Rose Eir O’Brien, born 8 Mar 2013 at RPA, Camperdown by emergency c-section. Born with a prenatally undiagnosed cervical teratoma. Birth weight 1,390g (243g teratoma). Intubated at birth and transferred to Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, day 1, transferred to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, day ~160 Discharged day 209!
We have just spent a night at home!!
Letter from Rose’s pediatrician describes Rose’s history around time of discharge as:
“… a past history of left neck teratoma excised at 18 days of age (with the histopathology confirmed to be teratoma with small areas suggestive of yolk sac tumour). Associated morbidities were prematurity (29 weeks), low birth weight (1390g), tracheomalacia, bilateral vocal cord palsy with left sided furrow and an anteriro glottic web, gastro-oesopageal reflux, hypothyroidism and resolved seizures, influenza A infection and ventricular septal defect.”
So just a little to keep us busy over the next few years.