Friday, August 7, 2009

Ryan Kemp Simpson

Happy Birthday Ryan!!!!! August 5, 2009.

So, you know how things often don't go the way you expect???? That's where we live right now. The corner of what the ***? and Huh?
Ryan Kemp Simpson came into the world 5 weeks early and a bit on the cranky side. He is a great weight/height etc, but his little lungs are needing some extra time to get up and going the way they should. And that's ok. He's at the NICU at Willow Creek and the staff there is awesome. Ryan's nurses love on him and take such good care of him. I will post more about the challenges involved in not being able to hold him etc. and of being separated from him, but for now, I just wanted to give a heads up about his general well-being. THe long and short of it is that for sometime I was apparently leaking amniotic fluid and it didn't become significant/obvious enough until last week to make note of it. Then on Wed during the follow-up appt. we found that I had lost a lot of fluid, the cord was around his neck 2x's and he was still breach. Time to go little man! Within the hour I was at the hospital being prepped and out he came 6:30 Wed night. In the coming hours it became clear that his lungs were not quite ripe - something we were prepared for. In the wee hours of Thurs. AM he was transferred to WC and has been treated for the immature lungs and an infection most likely resulting from the low fluid etc.
Here are some pics and we'll post more later. We are blessed by your prayers and please continue to life Ryan up to our Healer!


Momma C said...

He is beautiful. God has big plans for this little man!

Erin said...

CONGRATS!!!! Praying for you guys!!

Anonymous said...

My prayers are going up for you and your family. May the healing hand of God be upon Ryan.

Rhonda Franz