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Mariana Reese Sifrit
Thank you so much for visiting our page regarding our daughter Princess Mariana. Miss Mariana entered the world July 1st, 2017 at 2:53 a.m. She was born healthy weighing 6lbs 14oz and 19inches long. She is a perfect little princess, peaceful as can be, beautiful features, lots of hair, beautiful skin color, and lots of attitude (hard to believe huh?) She was discharged from the Maternity Nursery on July 4th, 2017 completely healthy with no care in the world. On July 6th, 2017 we took her to her 2 day checkup with her pediatrician, she was still extremely healthy she had just lost a little more weight than they would have liked to see. So we made a game plan to increase her ounces and feeding times and be seen again in two weeks. Friday we noticed it was almost impossible to wake her up, and keep her up to eat. Throughout the day it just kept getting worse, her color started to fade and we just had a feeling something wasn't right. We took her to Blank Friday evening close to 10p.m. the first Dr that seen her said she looked fine but he wanted a second opinion from a supervising physician. They checked her breathing, her heart, took blood, and did some x-rays. They decided that it would be a good idea if the NICU took a look at her. As soon as we got into the NICU unit she started to decrease fast we instantly knew something was seriously wrong with her. We had close to 10 nurses working on her at one time. They advised us that they would need to conduct a Spinal Tap test to determine if there was some sort of infection. We waited outside of her room during the procedure and by the time we returned they had her on oxygen and she was struggling to breathe. Before we knew it our princess was decreasing fast and we received the most heartbreaking news we could ever imagine, our baby tested positive for meningitis. The virus was attacking her brain, (making her forget to breathe), her bone marrow, and demolishing her liver. Our hearts instantly dropped. We sat in her room while they worked on her, even with oxygen they were still having to make her breathe. As soon as we couldn't hold our eyes open anymore and the nurses stepped out of the room, our baby turned a grey blue color and wasn't breathing we ran to the hall and by the Grace of God the Life-Flight nurse was able to bag her and revive her, she sure had a guardian angel(s) looking out for her. The doctors told us that there was a chance she wouldn't survive and if she did she would have brain damage and severe liver damage.