Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Charlie is here!

Our little Charles Matthew was born Germany time March 9th at 9:30 a.m. and weighed in at 8lbs 11oz and 21.65 inches.

That is the good news.  After laying on his mommy's chest and trying to nurse he stopped breathing after funny little coughs and he was rushed back to be resuscitated, they estimated that he had stopped breathing for approximately 4-7 minutes and that gave him some brain damage.

 Charlie is in ICU and he has cold towels around his head and he is laying on cold blankets to heal this for another couple of days. They are giving him some sedation medication so he doesn't feel the pain of the cold.  He has a horrible lung infection that he is being given antibiotics for. In 8 days he will have an MRI to determine if all the damage that was done will have been healed.  We are all very optimistic by the Doctors conversations today but could sure use all the prayers you can send our way.

Annie is doing great, it was a long labor but with such a big baby that is to be expected.  She is so sad to not have Charlie with her and my heart aches for her.

They are going to try and get pictures on the computer soon and I will post as soon as they do.

Oma is pretty sad but optimistic.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! Oh he is such a beautiful bundle of joy!!~