Nikki and Michael Wallace
It all started in June 2014 when we found out I was pregnant with my first after being so sick I couldn’t keep anything down. A week after I was admitted to hospital with ketones and severe dehydration and diagnosed with hyperemesis and put on anti sickness medication and a drip. All the way through my pregnancy I suffered with severe sickness and had to take anti sickness just to be able to eat and drink.
The next morning at 2am a handful of doctors rushed into my room where they informed me Winter had to be rushed to neonatal high dependency. I went down with them, clueless to what was going on. In the ICU they hooked her up to loads of tubes and wires and put her in an incubator. They didn’t really tell me what was going on only to not worry and they would tell me more when they knew more. Ive never felt so alone or petrified in my life. They then did a scan on her brain and told me it looked like she may have had a bleed on her brain but weren’t 100% sure as its common to have some bruising after a traumatic labour. I just stood crying while they did all the scans and tests. They took soo much blood from her and started her on antibiotics through a cannula in case it was sepsis. I kept asking if she was going to be OK but no one would answer me.