This entry is made by Emily and John’s friend, Sue. Emily asked me to come here and update.
Matthew Karol was born by emergency c-section at 12:24 am on 27 July 2009. He weighed in at 6lbs 7 ounces and is 19 inches long! Matthew was only 32 weeks along.
After not feeling Matthew move yesterday, Em and John went to the hospital to check on things. He showed clear signs of hydrops and his heart rate was erratic, going much too high and much too low. The doctors intervened by draining some amniotic fluid and administering heart medications through his umbilical cord. His heart rate dropped dangerously low and they decided that he needed to be born immediately.
Matthew Karol was baptized into God’s family shortly after his birth. He is on a ventilator and has been very quiet and still. He is retaining more and more fluids.
Emily is having a slow and painful recovery from her c-section.
As friend to Emily and John and as one of so, so many who love Matthew already, I ask for, beg for your continued prayers.
Emily and John have pictures that they will share when they can.