Please excuse all the errors. I didn't have a lot of time to type this up, but I wanted it to be recorded for my memory.
Ellison was born on March 27th, 2014 at 1:47 pm. Her actual due date was not until the 3rd of April but we were happy to have her arriving a bit early.
When I was 16 weeks pregnant I was told that I was in fact carrying a girl. I was ecstatic to know that my intuition was correct and that we would now have a bit of diversity into our mostly testosterone driven family.
Tyson and I arrived at the hospital at 6 am and by 8 am my Doctor had broken my water and I was well on my way. My contractions were much worse this time around than the last time and I received my epidural when I reached a 5, and shortly after my Mom and Mother in law arrived.
When It was time to push I was very anxious to meet her. I pushed twice and that little girl was welcomed into my arms. I cried and reached out to hold her immediately. I knew her little spirit was meant for our family and I felt like I had waited a long time to have her here with us. It was the sweetest feeling.
After she was born she was pretty cold and I kept trying to warm her through skin to skin, warm blankets and feeding her but she was still struggling a bit. They checked her glucose, the placenta, and finally her heart where they realized she had an extremely loud heart murmur. In the midst of all of this my Dad arrived to meet his newest grand baby when all of a sudden they sent a team of Cardiologist in to hear her heart. Finally one of the Cardiologists turned to me and explained that Ellison needed to go to the NICU right away. I was shocked and my jovial side immediately turned to worry and stress. I was unable to go to the NICU with her right away because I had been given an epidural and could not walk. Tyson and my Dad followed the team to the NICU where they gave her a blessing and asked for her to be watched over.
I was moved to Mother and Baby floor and received a text from Tyson saying that they were taking photos of her heart and listening to her heart and they are thinking that she will need to be life flighted to Primary Children’s Medical Center as they don’t have a NICU Cardiologist team in our hospital to cater to her needs.
When the nurse came to my room she quickly grabbed a wheelchair and told me that they requested I come down to the NICU.
Once I got down there they explained that they were sending the photos and sound of her heart to PCMC to find out what the next step was, they then proceeded to sit down and tell us what was happening to her heart. Within 10 minutes we got a call back from PCMC and said that Ellison had to be there as soon as possible and must be life flighted.
I was lucky because by this time I was able to walk a bit and I collected what little I had brought with me to the hospital and went with the team and my baby girl to the Airport to save Ellisons life.
Tyson went home and grabbed a few more things from our house and drove to Salt Lake with my Mom to meet me at the hospital.
* To be continued*