By Danielle’s second day she was looking more stable, but still had many wires and various attachments. You can see in the photo how she is sporting a white hat – this was created by the NICU team to keep her head covered whilst it had all the brain scanning probes attached. She continued to have brain scans, but she passed a detailed one without showing any seizures. This was a good sign at the time.
As you can see in the photos she was also opening her eyes slightly. She was still heavily under the influence of morphine and the anti-seizure drugs, but it was great to see her grabbing hold of her Dad’s finger and responding to our voices. One of the consequences of her dramatic delivery was that they had to break her left arm – this was one of the final delivery options following the shoulder dystocia. The drugs were to keep her conformable after all her injuries.