Nov 25, 2021 Latest post:
Dec 12, 2021
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On November 20th, our sweet 12 day old Clementine had emergency surgery. A Jejunal Atresia was discovered the evening before during an outpatient scan, and we were told to immediately come back to the hospital to be admitted.
We started noticing the day after she was born that she was having some concerning symptoms. Essentially, a Jejunal Atresia is a rare birth defect that caused a segment of Clementine’s intestine to grow pinched together, thus not allowing food to flow through her GI tract past that point. We were told that if this condition had not been caught when it did, it would have become life-threatening very soon.
The surgery was successful from what we can currently tell, and she’s on the long road to recovery now. They were able to surgically remove the obstructed portion.
She will be staying in the NICU at Scottish Rite for another 3 weeks. Caleb, Bethlehem, and I moved into the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House this week, so that we can be closer to tend to her. (Unfortunately we are unable to have visitors at the hospital or at ARMDHC, but drop-offs/porch hangs are permitted at the House)
All in all, we agree that Clementine’s name is fitting … He IS merciful. And we are thankful.