Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sydney is doing well. I am having fun watching her little personality develope. She sticks both legs up in the air when she wants the nurses attention. It is so cute! She is pretty mellow most of the time, on occasion someone will make her made but she usually recovers nicely.
We have a surgery date and time. Syd is going to have surgery tomorrow (11/14) at around 1:30pm. Everyone seems very confident that she will be fine. Our favorite Ecmo man is on so that is one relief.
Please say an extra prayer for ourgirl tonight. Thank you.
Yesterday was another good day for Sydney. Dr. Flake came by this morning and is very pleased with her progress. He has increased her Lasiks and wants to do surgery tomorrow afternoon (fri.) if she does not gain anymore fluid. We went over the procedure and the biggest complication is the bleeding. She has been on ecmo, she needs to be on blood thinners so the ecmo does not clot. My anxiety has increased just a tad!
Please keep Sydney in your prayers. Thank You

Sydney's Big Day

Sydney had another great day yesterday and an uneventful night last night. Dr. Flake came by this morning and is very pleased with her. He wants her Lasiks increased today and if everything goes well she will have her repair tomorrow (fri) afternoon. He went over the surgery with me and call the complications that could occur. The biggest being the bleeding, because she will be on ecmo during the procedure and has been on blood thinners so the ecmo does not clot. My anxiety has increased just a tad.
Please keep Sydney in your prayers . Thank You

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today I went back to Philly to saty for a few days. Emily, Alex, and Michael were all very upset. We all sat in moms livingroom crying. I did not want to leave but know that Sydney needs me there. Actually the kids told me last night not to be upset, they know Sydney needs me more right now then they do. They are great kids.
Sydney is doing well. They had to change a part on the ecmo machine today so she was off of it for about a minute and did fine. They said it was a good test. Dr Flake came by today and said that fri looks like surgery day as long as she continues to loose her fluid. If she has surgery on Fri they are looking at taking her off the Ecmo by the end of next week. This scares the crap out of me. She is very content were she is. i know she needs surgery and off ecmo, but that is the safty net!
I am so sorry that I have not gotten pictures up yet. If you go to and put in sydneytaborelli you will be able to see her. I don't know when I will get to our computer and I don't think I can download pictures on the computers at CHOP.
Thank you for all of the prayers. PLease continue because God is truley listening.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Sydney is here!. She arrived on wed. Nov 5th at 9:35 am. via c-section. She was pink and tried to cry. She was holding her own but around 3:00 decided to put her on ecmo. She has been doing well ever since. She is beautiful. She looks a lot like Emily, same color hair. A lot of hair and looks like it might be on the curly side. She has the cutest nose that she squooshes up when she is irratated. She does not like the lights in the nicu or when other babies cry! And she hates haveing her diaper changed.
She is doing so much better than they thought she would. The hernia is on the right side and a portion of the liver is up in the chest. She does have a left lung that is a good size. Her intestines and stomache are also in the chest. We are hopeing that surgery can happen in the next two weeks. No rush, she is just chillin. So far all of the nurses are very nice and informative. We do have pictures I just have to wait to get home to upload them. I hope to do that Sunday or Monday.Thank You all for your prayers and support. We definatley have something to be greatful for!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Yesterday was our last visit with our Dr. at Hunterdon. It was a little sad. We have been seeing them for twice a week for the past two months. They have seen me at my best and worst. They all have been so wonderful to me and my husband. They will be missed.
The appointment went well. Sydney cooperated for them so they did need to chase her with the heart monitor like usual ( she has quite the reputation in the office). Her Bio-physical looks great and mommies blood pressure went down. So all went well. We go to CHOP on fri. I hope they will beable to give us a date. I am hopeing for the week of Nov. 10 ( 37 weeks.). Lets keep our fingers crossed. I will keep you posted.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Today Sydney had a great visit at the doctors. Mommy did not though. My bloodpressure was 160/90 and I needed to be monitored. Now the Dr. wants me to be on modified bedrest. This should be interesting with Gary and the kids. The Dr is afraid of pre-eclampsia. This pregnsncy is going to kill me yet!
Syd is head down and is doing really well. We have one more visit on tues. in Jersey then we are off to Philly. We only have about a month left. Now the anxiety is starting. I am so ready to have my body back, I am not ready to deal with the what happens after part.
Thank you for all the prayers and support.