The poor little girl had quite a traumatic entrance into this world. Molly’s was a long delivery which entailed forceps in the end - not surprising when you saw how big she was.
St Mary’s hospital, being cautious, put her on an antibiotic drip for five days just to ensure that she was OK and to counter the stress of her birth. They also put her on a glucose drip to keep her hydrated whilst they sorted out a feeding routine.
Starting feeding was then made complicated because Molly had bile in her stomach which meant she was sick after each feed so they inserted a drain to remove that.
We are delighted to say that all is now well. The antibiotic drip has been removed along with the glucose, Molly is feeding well without being sick and is ready to go home today none the worse for her experience.
All of the family (parents , grandparents, aunt and uncle) would like to thank the staff at St Mary’s for their patience and kindness. The attention to detail and the level of care shown by the hospital has been second to none.
PS Did I tell you that St Mary’s was the hospital where I was born? That makes Molly and I the only true Mancs in the family, something which we should both be very proud off.