Archive for August, 2009

Kendal’s Story

August 29th, 2009 by Nicole Willis

I developed pre-eclampsia while I was pregnant and had been in and out of the emergency room for about 4 weeks when my doctors finally decided to deliver Kendal. Kendal was born August 14, 2009.She was so alert when she was born and was only required to be on oxygen for about an hour. She was born at 33 weeks, and we were told she was just a little small but she was doing great. The hospital doctors went from feeding her 10 to 35 cc’s within 3 days because they thought she could handle it. I was released from the hospital August 18th but I did not leave the hospital until 1:00 am the next day because I did not want to leave her. The next morning, I went to the hospital at about 8:00 and Kendal was not herself. She was pale and was not moving at all. The Dr finally came and explained she was very sick, she had to be transferred to a special hospital. She had to have surgery within 1 hour after being transported and they explained she had a condition called NEC. I live in fear everyday because I do not know how much her little body can take. I never thought anything like this would happen in my life and it has been very scary. Kendal has now had NEC for 9 days and the Dr’s seem to have the infection under control. Everyday is a blessing with her. Just reading all of your stories has been an inspiration to me and I want to thank you all for sharing your stories.