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My sons birth story!!!!!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Hello All,

I know I have been out of Spark lately but for very good reason. My son was born 4 months early at only 24.2 weeks pregnant due to preeclampsia. Yes you read that right... 4 MONTHS EARLY. My daughter (who is 6 and a very healthy girl) was also a preemie born at 30 weeks pregnant. I had been doing very well with this pregnancy and was not on any blood pressure medications (like I was with my daughter). I was really hoping I could go full term with this pregnancy as all signs were showing I could. On December 10th I called into work sick as I felt extremely tired. My mom was urging me to call my doctor for check up. I did and went to see her. My blood pressure was elevated and she admitted me into the hospital to check the protein in my urine. I stayed for 24 hours and was release the next day with blood pressure medication as I had a normal level of protein. The next week, Dec 20th I had to return for a follow-up. My blood pressure was still elevated and I had a higher sign of protein in my urine. I again was admitted into the hospital. The next 24 hours, my lab work reveled I had some liver failure and it was decided I had to deliver. They gave me two steroid shots to help the baby’s lungs but I needed to wait an additional 24 hours so they could work to their fullest. By that next 24 hours, my lab work now showed liver and kidney failure. I was in the OR within the next hour.

I can honestly say the last 7 weeks were a complete roller coaster that I have yet to get off of. I am back to work, pumping breast milk around the clock to take to him, visiting him at the hospital on a daily basis, taking care of my daughter and being a full time mom. Let’s just say I am a little tired. My husband has been a great help with everything but he too is also just as tired. Even will all that has gone on, I cannot express how blessed we are to have given TWO miracles from up above.

My son Colin Alexander Moczygemba was born December 24, 2012, at 10:05 am weighing 1 pound 7 ounces and was 12.6 inches long. He was breathing on his own and crying which was a total shock to us and his doctors. He is currently still in the NICU and is thriving every day.He did have one procedure, a heart murmur that needed to be closed but the procedure was short and very successful. Other than that he just needed expected medications a preemie his age needed. As of today he is 2 pounds 10 ounces, on only one medication (albuterol), has no IVs and is just waiting to grow and come home.

I am trying to get back to my weight loss journey and I will soon!!

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    Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby boy! I teared up reading this. I'm not even sure how you were able to tell the story so soon. 18 years ago I had twins. Full term. We nearly lost our son, while our daughter was completely healthy. It's probably the only time in my life that I felt true terror. You are strong to be able to do everything your are doing! I'm sure the weight will come off when the stress lessons. It is truly amazing that they were able to breathe on their own, when sooo early! God Bless and congratulations!
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    What an amazing beautiful miracle! Congratulations! I wish you the best!

    1834 days ago
    God is so good!
    1835 days ago
    Oh, bless you all! Your little Christmas miracle is beautiful. I'm sorry you had to go through so much to bring him into the world, but how wonderful for you that he is thriving! Keep us updated; we know how stressful this time can be, but we are here for you!
    1836 days ago
    keeping your sweet boy in my thoughts! congrats to you and your family- what a great holiday gift! I also have a "Christmas baby," my son was born 4 days after but due two days after. Now he's 2- it goes so fast! :) Take your time getting back into your weight-loss regime, you have much more important things to be concerned with!
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  • ACRAIG921
    What a beautiful baby! Congrats to you and your family. Take good care of both him as well as yourself. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I'm glad to hear he is thriving. He will be home before you know it!!
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  • BRENDA_G50
    The picture of Colin are absolutely precious. Thank God that both of you are okay. Sending prayers for you and your family. Don't forget to take the time you need for yourself so you will be better able to also take time for your wonderful family. Wishing you the best.

    1837 days ago
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