Connor McKee

First post: Apr 12, 2018 Latest post: Apr 17, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.  Hi all, I'm Michelle McKee, the very proud grandma of Connor Warren McKee. I think I can best describe my love for Connor as this..."I loved you before your days began".  He is defiantly testing my emotions.  This grandma has felt every emotion within 24 hours. Let me start with this. My great friend, Jenna, posted this and was right on..."While we are overjoyed at his arrival, we are requesting prayers for the baby as he recovers from a very difficult delivery.  Connor was born with respiratory complications and was in need of resuscitation." 

Shyla, Connor's mom, went into labor on Monday morning.  I arrived at the hospital (St. Lukes East in Lee's Summit) by 1pm on Monday, 4/9/2018.  Shyla, her mom, sister and myself walked the halls. My son, Taylor, aka Connor's dad, arrived from driving in from Lawrence. Shyla's water was broke at about 3pm. Quickly the nurse noticed a baby stool in the water. So, she made the call that a respiratory team would be on alert when Connor arrived. ("Meconium Aspiration"). The "Labor" would feel like it was a hundred years long, she seemed to stay at a 4 FOREVVVVEEERRR. (I hate the number 4 now! LOL). They added the medication to her IV. She did so great and made it to a 5, and then asked for the Ephidural. In the middle of the night, she screamed and Taylor and I went to her bedside to see what was going on.  It appears that baby Connor re-positioned and was causing momma some pain. She had quickly went from a 5 to an 8.  Awesome! Baby Connor will be here soon!!!
Well, at 5am, Shyla, pushed and pushed for almost 2 hours to get Connor here.  She delivered him face-up (not easy to do). He also had the cord around his neck. AND....he was not crying, he was not breathing. It took, the team, approximately 2 minutes to bring our Connor back. He not only had to deal with Meconium, but, also the cord being wrapped. He then went to NICU. At first, Taylor, was tearless, and in stay positive for Shyla. Then, my son, Taylor, melted in my arms in full blown tears. I believe the hardest thing a mom will go thru, is to see her son cry, when he is an adult. It hurt so bad to see my son cry because he was so worried about his first born child, a son, Connor Warren McKee. I got to see Connor in the NICU, because my son made sure that I saw Connor and that he was okay. I love him bunches for that.  I needed to know he was stable. Many of you seen the pictures on facebook. He is truly the most beautiful baby (I've seen). Oh, and the video of Shyla holding his hand was PRICELESS. 
So, that brings us to today.  Connor quit breathing several times this morning and seizures. (we were possibly looking at "HIE"). A MRI was scheduled. Then the most horrible call ever. "Mom, very bad news.  Very bad. Need you up here as soon as you can.  Taylor, what is wrong"....well folks, it was the results of the MRI. So we are on our way to Children's Mercy tonight, probably by 8:00pm. 
All that has been confirmed at this time is....severe brain damage. But as MY SON, TAYLOR said, "at least he's alive"!!!!!  Folks that is because of GOD. Please pray for our family!  Yesterday was rough, today is tough, and the future is unknown. But, GOD, couldn't have chosen a better family for Connor. We WILL do this. I will update you later as to what we know.  #Connorisloved #Connorwins

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