Here is an update of our day thus far:
At 6:30 a.m. Emily woke up and noticed she was bleeding. We rushed to the hospital where they struggled to find his heartbeat (they finally thought they found a very slow one on ultrasound). The doctor called a stat c-section, and Britton was born just 7 minutes later. It appears that Emily had a placental abruption. The doctor told us prior to delivery that the situation did not look good. At birth, Britton had no heart beat, but they were able to resuscitate him with CPR, epi & bicarb after 9 long minutes. He had lost most of his blood, thus the reason his heart stopped.
The praise is he survived and is doing so much better! He is still a very sick baby with all kinds of wires coming out of him as you can see in the pictures. His color is getting better, and his heart rate and blood pressure are both normal & stable. He has already been off the ventilator for a number of hours now (a huge praise!). Currently, he is breathing room air via nasal tubes. They are estimating that he will be here for two weeks or so. We are so grateful for this wonderful prognosis, and just can't wait to be able to hold him in our arms.
We've had an outpouring of visitors already for which we are so thankful. Again, thank you for your visits, calls and prayers. We are so grateful that God has brought this beautiful miracle boy into our lives. We are clinging to the hope we have in Christ and are mercifully asking God to completely heal this precious son of ours.