Edmund Phillip was born at 1:12 am Sunday, January 4, 2009. He was a whopping 10 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long! Heidi did beautifully during labor and did incredible pushing and all. Dennis got to catch Edmund and was able to bring him to Heidi. The cord was short so we couldn't nurse right away. A few minutes after he was born, the midwives were not happy with his breathing or heart rate so we transfered to Riverview Hospital where he was stabilized and prepped for transfer to St. Vincent's Children's Hospital.
There was a lot of fluid in Edmund's lungs which prevented oxygen from getting everywhere in the body. They aren't sure why it was there, but they know there was blood mixed in and his lungs weren't clotting. The lack of oxygen has greatly effected his major organs and they aren't responding well to treatment. We don't know if there is any brain damage but we have been told the heart is not doing well. There have been some minor improvements, but the doctors remind us that he is very sick and the prognosis is slim.
Heidi and Dennis are currently at the St. Vincent's Women's Center Hospital (Heidi was admitted for stitching - 2nd degree tearing - he was a big boy.) We would appreciate your prayers for strength and healing for Edmund and growth in faith for me and Heidi.
We really don't know where this is going or how it will all work out...
Dennis & Heidi