Baby Tibet Cling to Life
THE BABY LEARNT STRUGGLING IN THE WOMB AND IS NOW ATTACHED TO THE LIFE. KIZILTAN COUPLE, WHO HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED ON IVF THERAPY FOR A LONG TIME, RECEIVED THE GOOD NEWS OF TIBET JUST WHEN THEY STARTED TO LOSE THEIR HOPE. HOWEVER, BABY TIBET HAD TO MEET THE WORLD AT GESTATIONAL AGE OF 26 WEEKS DUE TO THE INTRAUTERINE PROBLEMS. BABY TIBET WAS MONITORED AT THE PERINATOLOGY CLINIC FOR A LONG TIME AND WAS DISCHARGED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO.
We desired to have a baby with my spouse for a long time. We had IVF attempts earlier but unfortunately, miscarriages occurred. Everything worked well with Tibet at the beginning. In a routine supervision visit, our physician Ms. Nukhet said that the fluid surrounding the baby reduced, growth retardation developed and close monitoring was required. I did not feel any change. High-risk pregnancy specialist Prof. Semih Tuğrul, M.D. got involved right away. We visited the hospital for medical examinations twice a day for 10 days. At the end of the Day 10, we learnt that the blood flow in the placenta was completely reversed, resulting in a process that damages the brain of the baby. They decided to give the birth at week 26 and a planning was made. I was admitted to the hospital in the morning of May 17 for the delivery and we didn’t know whether our baby could survive through the night. Our hopes were totally shattered. Fortunately, heart of our baby was beating when the birth procedure started. I felt so awkward when I first saw him. He was so small. They let me touch him; I could feel that he was alive but was afraid to be hopeful. We resigned Tibet to the neonatal intensive care physicians and nurses and started to wait. I was afraid to call in the first couple of days, frightened to hear bad news, but later, I took courage from the physician’s and nurse’s positive approach and started to call, even visit the hospital. We could get over this long procedure easily thanks to the system that the hospital implied. The baby has a slight respiration problem, but it improves day after day. Finally, he was able to leave the hospital. I thank everyone who are involved and supported us during this procedure.