Team Acadia & The Monkey Trio
In 2006, My husband Paul and I were excited to finally after 16 long months of infertility treatments and emotional roller coaster ride of trying to conceive found out that our son Kenai would finally be having a little sibling. It was a regular type of pregnancy. About 28 weeks into, my doctor found out that my A1C was SKY HIGH and started sending me to a maternal fetal medicine specialist in Nashville. While my husband was out of the country for work, I had an ultrasound in October and found out that our baby was going to have issues with the legs, but exactly what, I wasn't sure, and neither were the doctors. It wasn't until the day after christmas that we found out 1. we had a little girl that we named Acadia Faith and 2. she had a condition called Caudal Regression syndrome. She had bones missing her hips and leg, her foot was completely clubbed and one foot had 6 little toes.
It was 3 days later when I was discharged from the hospital that we found out the heartbreaking news that she not only had these other issues, but she also had a heart condition called Truncus Arteriorosis and this would require surgery in a very short time as this condition is life threatening. When Acadia was 10 days old, she underwent open heart surgery. The surgery lasted 7 hours and in the last hour of the surgery she went downhill quick and needed to be put on a machine called ECMO in order to help her heal. what we didn't know at the time was that most people who are put on this machine have a very uphill battle coming off the machine, and most will not. During the night, Acadia had a blood clot and was given medications to get rid of it. The medicine caused her to have a brain hemmorhage. By noon the next day the only thing that was keeping our sweet baby alive was the ECMO machine. Paul and I made the difficult decision to let her go and have her baptized and given last rites. By 3 pm that day, January 6th, 2007, our sweet angel grew her wings.
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