******I NEED TO ADD THAT THE DIAGNOSIS HAS NOT BEEN MADE! AND THAT AUTUMN DOESN'T THINK ITS SBS AT ALL. PLEASE DON'T THINK I'M SAYING SOMEONE HURT NATALIE! The symptoms just "resemble" SBS********
While I was pregnant with Joshua I was part of a Mommies-by-Month group online at babyfit.com and met up with a lot of really cool women. One of them - Autumn - had her daughter Natalie early. Natalie did great, and came home, started gaining weight - no real issues!
This morning I was lurking around the group - since I feel strange posting now - and saw that she's in for brain surgery! Basically Autumn came home one day and whoever'd been watching baby said she hadn't eaten all day, had just slept and slept and they discovered her soft spot was bulging. They took her to the ER and they said she showed signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome. They don't think that's the appropriate diagnosis, but there's no answers yet. Anyways, she's got blood around her brain and is going to have surgery to drill holes in her skull and release that fluid. The brain under pressure is really not good! There's no exact details on her blog, but from what I can tell she's in surgery TODAY. Please pray for Autumn and her husband Thomas, and for little Natalie who's nearly 5 months, but only 11lbs still - she's a teeny girl.