December 1st 2016 our lives changed for ever. Our sweet Michael baby was born. This is the story of Michael.
We knew at the very beginning of our pregnancy we were going to have some challenges along the way. I am RH negative with an anti-C antibody. Basically what it means is if my blood crosses the placenta with Michael blood he could become anemic. Through out the whole pregnancy I had been going for special ultrasounds which monitored to see if Michael was becoming anemic. We had no issues through the pregnancy until 36 weeks.
I went in for another test and Michael's heartrate was in trouble so they decided to do a C-section. The procedure went just fine Brent and I could even hear him crying when he was taken to get checked over but as quick as he came in to the world he was run out of the operating room. When I was finally closed up and could move into the recover room in the distance I heard a nurse yell we need a doctor now we need to intubate. I knew it was for my Michael. After a few minutes time Brent came into the room eyes red voice shaking. He told me that Michael was having trouble breathing and he was going to need to be transported to the Mayo in Rochester.
My heart was breaking. I couldn't stop shaking. I thought we were going to lose our little boy. When they finally let me leave the recovery room they wheeled me in to where Michael was waiting for the transport team. I could barely seem my baby but I did get to look at him. They brought me back to my room and once the transport team arrived they brought him into my room so I could say goodbye and that is where his journey started.