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RF Cobra
06-07-2005, 01:19 PM
Emily was delivered by emergency c-section at 4:27 am this morning. Leah went into full labor at 9:00 pm last night and things were going well until the baby dropped. At that point Emily's heart rate started dropping with every contraction. They switched to an internal monitor thinking the readings were erroneous and being caused by the monitor being unable to differentiate between the two heartbeats but the problem continued. So the Dr. ordered the emergency c-section and less than 10 minutes later we were all in the operating room. They found that the cord was wrapped twice around the neck and once around the body. This had the effect of hanging Emily and each contraction was choking her to death. There were a few tense moments with Leah also during the procedure where she would stop breathing and her heart rate dropped but they were able to restabilize her and get her heart rate back up. I can't begin to describe the emotions that took place as I held Emily so that Leah could see her while they finished the operation.

Emily is fine and Leah is recovering from the surgery. She is in a lot of pain, even with the morphene, and the hospitals wonderful inability to provide adequate cooling to the room is making it hard for her to get any rest. They are anticipating that she will be released to go home on Friday.

sssvtcobra
06-07-2005, 02:03 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :thumbsup: :bounce: I hope for a speedy recovery for your wife, and that you both are home soon enjoying your bundle of joy :)

InfamousSVT
06-07-2005, 06:06 PM
CONGRATS!!!:thumbsup:

Hope they are both home with you soon.

redsnake99
06-07-2005, 07:26 PM
That's great news that all are doing fine. Congratulations.

cobrabitn
06-07-2005, 11:38 PM
Congrats Allan! Here's to wishing Leah a speedy recovery. Another new SCMC member, Emily Scott! :bounce:

venomous
06-08-2005, 12:10 AM
Hey, my sister's name is Leah. You've been blessed with a beautiful baby there. Hope she recovers fast! :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
06-08-2005, 01:12 PM
Thanks guys! We are truly blessed, especially with the outcome. All of the doctors are amazed at how Emily looks and that she showed no signs of trauma from the experience. They will have Leah up and walking some today and she had them remove the morphine drip last night because she said she had not used it since around noon yesterday.


Guess it is time to start Cobra fund #3...;)

flynfink
06-08-2005, 05:14 PM
Allen, congrats to you and the family.. I think the college fund is probably a higher priority now, don't you?? :thumbsup:

nckissfan
06-08-2005, 06:56 PM
congrats!:)

Red03
06-08-2005, 09:00 PM
Congrats, Alan :bounce:

RF Cobra
06-09-2005, 12:51 AM
Allen, congrats to you and the family.. I think the college fund is probably a higher priority now, don't you?? :thumbsup:
Don't remind me! That will start in 07 if all goes according to plan as I am currently diverting funds to broaden my horizons even more starting this fall. :)

Stavesacre21
06-09-2005, 08:53 AM
Congratulations!! :D She's a cutie!

Glad to hear that Leah and Emilyl both came out of it in good shape! I've seen things change quick in L&D, so it's always a joy to hear such great news!

and yea, that's Morphine's some crazy stuff...she's in good hands :thumbsup:

beerkat
06-09-2005, 10:39 AM
Congratulation and you have a beautiful family there.:thumbsup:

RF Cobra
06-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Thanks everyone! Well, in another twist they got to come home a day early. So, Emily got her first ride in the Cobra today when they came home. :)

wvmystichrome
06-12-2005, 01:58 AM
Congratulations.

lorahcobra
06-14-2005, 06:11 PM
Congratulations! She is a beauty. Glad everyone is OK and going home early. :thumbsup: Rough time of year to be without adequate a/c. :eek:

Stavesacre21
06-14-2005, 10:43 PM
So, Emily got her first ride in the Cobra today when they came home. :)
:bawling: this should be like a mastercard commecial or somethin ;)

RF Cobra
06-15-2005, 12:13 AM
:bawling: this should be like a mastercard commecial or somethin ;)
You should have seen the guy that pulled up behind me in a pickup truck to pick up his wife. Let's just say he expressed feelings of inadequacy when he got out and looked at the Cobra and thought it was pretty cool to be picked up in a Cobra. :)