Friday, February 27, 2009

baby gamecast

5:45 am- Started having contractions on own on way to hospital

6:00 am- Arrived at hospital

8:30 am- Finally started on antibiotic for Group B Strep

9:11 am- Started on Pitocin to induce serious contractions

12:15 pm- Epidural. Much more comfortable now. Baby's heartbeat still very strong.

1:15 pm- Water broke. 4 cm dilated.

2:55 pm- 9.5 cm dilated. -1 station.

Lauren has a few pictures up
here.

3:50 pm - This is Patrice. Jonah Alexander was born at 3:50 pm. He seems very strong, but was born with some sort of skin issue. His top layer of skin is peeling pretty badly and he has a few purple lesions on his skin. None of the doctors here seem to know what would have caused that, and he has been taken to the NICU. He will probably be transferred to Brenner Children's Hospital tonight or possibly tomorrow. His skin is very red and raw, and at this point they are treating him like they would a baby with burns. I got to hold him for only a few minutes, but they took him away fairly quickly to begin treating him. They said he could be in some pain, so we didn't want to keep him up here very long. Matt is with him, but they said it would be at least an hour before we "know" anything. Please be praying. It's very scary that none of the doctors know what is going on. How do you treat something you can't identify? I'm so happy he's here, and so completely devastated and scared at the same time. I don't know what he weighed or his length. He seems to be at least 6 lbs. He has light colored hair and is very cute. Thank you for all your prayers so far, but we still need you. Please pray that the doctors would have wisdom, that someone could figure out what is wrong, and that it is something they can treat and not something that he will have to deal with the rest of his life.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Patrice I am praying for you, Matt and the baby today. May God give you His peace and protect you all.
-Karen Safley

Karen said...

Patrice, I am praying for you!

Karen Safley

LeeAnn said...

Guess the little guy is ready to come today :) I'm praying from down the street...love you!!

Robin said...

Katelyn has turned me onto your blog. I love it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us. You both have blessed this family with your enduring faith and love. God be with you today and your precious gift from Him. All my love and prayers,

Robin (Simmons)Shelton

j3k said...

I've been praying for you all morning! I know things are going to go great! Bless you and your family! I will keep checking in today for updates :)

hearts and hugs and enjoy every moment today!

The Wimsett's

Katherine said...

Praying! Keep updating as you "have time." :)

Jane said...

I have been thinking about you all day and praying. Best of luck to all of you. Looking forward to seeing pictures soon.

Leigh's mom

Jill said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
I am constantly checking. And praying.

Lots of love to you and everyone there

lexitoad said...

I am so excited for you. I have been praying all day. Love to all!
-alexis

Anonymous said...

yeah...he's almost here! and he has hair:)...Aimee

LeeAnn said...

Love love love sent your way along with lots of prayers, all of Journey will be praying!

fulksfam said...

Patrice - you are all in our prayers. So glad that he's finally here :) Congratulations!

- Jessie (Floyd) Fulks

Anonymous said...

sweet Patrice - I am praying - and on the phone to have other warriors join me!
love you! The Father is with your sweet Jonah!
Aimee

brightleigh said...

Continued prayers for you all. Remember that little babies are resilient. Keep your faith strong, and know that we love you!

Joanna said...

Welcome Jonah! I'm so happy you are here, and I am continuing to pray for you!

Katherine said...

I am praying incessantly and I don't know what else to say. We are with you in spirit, even though we can't be there in person. Love you so much.

Steve Weeks said...

We are getting the pindale folks on that prayer train. We love you guy's and hope to see you soon.

Dear Heavenly Father,
We know that all things are in your control. We ask that You be with Patrice, Matt, and the baby. Give them all comfort and peace that passes all understanding. Please help those attending to this baby's needs and give them an understanding of his condition. Please heal him. Thank you for the gift of our babies.
In Jesus name we ask these things,Amen

-Stevie

Jessi said...

You've all been in my prayers. His pictures are beautiful! Can't wait to see more. You will all continue to be in my prayers as the doctors work with him and figure out what is wrong. Congrats to you and Matt!!

Sara Jo said...

Lots of prayers are being lifted for you all from Nashville tonight. We love you! He is beautiful!

MckMama said...

I got a message on my blog from one of your friends and wanted to come right over and let you know I will be praying for you, your husband, your sweet baby boy and the doctors and they try to treat him.

Rest in Him!

MckMama

Mrs. Britner said...

Patrice - I am Lauren's sister in law, Melissa. I am praying for your family. I have children with special needs and I understand that feeling in the pit of your stomach when hearing there is something wrong with your baby. Stay strong for him and each other.

Anonymous said...

My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. My best friend has EB. I see her on bad days and good days. She is married and with a 2 yr. old. Good will watch you and guide you through.