Ellie Rose

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Miracle Dad, Jacob shares the story of baby Ellie's early arrival and how hard it was juggling two other children at home whilst also living some distance form the hospital.

"My partner was pregnant with our third child. She had no issues with her two other pregnancies and everything was going fine other then some swelling up until she was about 28 weeks pregnant. She felt unwell one night and went to Katoomba hospital where they examined her and gave her a referral for a scan for the following week and sent her home.

The next week rolled around and we went to get an ultrasound and as the sonographer was doing the scan we saw her face drop. She then went and spoke to the doctor and told us to go back to the hospital as soon as we could. Arriving at the hospital, the doctor admitted her straight away because she had quite bad Preclamsia and the bub was measuring small. They then decided later on to transfer her to Nepean hospital because they were more equipped to deal with Charlotte’s issues. That was on Friday 12th of April 2019.

She was monitored over the weekend and come Monday morning they did a scan and bub was in distress so they decided to do an emergency c section. Ellie Rose was born at 8.55 am on the 15th of April 2019 weighing a tiny 984 grams and measuring 37.5cms. She was 29 weeks 6 days gestation.

She was in hospital for approximately 9 weeks and had a pretty smooth experience. She was on cpap for a few weeks then transitioned to high flow then low flow and came off all oxygen support. She had a slight hiccup with blood sugar 3 weeks before she came home and that was sorted fairly easily.

It was absolutely the hardest experience for us as a family because we lived 45 minutes from the hospital Ellie was at and we also have 2 other children so it was a very hard time for us all, but we are so lucky Ellie didn’t skip a beat and was so well looked after.

She is now almost 7 months and has progressed in leaps and bounds. She almost weighs 5kgs and has such a cheeky personality."

Thank you Jacob for sharing your story.

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