Thursday, February 7, 2013

A beating heart


I don't know if I have shared this story with you before but my first grandchild was born without a heart beat.  Her Apgar was a 1 out of a 10.  If you understand about the Apgar scoring that means she was a warm body.  Her Mama had a contraction that wouldn't end.  It came out of no where.  She had gone to the hospital thinking she was in labor.  They were sending her home to be scheduled for a c-section the next day because the baby was a breech baby.  The nurses grabbed the nearest doctor.  The doctor didn't know what to do when Hope was born.  But the nurse did.  She wrapped her up and ran out of the room.  She did CPR on her and gave her an injection.  She saved my sweet granddaughter life.  Poor Hope's chest was black and blue.  She was the Queen of the NICU weighing in at almost 9 lbs.  She didn't stay long there.  She was a miracle baby for sure.  I have always said that the angels got together and decided to create a dream come true. (The Carpenters)
I thought we could all use an UPBEAT post.

28 comments:

gin said...

What a special baby she is. She may not be a baby now, but I know she will always be a baby in your heart!

Kimberly said...

what a special little girl she is.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

That's a wonderful story!

A Vintage Fairy said...

Beautiful story Debby!

PatC - All is Bright said...

What a blessing - that nurse was her angel indeed. Such a heart warming story.

Hugs
Pat

Summer said...

What a special gift from GOD and wow what an amazing story! It scared me, I cried then I smiled for GOD is so good and I know you all cherish that nurse to the moon and back! Wow what an uplifting story indeed and thanks for sharing it and sharing Hope with us what an appropriate name!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great post Debby. We all need more happy stories.

Shirley said...

Hi Debby, Your little one is truly a gift. I have enjoyed seeing all of the Valentines. It is approaching fast that much is for sure. Hope all is well with you. It is cold and so much sickness at the nursing home. So far, he has been lucky. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love a story with a happy ending and what an appropriate name for your granddaughter!

XO,
Jane

Tammy's in Love said...

I love that her name is HOPE, if anyone could give her family the faith to believe, it's a story like that one!

E said...

Wow Debby Apgar of 1 !! What a scary and touching story :) That wagon full of hearts and bears is just adorable XOXO Elaine in TN

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sniff. What a wonderful story! Fairy tales do come true. :)

Marissa said...

What a wonderful post! HOPE she gives me hope! This was just so beautiful Thanks you for sharing!

Julia said...

What a nightmare that must have been but I'm glad that she was all right thanks to that nurse.

Wow, you are very ready for Valentine for sure and your post is UP BEAT for sure.
Hugs,

JB

VintageBettys said...

She is a miracle baby :)

Barb said...

What an incredible blessing!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks for sharing such a miraculous story.

Edna B said...

What a wonderfully happy story. It's a great way to start off the day. I love your wagon filled with bears and valentines.

We are hunkering down and waiting for Nemo to raise havoc. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Blessing straight from God-both nurses and the little one ;-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful blessing you were given and thanking God for having the nurse there who saved her life.

Dewena Callis said...

That's a sweet story! Thank God for a determined nurse!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

As a grandmother I read this "heart" story through tears...there ARE angels here among us, as that nurse surely was with Hope. Valentines and hearts I'm sure have a much more beautiful meaning for your family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful sotry, Debby. ~Zuni

Julie said...

What an amazing story. Hope was very aptly named.
Have a great weekend, Debby.

Pam said...

What a beautiful story. I love happy endings.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh I do believe in angels and Praise God one was there with your sweet grand daughter.
Isn't it amazing how angels do their work. Hard to imagine a Dr not knowing what a nurse knew.
Thank you for sharing this miracle.
Love
Maggie

donna said...

Debby what a sweet gift Hope is. That is an amazing story.
Hugs
donna

At Home in English Valley said...

...and they sprinkled moon dust in her hair and golden starlight in her eyes so blue! Sweet Grandma that you are, I can only imagine how precious she is to you. Thank you for sharing. Love, Penny

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Debby,
Your red wagon full of Valentines is absolutely adorable. It is truly one of the cutest arrangements I've seen this Valentine's Day!
Happy Heart Day, my friend.
Carolynn xoxo
I signed up for Sandy's swap, too!