Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Oliver Hayes makes a grand entrance...

Oliver Hayes Fruits was born on February 6, 2013 at 12:45 in the afternoon. Jason and I fell in love again with another precious baby boy! It was a moment of overwhelming joy and feeling so blessed for everything God had gratefully given to our family. We were oblivious to the journey that Ollie was about to take us on....

When I was around 32 weeks pregnant, we found out Ollie had an irregular heart beat, but we honestly thought the irregularity would correct itself after he was born. Shortly after Ollie was born, we discovered he had a heart murmur, but no red flags were being raised since many children are born with heart murmurs. Our wonderful doctor decided to order a few tests (xray, echo, ekg) just to be on the safe side. In the mean time, Ollie wanted no part of these orders, so he started desating. All I can remember is having this nagging feeling that something wasn't right...motherly instinct, I definitely think so. We waited for Ollie's return from his tests, but instead our nurse came into our room and told us Ollie was having troubles with desating. They took us to the room that Ollie was hanging out in while we waited for the test results. The doctors explained to us that Ollie had multiple issues with his heart and we would be headed to NICU at Riley. Needless to say, by this point I was an emotional mess and just wanting answers as to what exactly was wrong with my baby. Around midnight, we were headed to Riley.......I can honestly say seeing our 10 hour old baby being loaded onto a lifeline stretcher was one of the most heart-wrenching experiences I have ever had.

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