Sunday, August 17, 2008
Well, it's not been a quiet week in Noogan Town. Our sweet little Evan made his grand entrance six days early on Sunday August 10. He weighed 7 lbs and 5 oz and was 19" long. It's been quite hectic ever since. Becky had a long, but easy labor, and a long and not-so-easy delivery. She almost had to have a C-section. She and Evan came home Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening we had to rush to the emergency room. He was choking and turning PURPLE! They did a chest x-ray and told us he had fluid in his lungs (maybe from the difficult birth) They decided to admit him to do a swallow test in the AM to check for reflux. That meant that Becky couldn't feed him, so they inserted an IV into his tiny baby vein. It took about 4 nurses to finally get a vein, and the whole time poor baby Evan was screaming. Also his bilirubin had risen, so he was going to need phototherapy. The next morning they did a swallow test which came back fine, and a radiologist said that the X-ray was normal. No fluid in his lungs. In the meantime, this first time grandma was a basket case! But he still needed the phototherapy so they put little blinders on his baby eyes and put him under the lights. Late Wedesday night, he was released and they came home. I was hoping they would keep him another night because I was afaid of another choking incident. All's well that ends well and Mom and baby are doing fine, particularly since we discovered Mylicon drops! They are truly a miracle elixir sent from heaven!
PS. I've started him listening to Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven! :-)