We have another NICU story from a Heart of Minky recipient. Here is Kohen, with his story told by his parents. ❤️
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“Monday, November 26th Kellen and I went to our doctors office for our first non stress test. Baby looked great and I was having contradictions every 3 minutes and still didn’t know they were contractions. The doctor sent us home and we planned on coming in on Thursday for another test. As the night went on I started to feel the contractions and realize when they happened. I was up every hour very uncomfortable. I started to get really nervous that I had not felt the baby kick all night. Every time I went to feel him kick my stomach would get tight again so I called my doctors office and told them what was going on. They made me an appointment an hour later. My contractions were every 1-4 minutes. They started an IV and gave me the first shot to help his lungs. They tried a couple different things to get my labor to stop and it just wouldn’t so they admitted me and started on magnesium.
Two days later my water was broken. They called my doctor and decided not to stop labor anymore. We were so excited we were getting to meet our baby boy but were beyond scared. We were only 29 weeks and 5 days. He was going to be little. At 3:16 AM Kohen was here! We were both freaking out and just wanting the NICU team to take him. He was purple and we knew he needed help as soon as they could. The NICU team was in the room ready to help him. They handed him over to the team and my doctor kept finishing my delivery.
The NICU team was working so hard to get Kohen stable and was having a hard time. Finally they took Kohen into the NICU and Kellen followed. My doctor went to see how things were going and come back in and told us Kohen was stable and that he Weighed 2lbs 4oz. Kellen came in a while later and showed me pictures of our amazing little boy! It was the scariest few minutes of my life. About an hour later I was able to get up and go visit Kohen for the first time. I could not believe he was here and he was ok.”
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We are so grateful to be able to share Kohen's NICU story, and so many other Heart of Minky stories! If you have a NICU story to share please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org ❤️ We would love to hear from you!
Sewn with love,