Sending love and support to Baby Genevieve
Organized by: Wendy D'Angelo
Wendy D'Angelo via Crowdrise
June 22, 2015
Genevieve was born on the 26th of February at 5:39am but her story began so much earlier than this. Mike and Leslie began their love story in Louisville, KY.
In May, less than a year ago Leslie married the love of her life. In Mike, Leslie had found someone she could rely on, someone who respected how strong she was, and was also strong for her when needed. When Mike looks at Leslie he beams. He knows that her quiet strength, at times, needs a hand to hold and that is what he offers in his unconditional love.
Their wedding exuded Leslie's understated elegance and the love story she and Mike shared. In one another they found not only joy and happiness but a best friend and lover.
Uncertain of her abilities to have children due to a medical scare Leslie and Mike still very much wanted a family. In August they announced their pregnancy, earlier than they had planned but over-the-moon regardless.
After 26 hours of labor and 2 hours of delivery Genevieve arrived on 26 February, weighing in at 7lbs. Healthy and Happy!
Not long after she was home it was apparent something was wrong. Genevieve's screams were more than that of a hungry or tired infant. She was unable to sleep laying down so her exhausted parents took turns sitting up, holding her through the night so she could sleep.
Genevieve was diagnosed with severe Acid Reflux. Her esophagus was being burned by stomach acid causing intense pain. She was sent home with medication and good wishes.
Nothing seemed to be helping or healing baby Gi, she was getting worse not better, so on April 1st at 2am Genevieve was taken to the hospital and quickly admitted. Hydrated through IVs, abdominal scans, x-rays...
The hospital identified a possible infection and a spinal tap was done to rule out meningitis. Blood draws from her head, head and stomach ultrasounds which led to an MRI... a grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage was discovered.
on April 4th she was disconnected from the heart monitors and IVs. It was determined that her left kidney was not draining causing both a viral and bacterial infection. She was slowing but surely gaining color back in her face and eating.
She is finally home and on the road to recovery.
Your donation is so appreciated.