Drake Yukio... born January 10 @ 4:48 am by emergency c-section. Its a little late but here's the short version of our story...
Drake was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect in utero... atrial septal defect and a cleft mitral valve. After birth, he stayed in the NICU for 4 weeks. Came home for 24 hours and had to return to the NICU because he would not wake up, no screaming, crying, or even waking up to eat. Another week in the NICU and he came home again. No energy to eat so we had to feed him thru a tube and keep him on a heart monitor. I had to give him 6 different medications to support his heart every three hours.
March 20 he had open heart surgery at Stanford (hardest day ever). Still recovering, he no longer is feeding thru a tube and is doing well. He is no longer on any medications that support his heart.
Our baby was born with a broken heart :( It has been the hardest 3 months of my life but we made it and things can only get better from here on... :)
in the NICU