Keeping Families Together

Isaac’s Story

Isaac, my first son, was born 12 weeks early with many problems. My husband and I are from Oroville, California and the hospital there is not as advanced as the ones here in Sacramento. So, after my emergency C-Section (which landed on our 1-year wedding anniversary), Isaac, weighing 2 lbs., 5 oz., was rushed to Sutter Memorial Hospital, where he underwent many tests.

The next day, I found out that Isaac had respiratory problems, a heart murmur, bleeding in his lungs, high blood pressure, low blood sugar, low platelet count, and a blood infection. They put him on many antibiotics, pain killers, and breathing machines. He was on a high frequency jet ventilator. For his first days of life, he was heavily sedated, so that he would not waste energy moving around or being awake.

All I could bring myself to do was PRAY! On the 6th of February, the doctor called to tell me that his lungs were very underdeveloped, and he was very sick. He said things did not look good for him. I broke down in tears. I prayed literally non-stop for a week. As days went by, he had some progresses and some digresses.

Today, he is nearly 6 weeks old, and the same doctor who told me that it was not looking so well, told me this morning that we may be looking at sending him home by this weekend.

It is a struggle when someone you love needs to stay far away from home for their own good. I am just tankful that there is a wonderful organization like Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California. Having a place that was so close to my son gave me one less thing to worry about.

Love and prayers,

David and Kimberly

 

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