Bobby Redmer IV

First post: Feb 5, 2020 Latest post: Feb 6, 2020
My handsome grandson, Bobby Joe Redmer IV, made his way into this world on January 31st, 2020 at 1:17 am, at 37 weeks. He weighed 6 lbs 2.9 oz and was 20 inches long. He went straight to NICU where he received a tube to drain excess fluid from abdomen and lungs. He was also put on a CPAP machine to help his breathing.  His ears were not fully developed so they will be testing his hearing. On Sunday, they stopped his feedings due to an unknown swallowing issue. His blood sugars have been on the low side, and needing quite a bit of help breathing as he is taking in 21% oxygen. His jaundice levels also increased Sunday and was put under the blue lights.  On Monday afternoon,  lily Bobby was transferred to Mercy Children's Hospital in Kansas City, where he will be undergoing more testing.  Yesterday , he had an echo, which showed a 4mm X 5mm Ventricular Sepal Defect, a hole in the wall separating the 2 lower chambers of his heart. The size of his is classified as medium. He was put back on the CPAP machine to help with the pressure to keep the air sacs open, and are questioning possible pneumonia.  On the plus side he is breathing in at 26% oxygen. 😁 If the VSD does not close on it's own in the next couple of weeks he will need open heart surgery. Baby was not happy with all the testing,  and his heart rate increased to 202 while mommy and daddy were visiting. 
Mom was discharged from the hospital last evening and her and daddy are both staying strong and keeping faith in God and the doctors to find answers on their little boy! They were able to get a room at the Ronald McDonald House a couple blocks away from the hospital. She is working on getting her strength back after the c-section and 3 days of labor, and re-regulating her blood sugars.  Melynda and Bobby III are truly grateful for all the support and prayers from all their family and friends during this stressful time!