Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A little girl's fight for life continues...

...and I feel so helpless. I can't even give my friend hugs anymore, because the hospital is almost 2 hours away. :o( They did some tests and an MRI on the baby yesterday. The MRI showed that one side of her brain was quite damaged, and the arteries through which they were going to try and fix the problem are too weak. So they'll have to do actual surgery. They also did an EEG, and during the half hour that they monitored brain activity, the little girl had 3 seizures. By the end of the day, all the moving around got to be too much on her, and her vitals started going all over the place. So they had to put her back on the ventilator. Since she reacted so badly to all the moving about, they've decided to put off the surgery for a while. It'll be a week from Thursday at the very earliest. That should give her little lungs some time to get stronger, so hopefully she'll be able to withstand the trauma inherent to surgery. This little girl is such a miracle baby for my friend. Based on some past history, she thought she was done having kids. Then got pg with this little one, and her pregnancy was so vastly different from the others, all in a good way. No bedrest, no preemie baby, in fact, she went a few days past her due date. She had the baby at home after two previous c-sections, and everything went so wonderfully. The baby was born big and healthy and strong. She truly is a miracle, and she's been a fighter so far. I strongly believe in the body's abilty to heal, especially in little babies, and at this time, I have to believe that this little girl will come out of this okay. My friend said she feels that if the baby survives, she'll likely need life-long care due to the damage lack of oxygen and bleeding did to her brain. I need to believe something good will come out of this. My friend has been through so much already, she just needs to get a break sometime. Life can surely seem unfair sometimes...

1 comment:

Mirjam said...

It is so hard to read that. It makes my heart aches. We'll pray for the little girl today. ;(