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Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 21, 2019, 08:44 AM:
I am at the hospital. My wife, Stephanie, had a terrible night (Thursday night to Friday morning) with terrible throwing up and then the "dry heaves" for the rest of the night. After that, she fiftfully slept from 7 am to 3:30pm. I got her up when she woke up, to use the bathroom and when I sat her back down on the couch, he had a major seizure. It lasted about two minutes and then I dragged her out of the house, (she was unconscious) to the car and I got her to the hospital in mountain home where we live in less than ten minutes from when she had her seizure.

This was a good thing as, when she had the seizure, the her body went into "reject baby" mode and Baby Thornton's heart rate went down from a health over a hundred to just in the 50's and dropping quickly. They life-flighted her to Boise (40 minutes away), and they had to do an emergency "C" section.

Baby Thornton, who was 8 months along is doing OK. He is on a respirator, but he is on and off of it, which is good as his lungs aren't fully mature yet. He is stable and will in the hospital for possibly a week or more. Stephanie, dear beloved wifey, is starting to stabilize but her heart rate keeps on spiking up, (which was what caused the seizure in the first place. The doctor has already verified that her seizure was largely triggered by her being pregnant, but I suspect it was also largely caused by the overnight "throw-up binge", but then again, the very throw up binge may have been triggered by baby or, perhaps, a really bad 24 stomach flu.

At any rate, I and the wife will be in the hospital for a number of days until she is fully stabilized. I have very good, trusted friends watching our two kids back in Mountain Home.

The doctor stated that it was nearly a miracle that they were able to save both mother and child because often, either one or the other or both die.

I almost lost her guys ... I really almost lost my wife and baby. I feel close to you folks so I hope I'm not going to far posting this, but being that we will be at the hospital for a number of days, if you don't hear from me ... you'll know why.

Please lift up our Stephanie and baby Thornton up in prayer.

Kevin, Stephanie, Devin, Heather and Baby Thornton Osgood
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on September 21, 2019, 10:26 AM:

our prayers from South Wales UK are sent to you and yours. I hope all is eventually ok with you and your wife and baby.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 21, 2019, 10:51 AM:
Osi, thanks to your quick thinking and decisive action it sounds that you have saved two lives. My prayers are with you for a complete recovery of both your loved ones.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 21, 2019, 10:59 AM:
My prayers are for you Osi. I am sure that all members will do the same and wish that all goes well.
The birth of my Great Grandson was a very worrying time a couple of years ago. I am pleased to say that he is now a bouncing and happy two-year old.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on September 21, 2019, 12:19 PM:

Please keep in touch and please know that all our thoughts and wishes are focused on the very best for you and your family.

Posted by James N. Savage 3 (Member # 83) on September 21, 2019, 12:47 PM:
I will be praying for a full and strong recovery for your wife and new baby son.

Praising God that your wife and son are in good hands at the hospital, and for your quick thinking and actions Osi.

Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on September 21, 2019, 05:44 PM:
Osi - Very sorry to hear about these recent events. I just hope that in 10 years time you can look back on this as just a blip on the beautiful landscape of life and not as the crisis that it currently is. Forget the Super 8 for now..... it's Super Family time.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on September 21, 2019, 06:26 PM:
Very sorry to hear that your family have had such a dreadful experience. Wishing you every good wish in relation to a return to good health and stress-free living for all of you.
Posted by Barry Attwood (Member # 100) on September 22, 2019, 12:46 AM:

I hope things will get better in the coming days, look after yourself and your family as best you can, life throws us a curve ball every now and then, it's how you deal with it that counts in the end!
Posted by Ali Hipperson (Member # 5643) on September 22, 2019, 04:36 AM:
Dear Osi,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this traumatic time.

I pray and hope that you will eventually all come through this incredibly difficult and challenging situation sooner rather than later and that you can then all resume your normal family life with the addition of another cherished child to love and nurture too.

God bless you and yours.

Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on September 22, 2019, 11:23 AM:
It was a real shock to me just reading this. I can hardly imagine what it was for you.

I hope all ends up well and wish a full recovery for all of you.
Posted by Ferran Gimenez (Member # 1069) on September 22, 2019, 12:40 PM:
I wish everything turns out alright
Posted by Jim Schrader (Member # 9) on September 22, 2019, 01:19 PM:
Osi your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Janice Glesser (Member # 2758) on September 22, 2019, 04:12 PM:
Osi you and your family have been through a very traumatic experience. I can only pray that no adverse effects will present themselves in the future for both your wife and newborn. You are blessed to have handled the situation so rapidly and let's hope time and medical care will put this all behind you. Keep us updated when you will be in our thoughts.

[ September 23, 2019, 12:07 PM: Message edited by: Janice Glesser ]
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 23, 2019, 07:09 AM:
I am at a Hospital "PC Kiosk", ( so to speak), so I'll give you an update ...

Stephanie hasn't had her first walk yet. I rolled her in a wheelchair down to the "baby central" an she saw the "nipper" for the first time. She couldn't hold him as she was rather sleepy and we couldn't risk her accidentally dropping her. They are reducing the magnesium in her system, which also inhibits her motor functions. She will be taking her first "walkies" today, and hopefully, we should be out of the hospital in a few days.

The nipper is now breathing on his own, which is an important step.

... as for me, I have to head back to mountain home today, as we have been enrolled in what they call here in the states, "The Ronald McDonald House", a program that allows a family to stay close by the hospital to be around the "infirmed", as long as is necessary. Baby Thornton may be held until the 21st of October, so were talking nearly a month. So I have to get everything done today, pay bills, mow lawn ... ect ect.

I'll pop in occasionally to give updates but as a general rule, will be gone for nearly 30 days or so. The important thing is that both wifey and baby are coming along.

Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on September 23, 2019, 08:28 AM:
Right here, osi - Shorty
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on September 23, 2019, 08:57 AM:
Hi Osi.

Last year my sister suffered sudden meningitis. We are very close and thank goodness she is ok.

Then a colleague at work died very suddenly from cancer. I worked with both her and her partner and the whole thing was devastating for him and the kids.

My Dad has had to go into care this year and my two of my very good friends have been presented the news that one will have to have a kidney transplant and the other will be starting radio therapy.

Worst 12 months ever.

To go back to movies for a moment and quote,

"There comes a point when life stops giving and starts taking away".

Hopefully, when your dearest are better, you are at a point where life is still giving.

I think we just have to remain strong for our friends and family.

Enjoy what we have day to day. Best wishes and stay strong. I'm certain we are all thinking of you here on the forum.

[ September 24, 2019, 03:42 AM: Message edited by: Rob Young. ]
Posted by Philippe Cuypers (Member # 55) on September 23, 2019, 01:58 PM:

Posted by Ken Finch (Member # 2768) on September 24, 2019, 11:13 AM:
Hope all continues to go well for you and your family. Ken Finch.
Posted by Evan Samaras (Member # 5070) on September 24, 2019, 05:40 PM:
My thoughts are out there for you and your family Osi. Hoping all goes well
Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on September 25, 2019, 05:24 AM:
Sending thoughts for a quick recovery, Osi. Hoping for the best.
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on September 25, 2019, 09:44 AM:
I hope that all will be well, Osi.
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on September 25, 2019, 11:41 AM:
Just catching up after my holiday. So sorry that this has happened but it sounds as if things are getting better. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Every blessing Osi.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on September 25, 2019, 12:03 PM:
Sorry to hear this Osi!!
When all has hopefully subsided, CONGRATULATIONS on being a dad again..even if it came differently/earlier then expected!
Trials are meant to shape our characters for the better, if we let them!
Take care Osgoods!
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 26, 2019, 03:38 PM:

We are moved into the Ronald McDonald House, I and the kids,. My wife should be moved in from the hospital to the house tonight, (fingers crossed, as she has some weird blood pressure readings),

... Just got a phone call. She'll be checked out in an hour and a half.

... now, we start the long (possibly almost four weeks in "Mickey D land") waiting process, as our son was early by a month, but at
least, wifey is fully on the mend and baby is doing fine.

I just want to thank all the lovely people on here for all of they're incredible good wishes and much LUV right back to all of you ...

We're in Boise, my film collection is in Mountain Home ...

I miss my collection, the daily unspooling film, the cleaning, the projecting ...

sigh, parted but for awhile ... [Smile]
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on September 27, 2019, 02:32 AM:
Good to hear all is going as well as can be hoped for after that bad start.
Here's to when you can start showing films to the new addition to your family.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on September 27, 2019, 06:46 PM:
Thanks Brian ...

Baby Thornton will "teethe" on lil ole 50ft reels! [Smile]
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 28, 2019, 06:09 AM:
I wish you and your family the best. May those hard time be quickly forgotten.
Posted by Jason Smith (Member # 5055) on September 29, 2019, 03:49 AM:

I am glad to hear that her condition has improved. Your family is in my prayers.
Posted by Antoine Orsero (Member # 41) on September 30, 2019, 10:59 AM:
All my thoughts for the mother and the child as well as for yourself
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on October 01, 2019, 09:48 AM:

Stephanie is out of the Hospital, but we are not going to be back in mountain Home until baby Thornton is released from baby 'ICU', so we are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Boise, Idaho, only two short blocks from the Hospital. Baby Thornton has went us from a birth weight of 3 pounds 10 oz to 4 pounds 1 oz, so he is making steady progress.

In fact, though they can potentially keep him here in ICU up to his original birth date (October 21st), I highly doubt that we will be here that long. in fact, with his progress, we could be out of here by the 14th, perhaps earlier.

All the best!

OSI and the Fam!

P.S. Run a good reel in our name, in lieu of our not being able to, some cartoons for the kids! (GAWD! I miss my collection!) [Smile]
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on October 01, 2019, 11:19 AM:
Good health and much love to all OSI...

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