Thursday, January 15, 2009

Baby Hayden is here!!!!

My nephew Hayden Steven Koerner, was born last night at 6:25 pm via c-section. We all have been waiting for his birth, he was six weeks early but doing better then expected. I know I haven't spoken to much about everything, but back in October Hayden was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Sunday evening Brandy (my sister in-law) went into preterm labor. When they got to the hospital her contractions were 3 mins apart and she was dilated to 4.5 cm.. They admitted her and did an ultrasound, the resident on call that evening said it didn't look good, and that the baby was probably not going to survive delivery. They put her on mag. and waited for the perinat. to get in on monday for another ultrasound. He determined it was not as bad as the resident had mentioned. They kept her on the mag. for a three days, and gave Brandy 4 doses of steroids. Yesterday at 10am they took her off the mag, and she went right back into labor at around 11 and her water broke at 1:30. She had had breakfast at ten so they had to wait until six in the evening to do the c-section.

Little Hayden came out screaming, weigh 5.8 and had apgars of 8/9. They sent him to NICU, to examine him. He was transferred up to Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, CA. Where I just got an update from and he is doing really well, they are getting ready to take him back to the OR to place a shunt and to close his back. It turned out he has a pretty unsevere case of spina bifida, it is at the base of his spine where it causes the least amount of complications. It will be about six months till they no what the last effects will be, from it. It will also take sometime to see wont complications he may have from the hydrocephalus.

It is amazing to me, that sunday night I get a phone call that my nephew may not survive, and now today they are saying he could be in NICU for as little as 5-7days or up to a month. Either way my family is very happy with the news.

Lets just see if we can get my brother, his wife and niece into a better situation, but that is a whole other story for a whole other day.



Aunt KK, Uncle Matt, Nikki and Joshy!!!


  1. Aw, what a touching story. I'm so glad that he's such a strong fighter and doing so well.
    Best wishes to your family. Keep us updated!!

  2. Wow! I'm so glad that he's okay! I hope Brandy is doing well.

    Congrats on the new addition to your guy's fam!

  3. I am glad that the outlook is good as far as the spina bifida. My fingers are crossed that the hydrocephaly gives him minimal problems. ((((HUG))) Hang in there girl.