Isaiah's Birth Story: Micro Preemie
On January 18th, 2019, I received the best news I could ever get from my doctor. She confirmed I was pregnant after many years longing for a child, my dream was coming true.
On June 2nd, 2019, at 12:14 am, marking my pregnancy at 23 weeks and 6 days gestation, my water broke. So in a panic I jumped out of bed took out my doppler and checked for a heartbeat and nothing. I got dressed as quick as I could, grabbed my purse and keys and took off for the hospital. Thankfully my sister and her boyfriend were home and decided to take me to the hospital instead of me driving myself.
We drove to our closest hospital and a paramedic that was at the registration rushed me to triage where they explained that they could do nothing for me at this hospital and to go to Mount Sinai in downtown Toronto which is about 30 minutes drive without traffic. I begged them to at least check for a heartbeat as they were not even going to check me. As soon as the nurse found a heartbeat I got up and we rushed over to Mount Sinai hospital.
There was no transfer by ambulance, no call to tell them I was coming. The only thing that kept me calm was that I felt my little one kicking, it was as if he was letting me know everything will be just fine. We finally reached Mount Sinai and had to explain my story to the nurses, they were in shock that I was driven and not taken by ambulance.
I sat in the waiting room while I waited for the nurses to clear a room as all rooms were full. Minutes pass which felt like an eternity, a doctor comes in and does a check, as soon as she put in the forceps to check my cervix, I saw this look on her face, a look I will never forget. She pulled the alarm, lights flashing and code 77 sounded loud and clear and I was rushed out to the OR for an emergency c-section. My little ones feet and cord was hanging from me and there was no time for words. No time for any of it to register. While I was in the OR I had many Drs surrounding me prepping to get me under. All I could think was cut me open, save my child. 2:40 am, my son, Isaiah was born at 570 grams.
When I woke up from the anesthesia the first person I saw was my sister, all I remember asking was what did I have? She responded "a baby boy" and I responded "I love him" and fell back to sleep. I finally laid eyes on my miracle the next day and never left his side ever since.
We spent 139 days in the NICU. He is now 17 months old and you would never know his rough beginning when looking at him. He is the true definition of Strength, bravery, resilience and a miracle. My miracle.
Isaiah is another child that is "Young & Brave". He is a true fighter!
Thank you so much @isaiahsmumma for sharing your story with us! We had the honour of meeting Isaiah and photographing him in our bamboo essentials line.
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