- Mar 15, 2021
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Glad everything worked out for your family. As unpleasant as the NICU is they are very good at what they do.Oh man I had no idea. Very sorry to hear about that. I can honestly say I know exactly what you went through. Same thing happened with my first son. He was born with horrible bruising all over his body. Rushed to Children's Hospital were he spent 8 days in the NICU. He had an extremely rare condition called NAIT - Neonatal Allo-immune Thrombocytopenia. Essentially he was born with zero platelets in his blood. It's a rare condition where the mother's immune system sees the baby's platelets as hostile and destroys them in utero. We had no idea and it's so rare the doc had never seen it before. 3 emergency transfusions later and he was fine. Once out of the womb his body was no longer under attack and able to make platelets on his own and he is 100% healthy today. My "baby gains" kicked in about a month after we go home so there is still hope for you!
Our son had a rash they thought could be HSV which we found out can be pretty dangerous for a newborn. Luckily it ended up being a benign newborn rash but that week took a lot out of me. I wouldn't wish the NICU on anybody. He's all good now so I'll just have to remind him when he's older and giving me attitude.
If your telling me having more kids will make me stronger I may change my mind on this vasectomy.