Crystal Davis

First post: Dec 17, 2019 Latest post: Dec 13, 2022
Gary & Crystal Davis, their 5 year old Carly, and 3 year old, Rylan have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of there identical twin boys.  They made there appearance at Newton Medical Center Friday around noon, with a normal birth.  Everything really went quite smoothly.  Kylan Lee was the first to arrive at 6 lbs 11oz.  Thirty minutes later little Kyler Lynn joined the world at 6lbs. 7 oz. They were born at 36 weeks.  The boys were both in Nicu as they weren't quite ready to breathe room air. Kyler eventually got out of Nicu and was in a regular room.  We think Kylan is out now,  they said he was just about 8 - 10 hours behind Kyler.  I believe it was a little later that day Crystal said she had high blood pressure and a low pulse.  They didn't find anything abnormal, though they were a little baffled. We asked her about it the next morning and she really didnt know, and then we didn't hear more about it.  She was dismissed from the hospital Sunday and though about going home for night, but decided to stay and room in at the hospital.  That was surely God's providence, as a nurse was in the room with her when she went into cardiac arrest.  So, as you see it came out of the clear blue, though we had been a little puzzled shortly after the birth.  Gary had went home Sunday evening and spent the night with the other children.  He got the call from the hospital in the morning and they said she went into cardiac arrest, but she was still with us.  Gary headed in and prayers were quickly sent winging upward.  Frantic pleas to save her.  They first thought it must be blood clots in her lungs or something, but when they transferred her to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and did a CAT scan they found nothing wrong, & diagnosed her with her peripartum cardiomyopathy.  The way it was explained to Gary is that the strain on her heart pumping all that blood to the babies and dealing with the extra fluid had enlarged and weakened it.  Now, trying to get used to the new normal it just stopped this morning.  Later in the day they inserted an impella pump to help her heart and she seemed to do better on that for awhile. We soon heard that her heart was still not doing what it should and they were waiting for a bed to open up in Oklahoma City where they dealt more with Ecmo (see photo for explanation)  Then they decided to put in the Ecmo and transfer her to Kansas City as soon as she is stable.  At Kansas City they have more expertise at dealing with heart failure and transplant, though they still hope her own heart will recover. Hopefully this gets everyone current.