Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions. Not only do I end up kinda emotional for a bit before and after Dustin’s birthday, but yesterday morning ish (noon maybe) I got a call from Kathy telling me that Melissa was in labor and dilated to 5. Five! I wasn’t even dilated to 5 TEN hours into labor. They had gone into the hospital for a scheduled “Stress test” (or “Non” stress test… I honestly never know the difference between the two) and Melissa was very uncomfortable and having a lot of pain, so they checked her and that’s when the discovered she was dilated to 5. Anyway, long story short… I ran from work as quickly as I could and got to the hospital. So, (I don’t really have the energy to write it ALL right now) she had to have an emergency c-section because the baby’s heart wasn’t responding as it should. Melissa is doing well. Baby was born with muscular dystrophy, under developed lungs and heart and some problems with her legs. Not sure on an actual diagnosis yet (or what TYPE of muscular dystrophy as apparently there are many different “types”) but she is still in NICU and weighs about 4 1/2 lbs. The adoptive parents (Kent’s brother and sister in law) have named her “Chloe”. She is beautiful.
Melissa will probably be in the hospital until Friday, which I believe is pretty standard after having a c-section and there is talk of transferring baby Chloe to Primary Children’s, although I’m not certain on that yet. We don’t know a whole lot yet (although I seem to be pestering for updates every half hour :p) but hoping for the best.