Just repeating a facebook note.....
Thanks heaps to everyone for passing on your thoughts and good wishes. We appreciate each and every one.
Just to stop the 'I heard this' and 'I heard that' loop from getting established (and increasingly inaccurate), I wanted to get an official version out of todays goings on in our little girls life.
After a good start it was noticed late last night that she was having trouble feeding, and this was quickly diagnosed as eosophagal atresia, a congenital malformation of the eosophagus. Basically she had a throat end and a stomach end, but they didn't meet in the middle. Naturally this would ultimately be fatal if not corrected, so she was transferred last night from Hutt to the Neo-natal unit at Wellington.
Today she had corrective surgery, which went very well, and the outlook and prognosis is very good, so nobody panic please. After seeing some of the other kids in her ward I am extremely grateful.
Its been a very long and stressful day, and we are all a little strung out, but we will get to bring her home eventually after she recovers, which is a better outcome than the alternative.
Other than that she is perfect, if a little impatient!
Tonight both mum and baby are doing a lot better than this time yesterday.
Introducing Charlotte Alexandra: