My experiance during my labor was intence, you dont realise what your body can do. I had a un-assisted labor and when i came to the hospital i had a shot of pethadine at 9.00pm and that was all the pain relief i had.
It was the day after when thing's went to hell. My little girl had a good first day but during her first night she was very unsettled. 10.30 that morning i was having trouble waking her up, and to me looked grey. I got a nurse to check her out and she brought her back looking all pink again and told me that if she gose that colour agin to call them. During this time my mother arrived at the hospital and while having a chat with her it happened again. My mum went out to go get the nurses, and my little girl went blue in my arm's and started to have seizer's. I ran out of my room with her fitting in my arm's.
She had stoped breathing and they just grabed her out of my arms and started to give her air through a mask. They had no idea why she was fitting, she didn't have a fever, but blood work was taken straight away. She was fitting every 10min's and not coping with her breathing. Towards midday it was every 5 min's.
The hospital here was in touch with the Royal Children's in Melbourne asking for the best advise on what to do, and it was decided that my daughter had to come to one of the Melbourne hospital's. NETS flew up to get her, it was the most terifying thing in my life to see my newborn baby with tube's coming out of her because she couldn't breath while having these fit's. They gave her pain relief and put her in one of those crib's and we were on a plane on our way to Monash Hospital.
Once down there it was determined that my little girl had a Intraventricular haemorrhage on the right side, and was continuosly having Seizer's. She was in the NICU ward for 2 week's, ventilated for 6 day's, and remained on a brain's monitor for just under 2 week's. She was then transferred to SCN for another week, were thankfully she hadn't had any more sizer's, and i was able to bring my little girl home finally after nearly 4 weeks.
My daughter was put of Phenobarbitone which she has been on since she was a day old, and now being just over 4 month's old she has nearly been weened off.
Just wondering if there are any other mothers out there who has had a baby that's had a Brain Bleed? Would love to here from you and your story and how you coped with everything? Any lasting problems? How's baby development going?