Well I didn’t have time the last few weeks to write any articles. To make a long, long, long story short my wife went into labor on July 6, 2012. Twenty-three hours later, a very larger than expected baby boy was born.
Lawrence Edward Fischer IV (Eddie) weighed 9.7lbs and was 22in long. The following morning prior to leaving the hospital Eddie had several chocking episodes where he turned blue and had to be admitted to the NICU.
In conjunction with the choking episodes Eddie developed a bad case of jaundice, which kept him in the NICU longer than expected.
Since Mayra is breast-feeding she had to be at the hospital two hours to feed him, but we had no place close by to stay. We live an hour and a half away from Bakersfield and our family in the local area lives well away from the hospital. With no idea how long we were going to be in the hospital a hotel was out of the question due to the cost. Plus there were none close by.
Luckily the great folks at the Ronald McDonald house were able to supply us with a place to stay near the hospital for Eddie’s entire NICU stay, which lasted until July 13, 2012.
The following week we visited the doctors office each day to have Eddie’s blood drawn and for check-ups. Needles to say the last few weeks were very tough on us and this blog was the last thing on my mind.
Below are some photos of our adventures.
1. Eddie after the initial chocking spells, minus some of the tubes. On lights to help with Jaundice.
2. Us taking a photo at the Ronald McDonald house before them setting us up closeMercy Southwest.
3. Eddie Fischer
4. Montana Excited to hold her new brother.
See you in the hills.
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