NewsRadio Savannah and our sponsor The Dewitt Tilton Group introduces you to the Armitage family and their Ronald McDonald House Of The Coastal Empire experience:
I was hospitalized on July 18 at 22 weeks with twin boys. Baby A was diagnosed with a placenta previa but was growing and doing well. Baby B had difficulty with his placenta not working to full capacity. He was struggling to grow. My twins were delivered via c-section on September 9 at 32 weeks and 4 days. Chandler (Baby A) was born weighing 4 pounds and 2 ounces. Despite a placenta previa, he was born healthy and perfect. What doctors did not know until delivery was that Chandler’s placenta attached itself to the scaring from my daughter’s c-section delivery. This caused major hemorrhaging for me and difficulty in delivering Connor (Baby B). Connor was born weighing 2 pounds and 2 ounces. Despite his micro-preemie status, he was healthy and perfect. I required 4 units of blood after delivery. My boys were sent to the Tigger section of the Nicu. My family and I were blessed to be able to hold Chandler at 2 days old. He was connected to several wires and tubes. Such a perfect and healthy baby boy. Connor was very small and delicate. He was placed in an isolette with many tubes and wires connected to him. With his central line being in, no one was permitted to hold him until September 15. On September 12 I received a phone call being invited to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. Such a blessing to be able to stay across the street from my twins. I was discharged from the hospital on September 13. Memorial hospital staff assisted me in making the transition to the house. Ronald McDonald staff are wonderful. While most times staff do not put c-section mom’s upstairs, I was determined that I could climb those stairs daily. Despite being far from home for so long, the Ronald McDonald House staff makes all feel as though they are family. September 20 the boys were moved to the Step-down unit of the Nicu. Staff at Ronald McDonald house always have an open-door policy and always check in with how babies are progressing. October 3 Ms. Skylar and I discussed Chandler being released from hospital. She kindly quieted my concerns by sharing that because I was a mom of multiples, I would be able to remain at the house with one baby while the other remained in hospital. Chandler was discharged from hospital on October 4. He spent many days in a laundry basket crib. Connor was discharged from Nicu on October 12. While excited and happy at the thought of coming home, the transition was not to be as easy as I thought it would be. My mom moved into our house to take care of my 2-year-old daughter and our dog. Leaving my daughter was very difficult on us both. She did not understand why her momma had to leave her so abruptly and for so long. Reacclimating myself with two babies into our home has been very difficult for my daughter. She loves her brothers but has difficulty sharing mom with them. Thank you for allowing me to share our story
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