No, it’s not a joke.
Caden Scott Jurkovski
7:30 p.m., Sunday, September 4th
14 lbs, 0 oz., 23 ½ “
I’m glad I was knocked out, cause the next little bit was pretty scary. Apgar’s were 2 and 6. He was taken directly to the Level II nursery, and I got to meet him finally around midnight (after insisting that I could stand long enough to get in a wheelchair). He was on oxygen, very fast respiration, and his blood sugar was dangerously low. I got to hold him finally on Monday night, and he had his first bottle then too. He’s been steadily progressing, and we hope to be able to take him home this weekend or early next week. He also has bruises on his shoulders and arms from me repeatedly pushing and slamming the poor guy into my pelvic bone… I left the hospital earlier today and we’re on our way back for the evening after dinner. It’s so hard to leave him behind.
I had undiagnosed GD (they were able to do a test that found that my average blood sugar over the past 3 months was 150+). It has been very scary, and I am SO in love with this big guy. He’s a trooper, rarely cries, and just loves to be snuggled. I’m attaching a few pics… Please pray for him.
We and the hospital were contacted by a few news channels, but they can’t go into Level II, so don’t know if anything will come of that. I’m just happy that he’s getting better. I have NO clothes to fit him, and a whole lot of 0-3 month stuff to sell on ebay… He had to go straight into size 2 diapers (they had to borrow them from the pediatrics unit).
I feel fine, quite sore of course, but lots better than hauling around that chunky monkey.