The Life and Times of Rett, Terah, Eliza and Ava- An LDS, Air Force Family on the Move.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Ava has arrived!
Ava Reber was born last night at approx. 12:40 TX time. She was 5lbs. 11oz., 19in. long. She was a lot bigger than the docs had anticipated. She wasn't breathing on her own so she is now intibated. The tube may come out later this afternoon if she starts breathing well on her own. They had to do surgery to place an IV into her belly for medication administration. She also has a low platelet count which is normal with Jacobsens syndrome. She should recieve a transfusion this afternoon. No surgery is needed on the coarctation of the heart as of now, possibly not at all. They are going to wait for the foramen ovale to close up first and that will dictate whether or not surgery is needed. The kidney status is unknown as of now, but she has not urinated yet. They will be running tests on her today but they are going to spread them out as she gets stressed very easily. We are so grateful she is doing better than expected. Keep her and Terah in your prayers as she is exhausted.
Rett, Terah, Eliza, and now Ava!