March for Babies

Friday, June 30, 2006

Here's a Story

I grew up loving The Brady Bunch. Why wouldn't I, being a child of the mid-seventies? Lately I have been addicted to the Celebreality series My Fair Brady: We're Getting Married. It is like a train wreck, I can't NOT watch it. Man do they have issues. How many times can he say he doesn't think they are ready to get married? How many times can she say she doesn't think he wants to marry her? And yet, they continue their march towards the alter. Hmm.

This morning however it was a different kind of Brady that caught my attention. Azure stopped breathing, turned blue and her heartrate crashed. I never would have known had the monitor not gone off. I was this close to having T call 911 but I was able to suction her out (a HUGE amount of milky mucus plugging up her airway) and stimmed her for FAR. TOO. LONG. and got her going again.

And I thought yesterday was bad when she got her four month shots at the ped's office. I have never heard screaming like that in my life! But I would take that over the blue and non-responsive anyday. Blue is my favorite color, just not on my daughter's skin, thank you very much.

14 comments:

EJW said...

Wow, good catch on the suction. That's so scary, but I'm glad she's OK.

Heather said...

How absolutely terrifying. I'm so relieved she's ok.

Miss W said...

Wow, Blue...I can't imagine.

So proud of you for doing what needed to be done.

Thinking of you!

WriterGrrl said...

You're amazing. I'm absolutely useless in a crisis. When my son turned blue -- just one time, thankfully, in the NICU -- I remember just staring in horror and my only instinct was to get out of the way so that the nurses could do whatever they did. I didn't even yell for help. I just....stood there.

You're amazing.

Well-heeled mom said...

I don't even have words to express my fear for you.

daysgoby said...

oh, darlin'. How terrifying. What a wonderful person you are in a crisis!

Anonymous said...

make sure you let your paed know that this occurred so soon after her shots. it is probably unrelated, but, you never know, and should just be safe.

Kier said...

Oh my god, how terrifying. I can't even begin to imagine...

Like Miss W said, I'm proud of you for your strength to do what needed to get done. I'm useless when something like this happens - I usually just start screaming at people.
I would second the "call the ped" just to let them know.
Hoping this never happens again!

amy said...

Wow. You are amazing. While Azure is all better now, I hope you are starting to recover. My heart is racing just reading about it. Love to you!

Erica said...

Oh, lord. How terrifying. I'm so glad she's okay.

Lizzy said...

oh my goodness, blue. i can't imagine. glad to hear she's okay...

Vacant Uterus said...

Oh my gosh, Blue! How terrifying! I'm glad she's okay now. Good on you for being calm under pressure.

lagiulia said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I must admit I still worry about my guys in regards to bradys and blueness, even though it's been a while... leaves an impression, you might say. You are awesome and so is the monitor. Thinking of you 3.

Sol said...

OMG, OMG, I am so glad everything is fine. My heart was racing when I read your post. You are a wonderful mother and Azure is lucky to have you!

That's why I do need the nurses 24/7 help so badly and get a fit if someone in the stuff is running late. I would not dare to be left alone with the babes at this point.

If something like that were to happen, I would certainly freeze...

Make sure you talk to the docs, maybe they can send you someone to check on her over the next days, just for your peace of mind.