Yep, she's 10 today!!!!!
A decade since she was born…
and ohhhhhh, what a wild day that was!!!
Short version???? (trust me, this is the short version!) LOL!!
While in labor, my uterus ruptured and she was born into my abdomen. So when they pulled her out during an emergency c-section, she was completely dead! No heartbeat, no blood pressure…Apgar of 0!!!
So the neonatologist put a breathing tube in and called for life flight to come and bring her to a hospital that was running a clinical trial…
This is very cool…this trial proved that hypothermia can be used to stop the brain from seizing, thus limiting brain damage after loss of oxygen!! Lil was privileged to be on that trial! (in the pic above, she is on that cooling blanket…her core temp was 92degrees F!! wow!)
After being on that for 3 days, she started to wake up. It took her a week and a half to get off of the ventilator and breathe on her own. But after she could breathe on her own, she didn't have any organ failure problem again! Her heart beat was steady, her breathing, perfect!!
She did have trouble swallowing…(the yellow tube above is a feeding tube!) SO we decided we could take her home and tube feed her. We did that for a year!!! and on her first birthday, she ate her first food! Birthday cake!!! yay!!
Now she does gymnastics, plays A LOT!, and excels in school (even though she told me yesterday that Netflix was her favorite thing ever!!)
At first, it was challenging 10 years ago…but ohhhhh so worth it. I'm thrilled to be able to tell her miraculous story to everyone that will listen!!! (I'm hoping to upload a video of her tonight! so fun!!!) If you want to read more about the miracles, the nitty gritty, our wildness on that day 10 years ago, go to her web site: Lillianclar.com
In honor of Lil's 10th birthday, I'm giving away a 10$ gift certificate to Julie's store, the Intrepid Thread! Yay!!!
All you need to do is comment here on this post! And for an extra entry, you can follow me on FB and leave another comment! double yay!!! If you are not a fabric-a-holic, like me, we can donate that 10$ to Julie's charity that she supports; Heartline~ I love it!!
Happy birthday, Lil!! I love you, sweet ten year old!!