Saturday, October 29, 2011

Transport to Riley

Very, very early the following morning, we were able to see/touch baby after waiting for the doctors to finish up with me, then moving us from the delivery room to the recovery room hours later.  We didn't know what was wrong with our baby.  But we trusted God.  I am so thankful for the clarity of mind that God gave us especially in these first few days.

Visitors were held to a minimum, and those under 3-yrs were not allowed past the lobby. Mom pulled right up front and we met them outside. They arrive shortly after Malachi's ambulance which was still parked out front. After seeing Emma for a little while, I took Mom down to the NICU to meet baby while John spent some time with our daughter.  In the NICU, we were only allowed two people at the bedside at a time. 

The rest of the day was spent getting Malachi transferred to Riley Children's Hospital near Downtown Indianapolis (we were currently south of Indy). As a patient of the hospital myself, I had to wait for my OB to discharge me (two days early by her standards and 3-4 days early due to how much blood I had lost).  Seeing our concern as a couple to be with our baby together, she conceded on terms that I take it easy (HA!) and fill a prescription for large dose of iron. 

More about Riley Hospital to come...


  1. Aw, I'm so glad you have all of these pictures! I don't have that many but seeing yours brings back so many memories...awful feeling when they come to transport the baby, amazing process how they work so smoothly as a team though. The second picture from the bottom has that nurse that ended up at Riley's NICU, right?

  2. soem of these id never seen befor but i love them so much love u and ur fam