Sunday, September 09, 2007
My friend, Rachel E. had her baby boy, Mathias Paul on Labor Day last week -- pretty funny, huh? It's true, even though I've had babies, you tend to forget the sheer teenyness of a newborn. It was a pleasure snuggling with him for a bit.
After I left this day, he ended up having a rough night. As a nurse walked by him sleeping in the nursery, she noticed his color turning blue and realized he had stopped breathing. He recovered after about 4 minutes, but obviously, something was wrong.
After a spinal tap, they discovered bleeding on his brain. I don't know all the details or the answers, but he's now doing much, much better, and actually went home today. He is on a special monitor that will alert Rachel and Seth when he stops breathing.
It was actually such a blessing for this to happen while he was still in the hospital where they could help him and discover this.
We pray little Mathias will breathe easy now!
at 8:49 PM