Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Isabella was born on April 27, 2009. She was a very healthy 9lbs 5 oz., came out screaming and scored perfect on her Apgars! Over the next few month's Isabella was constantly getting sick. On December 2, 2009 she was hospitalized for severe dehydration following a long illness. They started testing on her to rule out pneumonia. After her first Xray Isabella fell unconscious. It took several nurses and doctor's to wake her. And as they did they informed me they found a large Mass in her lungs. After a cat-scan, she was diagnosed with right sided CDH. She needed surgery. She continued to get sick, and the surgeries were put off over and over. Finally on Feb. 1 she had a hernia repair. When the doctor was performing her surgery he found she had a hiatal hernia, no a diaphragmatic. It was repaired, and after 5 very long hours we were able to hold our baby. The following day the doctor wanted follow up Xrays. They found out she herniated again, and needed another surgery ASAP. Her stomach had re-entered her lung cavity. We had to go through another surgery, which took much longer than expected. She came home from the hospital a short while later, and was doing great! A few days later, she fell very ill again. She was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, because we once again found her unconscious. At this point seizure's have been ruled out- but there may be an underlying heart issue. We are still unsure. She is amazing. She is the happiest, most loving baby I've ever laid eyes on. She touches the soul of everyone she meets, she's truly an angel.