birth canal when the distress started, so he too had to be extracted with the plunger :). He was not breathing and I was a mess. He finally did and is a very bright, healthy boy.

My daughter, Emily, is 8 and she was the picture of a perfect delivery, but is far from "normal". She seemed perfectly healthy at birth but had low tone. The tone was not improving and she began missing milestones. Now eight years later, she is not diagnosed (CP due to the low tone), but does not walk or talk. She has PT and OT through school. She has been tested for everything, but still no answers.

There are days when I want to blame somebody. Many days I blame myself. I must have..... but then I realize that blame does not change my situation. It does not bring me peace or joy. Emily is a wonderful child. She is happy (most of the time), beautiful, and has given us so much compassion for others, love for others and acceptance of others. I am a far better person for having Emily and my son and husband are as well.

I am glad to hear your second delivery went better and thank you for posting and sharing your experience with others.

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