Update on the placenta previa queen -Baby Gage is here

  1. Hello to all my cyber-friends at allnurses.com!

    First please let me say thank you to you all. For the past several months that I have spent on bedrest and then hospitalized, you all have been a great source of support and encouragement to me and it has really helped me to make it through this ordeal.

    And now for the news of the past couple days....My little bundle of joy arrived on March 15, 2003 after an emergency C-section. I began bleeding again very heavily, and he just had to come out at this time. He's doing very well, and in the NICU here. Click here to see my wonderful little BABY GAGE .

    Anyway, he was intubated for a little while after birth but was able to be extubated today, and they started some feedings per NG with him today as well. It all seems very surreal to me at this point still. When I go down to the NICU to see him, it just doesn't all feel real yet. I think that is partly because I had to be under general anesthesia when he was born rather than having a spinal block, so things just don't seem like they really happened to me.

    I've tried to write this message at least half a dozen times here today, but I keep falling asleep in front of the laptop. I still feel very weak. At least my hemoglobin is back on the climb (now up to 8.1 from a low of 7.9 yesterday). Hoping to start feeling a little better soon here.

    Thanks to you all for listening and caring.

    Be blessed!
  2. 97 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    WOW, Lou; that's a tiny baby! How much does he weigh? Blessings on you both! AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
  4. by   angelbear
    He is absolutely gorgeous. CONGRATULATIONS!! Ya done good. How much does he weigh? I hope you are feeling awsome real soon. You are all still in my prayers.
  5. by   semstr
    Lou, Gratulations to you and your family!
    Hope you feel better soon.
    How is Gage doing? he must be a fighter, he went through a lot already, so he will fight on!!
    Take care of yourself too!
  6. by   Mimi2RN
    Congratulations, Lou. So glad that's over for you. How many weeks was he at delivery? And what was his weight? He looks good in your photo, even if he is little.

    Now you have to get some rest and recover your strength, after being down so long. You are still in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. by   jevans
    what a cute face. I hope that you are both doing well.
  8. by   ayemmeff
    Congratulations Lou(and Lou's family)!
    Gage is just beautiful,love and best wishes to you all!
  9. by   NurseRachy
    Oh wow - congratulations!! He looks wonderful! All the best for many happy years together
    Rachel @}-->-----------
  10. by   ShandyLynnRN
    woo hoo!!! congrats!!! Hurry and give us all his stats!

    What a cutie you have! He is a sweet little guy. I hope you get your strenght back real soon.
  11. by   Hidi74
    What a very handsome little man!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! We luv you and send all our thoughts and prayers your way!!
  12. by   nakitamoon
    Congratulations Lou,,, to you & your family,,,, Take care of yourself,,, get strong,,, both of you,,, Soon you'll all be home together!!! Nik~
  13. by   maggie7
    Congratulations Lou, to you and your family! Gage is wonderful. You are truly blessed, again. Hope you are feeling great soon.
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    Congratulations! He's gorgeous! I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers! Get well!