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Welcome Luke Haze
born at 8:22 P.M. on August17,2011. He weighed 8 lbs and 14 oz. He had some respiratory issues and a very high fever because of my water being broke for so long. He is doing very good right now and he is just perfect. Thank you so much for all the thoughts and prayers while we were trying to get our little devil here.
We left Arkansas @ about 8:30 AM on Thursday. We had an uneventful trip to Pharr, where we stayed the night. We got up early Friday morning and went to park at the airport. I called Marcos and he said Armin was our driver and he was already there. We had to be at the hospital by 10 but we made it a lot earlier. They put me and my husband in room #1 and told me to change into my gown. I had a nice visit from AF Friday morning. So, after explaining this to the nurse, I got to keep my unmentionables on a little longer. The nurse and another young lady (maybe a nurse in training) got my IV started and took some blood. *On a side note, when you have blood drawn here in the states, they use vaccutainers, but there they just leave the end open and the blood drips into a vial and is then sealed. She said there would be a dr. in to see me soon. Dr. Levi's brother came in and asked me some questions about health history and such. I took a short nap and Dr. Levi came in and said we would do surgery at 1PM.
12:37 came and off we went. Keith was in his
scrubs and had my camera. Dr. Moreno gave me a little dose and
rolled me to my side for the epidural. I don't remember anything
after that until I woke up while they were sewing me up. I asked how
long the tubes were. 6 on each side!! Dr. Perez performed my surgery
and Dr. Levi assisted and sewed my incision closed. He said there
was very little scar tissue in there. They took me back to my room
and helped me to bed. Then the pain started. I will be completely
honest when I say it was bad. Not unbearable but definitely bad. I
think it may have had something to do with AF. They left the
epidural in but never put any meds in it after the surgery. Then,
the catheter was in which left me with the problem of AF and no
panties. They said they would take it all out at 6 AM. Finally at 4
AM, I suppose I had complained enough to get it all out. I hadn't
slept at all and the pain meds they give you are like water. Sorry,
maybe it was just me, but they didn't help at all. When everything
was out and I got off my back and in the shower, I was a new woman.
I felt a million times better and the pain was very tolerable
without any meds at all. They let us go by 8AM and Armin was there
already since he had brought Yolie and her husband in. We got to
meet and talk a little before they had to go in.
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