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Almost four years ago, October 2000, I was in the process of discharging a newborn and her mom from the PP unit I worked on. The baby starting having seizures, though at the time, I didn't know it,... Read More

  1. by   CarolineRn
    Quote from camay1221_RN
    Almost four years ago, October 2000, I was in the process of discharging a newborn and her mom from the PP unit I worked on. The baby starting having seizures, though at the time, I didn't know it, having never seen an infant seize before!! Well, to make a very long story a little shorter, the baby was having seizures from hypoglycemia, had a BS of 7 when we admitted her to NICU.
    After two weeks of tests, she was diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedmann Syndrome.

    The family lived more than an hour away from the hospital, and had the baby not had that seizure as I was removing security bands, she would have died in the car on the way home.

    Her mother credited me with saving the baby's life, and vowed I would see every birthday, and every major event for rest of her life!

    Yesterday, I had the utmost pleasure of watching that beautiful little girl dance in her first dance recital. I cried watching her dance on that stage, and was in awe, that this was the same child that scared me to death that day almost four years ago.

    I have always had my faith and belief in God, but I truly believe that it was God who saved her life that day, it just happens that I was the one there!
    Her mom and I still talk about the 'what if's', it's hard not to. But, we both agree, that things happen for a reason.
    Wow Renee! How awesome that must feel! And to know that YOU were there in the most critical, early stages of that little one's life, that must be an amazing, yet humbling experience. Aren't you GLAD you're an RN? I think we all are!

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