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Thank You by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We would just like to thank everyone who attended Vincent's memorial service yesterday. We would also like to thank everyone who sent us flowers, cards, emails or comments. ... Read on »
Details & Service Information by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I feel like I should detail the events that led to Vincent's passing. If not for the followers of this blog then for myself. The previous post seemed so hopeful...I'm just s ... Read on »
We Love You Vincent by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is one post I hoped I'd never have to write. Vincent lost his battle with CDH this morning. The doctors did all they could but, unfortunately, his heart and lungs could ... Read on »
"He Keeps on Surprising Me" by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We checked on Vincent last night after the surgery and the first thing the nurse said to us was "He keeps on surprising me". His stats seemed to look ok. His Sats were high, h ... Read on »
Surgery Successful... by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We were with Vincent most of the night and his stats weren't looking very good. As tough as it was to leave him, we thought we should try and get some rest. We came by first t ... Read on »
Surgery Tomorrow by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We spoke with Dr. Lee and he wants to go ahead with the surgery tomorrow morning. He's hoping the Flolan helps bring his stats to a more stable level overnight but regardless, ... Read on »
Another Rough Night by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health They had another rough night trying to keep him stable. They want to try one more drug to stablize him called Flowlan. There are some risks involved with the drug but they fee ... Read on »
Just a Rough Day... by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Vincent had a rough night last night and day today. His sat dropped several times and the nurses and doctors weren't really sure why. They don't believe it's an infection base ... Read on »
No Surgery Today by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Whoever coined the term "CDH Roller Coaster" really wasn't kidding. The day started out good, his O2 was at 58 and Co2 was in the 50s. His Sat & heart rate were also good ... Read on »
Quick update... by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Vincent's x-ray looked good this morning. The doctor said they could see more lung growth in both lungs. As tiny as the left lung is, she said she could see that it opened up ... Read on »
A Little Bump in the Road by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Well, yesterday Vincent was doing great! They had weened him off the Oxygen to about 58 and his CO2 was staying steady at around 50. He was peeing a lot and seemed a little le ... Read on »
No Mo' ECMO! by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yes, we are happy to report that Vincent is off ECMO! He is now on the hi-frequency ventilator and his stats are looking good! :) When we checked on him early this morni ... Read on »
Some Good News and Some Not So Good News by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday we had some good news. They took an x-ray in the morning and the doctor said there was some improvement. They were able to see that the lungs have opened up a little ... Read on »
We Have a Name! by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yes, FINALLY, we have a name! After lots of consideration we've decided to name him............ ...............drum roll please............. Vincent Alexander Serna ... Read on »
Update by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I was able to get some much needed rest last night...I was pretty exhausted. The night before I didn't sleep at all. I think it was mostly my nerves that kept me up most of ... Read on »
Baby Boy Serna Has Arrived by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health He was born at around 9:45 this morning and weighed 7 lbs 2 oz. They tried to stabilize him but they weren't happy with the way he was responding to the ventilator alone. We h ... Read on »
I Guess He Couldn't Wait by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Ready or not, here he comes. At 7:00 this evening my water broke and we are now at UCSF waiting to have a c-section. I haven't started contracting yet, so they are going to se ... Read on »
NST Scare by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had an NST at Kaiser today and Baby Boy Serna gave me a little scare. First of all he was extremely active...which is usually a good thing but when he stopped moving around ... Read on »
There's No Turning Him Around by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We went in for the ECV procedure today and let me just say that it was NOT fun. There were two doctors, one on each side of me, and they physically tried to turn the baby. Not ... Read on »
NST by Chelsea Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I had my NST today. First they did a quick ultrasound to check the fluid and the baby's position. Yes, he's still breech! He's a stubborn little guy...let's just hope the doc ... Read on »