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SIDS.. Lakyns mommy Due April 2; West Virginia 71 posts
11th Apr '13

Last friday night was the WORST day of my life. My son was 15 days old. He has reflux really bad and the day before his doctor changed his formula from sim sinsitive for fussiness and gas to sim spit up. He tried that at 6:00 p.m. Thursday and around 8:00 p.m. Thursday he had really bad watery diarhea (I know TMI) He was SO FUSSY that night. (Which is NOT like my baby) He didn't even sleep one bit that night.. Around 10:00 a.m. got diarhea again. I fed him at 11:00 a.m. and held up straight up like his doctor said and he sat up for and hour. After an hour I put him in his bed for a nap. As soon as I did that he vomited everywhere. He went through three dirty diapers in 30 minutes. Around 6:00 p.m. I called my sister to help me (first time I ever been a mom and she has a child) she came over, helped me give him a bath and told me to call his doctor. His doctor wasn't in and a doctor on call told me to come to the ER. I put him on my bed to get him ready (he has been gasping for his breath since he was born and they said he swallowed fluid & it was normal) so I had him on my bed and he did the gasping (I didn't pay any attention because everyone said it was normal.) I finished getting him dressed and he usually cries when I get him dressed or take his clothes off and I noticed he didn't do so. I just thought he was sleeping. His father noticed the same thing (he was in his daddy's arms) & he turned purple all over. He wasn't breathing & didn't have a heart beat. He took his last breath on my bed.. My mom had to do CPR on him twice.. I was out of my mind at that point and was crying and screaming like crazy so my mom put me in her room while they worked with him.. My step dad called the ambulance and the closest one (20 minutes away) said they were "too busy" with the memorial of the miners who passed away 3 years ago that day, so they could not come! so the next closest one was an hour away! We met the ambulance half way and my mom had to do a CPR for a second time in the car.. When we met the ambulance he was completely lifeless.. When I got to the hospital they would not let me back to see him. I had no clue it was my baby put I seen a curtain with ATLEAST ten people working with 1 patient.. The nurse was asking me questions about what happend.. I was answering questions for a good 10 minutes before heard a baby cry.. I asked the nurse if it was my baby and she told me yes, but I could not come behind the curtain because his sugar was so low and his oxygen was only at 40% When I finally got back to him he was ICE COLD.. They had oxygen on him and it was still dropping. They had to transport him to a hospital an hour away because the hospital the ambulance brought him to did not have a PICU. What pissed me off was the dispatcher told the ambulance it was a 43 year old male with a possibility of breathing difficulty and a non emergency.. The ambulance driver was shocked when they found out it was a 15 day old. It took 4 people to work with him in the ambulnce. The ambulance driver actually told my mom he had passed away in the ambulance & they ad to work with him to bring him back.. He spent a total of 5 days in the hospital hooked up to monitors. We found out he has two holes in his heart that should have closed up in my belly, he has to go to a cardiologist. They think he has a type of apnea that makes his throat close and makes him stop breathing so he has a sleep apnea test the 15th. They did a pneumogram and found he has severe acid reflux and periodic breathing. They also think he has seizures so they want to do a 24 hour eeg out patient. They sent him home with a heart monitor that he has to wear 24/7. The doctor said I am blessed that he is still here because 90% of SIDS cases the baby does not make it. I am truly blessed but I am so scared that it is going to happen again!! Everytime I close my eyes I still here the sound of the ambulance going off and rushing him to the hospital.. I am SO traumatized.. I know none of you guys know me but I am just emotially and mentally wiped out and need to vent or just someone to talk to.. I don't even know why I am posting.. maybe because I have so much built up and need to get it off my chest and feel like it is easier to talk to strangers than someone who actually knows me, because I don't want to be a burden to anyone I know.... :( ugh..Anyway, I am just so thankful my angel baby is alive!!!!!!!!

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7213 posts
11th Apr '13

Oh my goodness how scary! I'm happy he's okay and I hope he gets better soon

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
11th Apr '13

As awful as that was, you are SO fortunate to still have him.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
11th Apr '13

I saw your headline and held my breath...I thought your son had passed since you mentioned SIDS and it's a term only used for sudden, unexplained infant death.



My daughter had similar problems as a baby. She's 5 and a half now. If you ever need to talk to someone that "gets it", feel free to shoot me a message.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
11th Apr '13

OH MY GOD!!
That is terrifying.. I can't imagine. wow. SO happy he is alive.. wow!
I would be flipppping over the ambulance refusing to come. That's lawsuit bad. Your baby died! you almost lost him for good over that.
Little miracle for sure! Seriously, I would be such a mess if I was you, I don't think I would ever sleep again I'd just spend 24/7 watching him making sure he is okay

❤Hope❤ Due December 1; Japan 61 posts
11th Apr '13

How scary.



I would report that dispatcher.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
11th Apr '13

I started reading this and got so scared! Thanks goodness he's still here!

KristaAnne 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, VT, United States 19469 posts
11th Apr '13

I cried reading this. I am so glad he is still with you. I hope everything gets diagnosed properly and they can find a solution for him to live normally.

Nancy Botwin 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2182 posts
11th Apr '13

I'm so sorry you and your baby went through that. I have no words if advice but you are in my thoughts. In glad you'd baby is ok!

Christian Mamasita 1 child; Greenville, North Carolina 49 posts
11th Apr '13

Hey, God has blessed you, praise Him! let me know how little one is doing. If you ever need to take a load off hit me up :) praying for you.

Nancy Botwin 2 kids; Pennsylvania 2182 posts
11th Apr '13

Double post.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60916 posts
11th Apr '13

I'm so sorry you had to experience that. I am so happy you still have your precious baby <3

Mama to A & R ♥ Due January 22; 1 child; California 778 posts
11th Apr '13

Wow, that is a lot to go through! That poor baby, :( Stay strong momma and I'll pray for you guys. I think its BS that the closer ambulance wouldn't come! It was a life threatening emergency..

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Nancy Botwin:</b>" I'm so sorry you and your baby went through that. I have no words if advice but you are in my thoughts. In glad you'd baby is ok!"</blockquote>




!!!!!

Elena Gilbert 4 kids; La Center, KY, United States 2730 posts
11th Apr '13

im so sorry momma. i know that had to be horrible. I hope that he gets better and lives a long healthy life!