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.

9 comments:

  1. I love you Terah!!! Call me for ANYTHING!!!

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  2. Welcome to the world beautiful girl.

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  3. That post just gave me goose bumps. Im so glad that she is doing great. Can't wait to see more pictures of her. She is so cute!

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  4. I hope you dont mind i posted this blog page to the Jacobsens Yahoo Group to share the great news!! Talk to you soon Erin

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  5. YAY! I am so glad she is doing better than expected! She is 3 ozs. shy of what Kiley weighed when she was born! What a Beautiful Little girl! You're all in our prayers! :o) Congratulations Terah!!!

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  6. Ava is a cutie!! That is great that she is doing better than expected. Your family is in our prayers.

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  7. So great to see a picture of that little one! So weird...I had a dream about her last night. I dreamt that she was the biggest cuddle bug ever and would let anyone hold her for as long as the wanted and we were all fighting over having a turn!! :)
    Hope Terah recovers well and everything keeps looking up! We love you all!!

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  8. Welcome to the world little Princess!
    The Bernard Bunch in France is so very, very pleased to meet you!
    We look forward to following your adventures over the years to come!
    Lots and lots of love from us all
    Alison and Princess Abigail

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  9. Hello, I heard about you from Erin via her posting and Ava looks so much like Faith did! She was also about the same size and intubated at birth. But I am sure Ava is just as strong (and stubborn) as all the Jacobsen kids are and will do great and amaze her doctors. Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and good wishes are with you.

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