Paige Monroe was born December 20th at 535 am she was 38 weeks gestation and weighed 7lbs 3oz. Her labor was brought on by her water sack breaking. Within a few hours after birth we started to notice some scary developments. Her o2 stats were low it appeared she wasn't getting enough oxygen, although she had eaten her blood sugars were very low as well. Very shortly after these findings Paige became unable to regulate her body temperature. This required an intake to the NICU where she was placed on a heat lamp, given sugar supplements through an iv and placed on an oxygen monitor. While inpatient we also heard a heart mur mur that resulted in an echocardiogram, thankfully the infant cardiologist says her scans were unremarkable. While fighting the good fight in the nicu we suddenly got disturbing information that some blood cultures had come back positive for bascillus and they continued to keep her unsure if the results to a new culture would reveal bacteria or the initial sample was contaminated. We spent 4 days in the nicu. Her immune system is still weak so taking her out into public is a no no and she is a bit yellow from being jaundice so we are trying to rid her little body of bilirubin. It has been a very stressful time on the family that has resulted in financial stress. Baby's father hasn't been working much for quite some time and mom is the income bringer for the house hold. Mom recently found out her gall bladder is failing and will need to be removed 6 weeks after delivery date which is going to push recovery after labor back a bit of time. Paige has a 6year old sister named Paisley who is currently being spaced away from her sister as much as possible due to a nasty sinus and chest infection. With so much stress we are thankful for those who care to help and give us a chance to take a deep breath and try focusing on getting stronger and bonding as a family. Any funding brought in will go towards rent, increasing electrical bill due to the needs to warmer household temperature needs, water bills, car insurance etc so that what small amount mom has saved can purchase prescriptions, gas to get to and from appointments and keep nutritious food on the table.