Although both Peter’s and our older son Jimmy’s births were via caesarian section, they couldn’t have been more different. The c-section for Peter was scheduled, but there were some significant complications for my wife as a result of the surgery.
Kathleen experienced heart failure as a result of peripartum cardiomyopathy and ended up spending five days in the cardiac care unit of a major Philadelphia hospital.
That experience wasn’t fun, but Kathleen has made a tremendous recovery and is close to getting back to her old self. The doctors, nurses, and technicians that treated Kathleen did a great job.
Kathleen has been home since Monday night, January 26. We’ve been very fortunate to have tremendous support from our families and friends, and a very cooperative little baby who sleeps a lot. Jimmy (who is 2 1/2 years old) loves his little brother, and is getting as much attention as we can give him.