This is Cathy, Annabel's mom. I am making a post for Connie. I want to begin by praising God that Mallorie is with us tonight!!! Earlier today Connie said she choked and needed to be bagged. Connie did this but had to call 911. She was intubated and rushed to the hospital. They called Texas Children's Hospital because our local hospital doesn't keep babies on vents but there were no beds. After some improvement and a visit from Dr. B it was decided to keep Mallorie on CPAP and she would remain here at our local hospital in PICU. She is doing good tonight but I know that her family would appreciate prayers being offered up on her behalf. This is Mallorie's 3rd hospital stay in a very short period of time. Also, Connie wanted to offer up some kuddos to her precious nurse Ida for getting a scalp IV! HOORAY to IDA! I am sure Connie will make an update as soon as possible or will allow me to make another post. I may have gotten some of the details mixed up, but in Connie's words they thought they had lost her earlier today! Prayers, please!!!
In October 2006, we went for an ultrasound for our fifth child, and were told that our daughter probably had a chromosomal defect. We were urged to get an amniocentesis so that genetic testing could be done, “so the doctors will know what decisions to make.” The specialist told us that he suspected Trisomy 13 or 18, and if he was correct, then no OB would do a c-section because it wouldn’t make a difference for the end outcome. Besides, no surgeon would operate on her back (she had a meningocele – spina bifida), because “Trisomy 18 and 13 are what are called lethal conditions. They are incompatible with life.”
That’s how our story with her began, but it is most certainly not the end. As her amazing pediatrician said about examining her at birth, “I looked into her eyes, and she looked back at me and said, I’m here for the long haul, chick.”