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The nurse anesthetist (his name was Ray and he had a sweet handlebar mustache) came back in and told us that Emily was anemic--severely anemic. She had a number of like 7.5 out of 50. He told us that she would probably need a transfusion, and that it would be very likely, and had they found out about this earlier, she would have had to have one regardless before the babies came. He told us of the risks involved and disappeared. Shortly after his disappearance Emily's OB came in. He is such a great guy! If you live in ABQ and need an OB, Emily HIGHLY recommends him! Dr. Hernandez came in and told us that because of the extremely low anemic levels they may have to move us to the hospital downtown! That would be horrible! He did say that if that happened he was going to completely cancel his clinical day and make the trip over there to deliver the babies, but he wanted it to stay here, and so did we!
Well, luckily we won! We were able to stay here and I'm sure the biggest deciding factor in that was the higher ups of the hospital that said they need the publicity here! See, this hospital opened Oct 24, 2011, it is a brand new hospital. They want to be able to say that they delivered triplets, and that they can handle it. They can handle it, and they did--beautifully I might add!
Normally they do c-sections in a little room that is dedicated to c-sections. Not this time! We had a whole operating room to ourselves (with about 25 other nurses and doctors). It was a madhouse! I came in right as Dr. Hernandez was ready to cut into my wife. I was in their for maybe 3-4 minutes and Ray told me to stand up and watch the babies come out. I can't even begin to describe the feelings that were flowing through me. It was such a blessing. He pulled Anderson out at 9:20 a.m, and his stats were 6 lbs 1 oz, and 19 inches long (I was told later those are the stats of a healthy, full term baby at 39 weeks). At 9:21 and 12 seconds Bennett was pulled out, his stats were 5 lbs 5 oz, 17 3/4". And finally at 9:21 and 44 seconds, Taya was born. I actually saw them cut into Taya's sack, and pull her out.
Other than that, Emily is doing really well considering. She has been the talk of the hospital, no one believed that she was the one having the triplets because she walked into the OR under her own power, and she was just a little too calm about it all. That's my wife! The only time that she saw the babies was when they were being carted out of the OR, and they let her kiss Anderson and the other two just went out. She wasn't allowed to go see them until she could get out of her bed and walk to the bathroom, then they would put her in a wheelchair and wheel her down to see the babies. That didn't happen until 6:00 p.m. She had to wait almost 9 hours to see them again, face to face. However, she was the first one to hold any of the babies, and that was Taya. The boys are not able to be held yet, maybe in the next couple of days. It was so sweet to see her bond with them.
|First View of Bennett|
|First View of Anderson|
|First View of Taya|
|Grandma with Taya|
|Grammy with Taya|
|Bennett at First Arrival to NICU|
|Me changing Bennett, gotta love the tar poop!|