Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pray for Emma

Emma Kinsley Russell
7lbs, 7oz
21 1/2 inches
September 26, 2007 7:31 p.m.
This is my best friend Mandy's new baby. She was born last night via C-Section. She had to be delivered by C-Section because Mandy spiked a fever during labor. Her temp. was 103 when she was born, but then so was Mandy's. They had to admit her to the NICU for antibiotics because she had the fever. They were hoping the baby just had a fever because Mandy had a fever and they were told she should be able to go home in 3 days when her labs came back normal. However, today the labs came back abnormal and Emma definately has a bacterial infection somewhere. Mandy said they did more labs (she wasn't sure what kind) and a spinal tap this evening. Now she won't get to come home for at least 10 days and possible 21 days. She looks great and has had no more fever, but still her WBC is elevated and her blood cultures had some growth.
Mandy and Billy are having a hard time dealing with all of this...recovering from a C-Section, having to be separated from the baby, and now worrying about abnormal labs. Please pray that the rest of Emma's lab work will come back normal and that she will remain afebrile. Mandy is also still running fever, so she too is receiving IV antibiotic. If everything goes as scheduled Mandy will be discharged on Saturday, but Emma will have to wait at least 10 days before she can come home. Please pray for Mandy and Billy as they have to go home without their new baby.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

My prayers are with their family!