Monday, January 7, 2013
Well hello world, My name is Autumn Elizabeth Adams and I decided at 1:30 on January 3, 2013 that I was done cooking in mommy's tummy. I was getting really uncomfortable in such confided quarters and with all of that extra fluid pushing in on me I thought I would push back. This was giving mom some pretty bad rib pain, so she decided to leave work early to go to the physical therapist. She thought that I had pushed a rib out of place, but once she got to Peak Physical Therapy in Spanish Fork, I let her know that time was up and I wanted out. I broke moms water and gave her quite the surprise. Mom had to rush into the bathroom so she didn't get amniotic fluid everywhere. After dad came in the bathroom to help mom clean up and change into some huge basketball shorts they had at the physical therapist's office, they called the Doctor and off we flew to Utah Valley Hospital. Mom started crying and shaking alot because I wasn't moving. But I was just relaxing waiting to see her. Once we arrived at the Hospital, they hooked mom up to the monitors to check me out. They ordered some steroids and antibiotics for me to help my lungs develop and said they would monitor me for 24 hours and then give me more steroids. Apparently I didn't make myself clear that I was ready to see my mommy. About an hour after we got to the hospital my heart rate started to tank and they had rushed mom and I into surgery. Mom did pretty well during the C-section until I came out. My cord was wrapped around my neck and I was all blue. They didn't let me see mommy and I think that is why she started having a panic attack. While they were cleaning me up, mom started trying to get up to see me and wouldn't calm down. I heard that she almost pulled the curtain down and grabbed her Doctor's bum! They ended up giving her some medicine that knocked her out so they could finish sewing her up. When mommy came too about 30 minutes later, they said she would have to wait another hour to see me. I was struggling to breath and they had to hook me up to a ventilator and put a breathing tube down my throat. I did not like that..... one bit! I kept trying to take it out, but the nurses wouldn't let me. They said I was as feisty as a hornet. I had to get the same medicine mommy got to calm me down. Mom was able to see me for a minute once I was calm, but she was still all numb from surgery, so she didn't get a good look from her bed. The next morning after she was up all night worrying about me and trying to pump, she was able to walk up and see me. I was still sedated and hooked up to the machines, but I knew she was there. We talked and made a goal that I would do my best to be strong and mommy would do everything she could to help me and stay strong herself. After about 36 hours of being on the ventilator, the Neonatologist decided I was doing well enough to put me on a C-pap machine. I am glad to have that big tube out of my mouth, but now I have a big mask over my head that puffs air into my nose and down into my lungs, since I am having a tough time keeping them inflated on my own. It startles me on occasion but I am doing better at staying calm now. I just rest and wait to see mom every couple of hours. Today I was so wide awake for her. I wanted to tell her that I loved her. I could tell she knew. We had another talk and even though mommy has to go home in the morning and I have to stay in the NICU, she is going to come see me everyday. I just have to relax and focus on getting strong. I am just glad that I can finally see mommy, and tomorrow she might even get to hold me! That's our next goal! Until then I am just working hard on breathing and growing and being loved by my mom and dad!