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Re: [Gbstrep] newbie

Subject: Re: [Gbstrep] newbie
From: Jeffrey M Woytach
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 10:38:31 -0500
Kate,
I'm so sorry for you loss.  This list has a great number of people that
can give you insite, comfort and reassurance.

Again, I'm so sorry about your loss of Anna, may she look down from
heaven and give you some comfort.

Roberta

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 22:09:36 -0600 Kate Marable
<kate.arthritis@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I am new, too, and am totally computer illiterate, but I thought this 
> was the best route for information. I hate that I have to come to 
> this message board and I am so sorry that you have had to, too, but 
> from what I've read it seems to help you all.  The following is the 
> abridged version of our GBS story.  My doctor induced me at 38.5 
> weeks due to a slow in growth of our baby girl.  Anna was born at 
> 12:30 am January 17th.  Delivery went well, but they kept her in the 
> nursery because her pulse ox kept dropping.  I went in to nurse her 
> around 1:30 or 2:00 and nursed for quite awhile.  But around 3:00 I 
> gave her back to the nurse and told her I was going to get some 
> rest.  I wish I would have known that not only was it the first time 
> to nurse her, but it was the last as well.  Around 6am a nurse 
> called me down to feed her again, but I couldn't wake her up.  I 
> told them to let her rest and I would be back to try again.  Around 
> 7am, I woke up and wanted to see her so I walked down to the 
> nursery.  The blinds were drawn and there was a lot of activity in 
> there.  I walked back to my room thinking "It must be time for the 
> pediatricians to make their rounds."  Around 8:30 am our 
> pediatrician came in to our room to explain that something was wrong 
> with Anna, they had inserted an IV and a helicopter was on its way 
> from a hospital with a NICU.  We were stunned.  But I immediately 
> got a discharge and after seeing Anna before she took her helicopter 
> ride, we too left to make the hour ride to join her.  I don't know 
> if it was my built-in defense mechanism or what, but my husband and 
> I had no idea of the magnitude of the situation we were in.  As I 
> write this now, I know I am still somewhat in shock that exactly 2 
> weeks ago yesterday, we buried our darling baby girl.  I would 
> really like some insight from any or all of you that will help my 
> husband and I through this.  I tested negative for GBS at my 36 week 
> checkup.  Therefore, I was shocked when my OB-Gyn called to tell me 
> that Anna was full of the GBS bacteria.  I have had 3 other prior 
> pregnancies and had never tested positive for GBS.  Now I just want 
> any piece of information on GBS that I can get my hands on.Kate and 
> David
> Parents to 11 year old girl, 5 year old girl, 4 year old girl, 1 
> year old girl, and our angel, Anna. 
> 
> > From: oraczowie@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: gbstrep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: 
> Re: [Gbstrep] newbie> Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 03:10:27 +0200> > > 
> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Tina"> > > We were told that 
> if they were going to get it from you it would be within> > 48 
> hours. So because she got it after two weeks and because the baby 
> next > > to> > her got it to it was thought she got it from the 
> hospital some how. I have> > never been tested- even when she got it 
> and the twins are my fourth and> > fifth babies.> >> > When I look 
> for information on GBS I usually only find info on how not to> > 
> pass it onto your baby with birth. Hard to find info about late 
> onset. How> > many of you believe you babies got late onset from 
> somewhere other than> > their births?> > I was tested positive at 
> birth, and our baby Luukas was tested negative a > couple days after 
> birth, but developed GBS men. and sepsis a week after > birth. It is 
> possible that he got it from me at birth when they took a blood > 
> sample from him to check oxygen level in his blood. Well, I can't 
> know. I > can only say they told us they don't know whether it was 
> really the sample. > Nobody told us about the 48hour time when the 
> sickness should develop...> > Dorota> luukasstory.blogspot.com > > 
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