Thursday, November 25, 2010
Clara is breathing well without the respirator. She is just getting some oxygen through her little nose now. Hopefully some of the iv's and tubes will go today. We are working on eating now... she's a little confused. She peeks one eye open and stares at you when you put the tiny bottle in her mouth. For now at least her tummy is taking milk through her little feeding tube. We are a very thankful family today.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Hello all. I'm finally getting around to updating everyone. So sorry I have been slow, I know you all understand. Here's a quick rundown. Clara was born late Friday night at 37 weeks. I had a medical induction, but labor never progressed so after 30 hours it turned into a C-section. She had the cord wrapped twice around her neck and around her shoulder. She was officially born at 10:58 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, 20 1/4 inches long. Everything seemed fine at first, but soon she was struggling to breathe. She spent the night in the NICU in Pocatello. She seemed to keep getting worse over the next day. Sunday morning things got very critical. I don't mind saying that I've never been so frightened in all my life. She was put on a respirator and they told me they were taking her to Primary Children's in Salt Lake. Thankfully they took a plane instead of a helicopter which meant Zach was able to ride with her (he calls it he and Clara's first Daddy-Daughter date). Zach's parents were able to meet him in Salt Lake to be with them. I was released shortly after that and spent the night at my house with the kids and my parents. The next morning my Mom drove me to Salt Lake and Poppy took our other three munchkins to Idaho Falls where my amazing sisters and brother-in-laws are taking care of them. Clara has definitely improved since she came here. She is still on her respirator and I still haven't been able to hold her, but I'm so grateful that she is with us. I know it will come. I will update as best I can to keep everyone in the know. Here are a few pictures... only from cell phones, for now. Zach and I are completely overwhelmed with all the love and support from our family and friends, near and far. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. We wish we could talk to everyone on the phone, but for now I hope this will do. Know that we are grateful for all of you and have definitely been lifted up by you. Baby Clara is blessed to have so many people who care for her already.
The Davis Family
Getting ready for her trip to Salt Lake
She's being treated for jaundice and looks especially cute in her "sunglasses"
This is little Clara Alyse yesterday. Hopefully later today we'll have a picture without the respirator :)