Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Savanna Marie Hone 08-30-2011

Ok here comes a super long post, starting from all the way back to Saturday August 27th. I had not been feeling very well for a few weeks, I was having really bad headaches and my entire body itched uncontrollably. Having had these symptoms before in each of my other pregnancies I knew what was coming. I wanted to hold off as long as I could so that I #1 didn't have to be put on bed rest if it wasn't that bad yet and #2 I could let my baby grow in my tummy longer before she had to come to the world if it was really that bad. Well so Saturday I tried to just rest and let my body relax but the headaches wouldn't go away and they were getting worse which meant that my blood pressure was getting higher and higher. I did however make it until Sunday but I soon realized that it was not going to get better so I called my sis in law to take my blood pressure (she works at Bingham Hospital) so she takes it and it is 195/123! Which means I needed to get to the doc pretty quick, thankfully my OB Doctor was on call at Portneuf that night and he said get your butt down her now! So Ty and I jump in our car and get admitted to the hospital, at one point in the night my BP is 203/164, NOT GOOD! I actually lost my vision, like seriously I went blind! I could barely see colors but I couldn't see shapes or people or anything! It was so scary! My dad and brothers and Tyler gave me a blessing which calmed and comforted me I am so grateful for them and for the priesthood powers and for this gospel! I then get some medicine and several steroid shots to try and make my body stop releasing toxins and get settled down but it doesn't and my doc says that baby needs to be born. By this time it is Tuesday Am sometime not really sure? But I ended up having a C-section and she was born at 9:02am. Instantly my blood pressure goes down my vision is fully restored and I feel like nothing happened. Pretty crazy how having her is the cure for preeclampsia/toximia. If I can describe it, it is like all of a sudden my body is allergic to being pregnant and so it goes BIZERK! But now comes the real miracle story of miss Savanna...
Savanna Marie Hone born at 9:02am Tuesday August 30th. Weighing 2Lbs 14Oz and 15 3/4ths inches long. So right from my c-section they pass her through a window into the NICU rooms and they get to work on her. (Mind you I am still being sewn back up so this is relayed to me from Tyler who went with her while I was in the recovery room) She had to have an IV which her little veins were so small they would burst every time they tried to get one in so she had to have it in her head. But she was doing really well breathing at first and they were able to keep her stable. For 36 hours she breathed with nothing but a little bit of oxygen but then her left little lung got tired out and it collapsed. The pediatricians were incredible they immediately knew what had happened and they intubated her which means they put a breathing tube down her throat and put a chest tube in. A chest tube is a tube that goes into her body from her side between her ribs to help inflate her lung again, then they had to put another tube that goes in to her body from her chest to help the air that escaped from her lung to the inside of her body leak out so it doesn't harm more organs. Finally she is stable from that ordeal, she is on the ventilator and has the chest tube for 3 days and her lung is strong and healed up so then on Saturday they take her off the ventilator and are able to remove her chest tubes. So she is on the cpap machine which allows her to breath on her own or if she is tired it still helps her breath when she needs it. But she does not like that machine and tries to pull it of her face, almost as if she is saying I dont need this thing I can breath just fine Thankyou! (the docs and nurses say she is a bit feisty, I have NO idea where she gets it from? (: ) So thankfully Sunday she is off the cpap and just has a nasal cannuala which just gives her a little oxygen and we get to hold her for the first time. It literally felt like I was holding a wadded up blanket she is so small! Then on Monday she decides she doesn't want any oxygen help anymore and actually yanks that tube off all by herself. So now it is Tuesday and she is breathing all on her own and only has a feeding tube. She is a week old and has made more progress than some of the babies that have been in there for a month! We are so thankfull and feel so blessed!!! We are lucky to have such an amazing support group of family and friends
This is me being sicker than a dog on my cocktail of medications!
This was a few hours after she was born, she did really good and was breathing on her own but then she needed a little bit of assistance so they put this cpap machine on her. She LOVES her tummy!

First time I got to see her, I didn't know whether to be happy cuz I was feeling better or to cry because now my baby was not doing so well. So I cried any way and thats why I am turned away from the camera on the second pic. I just wanted to hold her and they told me I couldn't for a few days!
Then our worst nightmare happened and I walked in to her section of the nicu to find doctors and nurses and tons of other people huddled around her tiny body. This is the after pic of her lung collapsing. She is on a ventilator down her throat, she has a chest tube through her side going into her lung between her ribs, IVs going in through her head and through her arm. It was the saddest thing I have ever seen!
After she was able to come off her ventilator and off the cpap, I think she looks so pretty in this picture. (if you will excuse the spit bubbles, the oxygen through her nose made he have a ton of saliva)
The first time the boys got to see her, Maddex was very curious. He just kept asking question about what everything was and what it was doing to her and why she needed it. It was cute to see how concerned he was for her to get better.
Jett was a lot more reserved and he just kept saying "Daddy I want to hold her, I want to touch her!" But of course he couldn't and it broke our hearts to tell him he couldn't touch his sister. So then he kinda got frustrated and said "Daddy just TAKE her, lets just take her home!" Like he wanted to steal his own little sister, it was so sweet!
First time we got to hold her,, it was such a relief when they said we could finally hold her! Best feeling ever!

Still had her oxygen in but at least we were able to have her close to us!

So thats the story, we are very grateful and blessed to have her here, it is amazing how she just fits in with her sassy personality and we love her so much!


nikki said...

I'm so happy to read this post and to know little Savanna and your family has overcome it all :) I can't wait to meet that little girl someday. I know Heaven was with you guys through it all! Love you so so much!

RaCHELLE HuRD said...

totally amazing story!! so glad she is home and healthy, and that you are too. she is so sweet.

Kiley said...

What a blessing! Little girls are something else! I am so happy for you and your family!

Callie said...

Oh Katie, I'm so glad everything worked out. You are one tough momma and little Savanna could not be cuter! I'm so happy she is doing well.

Hayley said...

So happy for your cute little family! I'm glad you got the story written down-cuz those details tend to fade and you want to remember all those miracles you experienced with Savanna! Soo sweet!