Loki's Story, 24 Weeks

Miracle Mum, Shikarah shares Loki's story.

"We had a harder time than some to get pregnant, including cervical cancer, I had operations and procedures to get me to the point where we had permission to try for a baby.

My pregnancy with little Loki was so hard, I had antepartum hemorrhage, placenta previa, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and hellp syndrome. I had high blood pressure up to 192/116 with three emergency MET calls to keep me and our baby alive.

It was a race to see how long we could hold. I was admitted to hospital and for over five weeks we were seeing who would give out first, myself or loki. I had blood tests 3 times daily, I was on magnesium bags with obs checked every hour and scans twice a day.

On the 12th of April I went downhill even more and we were told we therer would be surgery in 20 minutes to get Loki out. I was the most scared I had ever been in my entire life. I signed the NICU and Special Care forms, surgery forms (as I had to be cut hip to hip horizontally and cut vertically as well).

We welcomed Loki at 6:59pm at 24+5 weeks at 536grams and 20cm long - one of the smallest babies to be born at Townsville Hospital NICU and survive.

Loki has had such a crazy, crazy journey. His first collapsed lung was 10 hours after birth. We are now on to day 98 of NICU, with still more to come, but each little step is a step closer to bringing him home.

We have gone from doctors preparing us for him not to make it home, to last cuddles maxed out on every machine available, to now with him just moving on to low flow!

We have had the privilege of watching our Loki grow on the outside and I just can't be any prouder of our little man - he sure is a fighter!"

Want to share your story too?
We welcome every Miracle family story, no matter what stage of the journey you're at.
We encourage those wishing to share their story to submit it below:

Share your family story