My story is one that starts before birth. After all I was born in 30 weeks. My mom(Bella), had a difficult pregnancy. At 5 months and half Bella started bleeding. The doctor’s found out that she had full placenta praevia. Full placenta praevia is complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in lower uterine segment. This blocks the baby to be born naturally and causes the mother bleeding. Bella would bleed every day and was in the emergency room five times because of the constant bleeding. The fifth and final time Bella fainted and found herself in the hospital.
The doctors told her that she was not leaving until I was born or else the both of could die. While in the hospital the doctors injected Bella and I with many things through IV. They gave us both vitamins and drugs. The drugs were not to only calm her but me as well. The doctors were making sure that I would not move and cause more harm to myself. While in labor they monitored my heart. The doctors did one more test on me before going into surgery/delivery. They put a big needle through Bella’s stomach to test the development of my lungs.
Bella was in the hospital for a week. The whole time she was in bed rest. The doctors did not want to risk her fainting because of lack of blood. The only movement she had been to take showers even then they had to be two minutes or less. After the big needle test Bella bled again with 24 hours. The surgery had to happen now. The blood was overflowing and the placenta was separating from me. If the surgery was not made urgent I would have died because the placenta would detach for me.
I was born on Tuesday, February 28, 1995 at 12:36pm. The birth was made possible through a C-Section. After my birth I was sent into an incubator because I was premature. I was 4 pounds and 21 inches. Unfortunately, I was too big for the incubator because I was long. But, the doctors like it that I ate right away from the bottle.
Bella would call my father(Josh) to check up on me every two hours after my birth. To see me Bella walked out of the bed and went to where I was resting. As soon as she saw me she fainted because of lack of blood. After this incident she was able to breast feed me every day and I gained wait. My lungs started to develop and I was able to breathe on my own quickly. After tests and monitoring my health the doctors released Bella and I after five days of the birth.
When I returned home I was out on an eating schedule. I ate every three hours for a year. I was so small Bella was able to give me a bath in the sink of the bathroom. At three months I obtained a high fever of 104 degrees. When I was taken to the emergency another family had and enormous accident, so the doctors were unable to see me. What the nurses and doctors were to do was put me in an ice bath. They sat me on a bag of ice and dumped three bags of ice because my fever was melting the ice rapidly. Finally, the fever broke. The doctor thought I had meningitis but I...