Ghanaian celebrity Blogger and entertainment journalist, Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, has welcomed his first child, a son named Nathan in New Jersey, USA.
Known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, the celebrity blogger detailed the long and complicated process that finally saw his son return home with his parents after spending sometime in the hospital.
In a heartwarming post on his blog, the blogger detailed the time he spent with his fiancee as she was nearing her due date, and the subsequent complications they faced after the birth of their son.
The blogger, due to his extensive responsibilities on his trip, recalled having to take a short detour while he waited for his son’s arrival.
“I woke up in the morning and noticed some missed calls from my mother-in-law, and immediately I got worried. I called back and she told me my fiancée went into labour around 2am (New Jersey time), and she was in the hospital being monitored by doctors,” the blogger wrote.
Ameyaw wrote that due to a delayed childbirth, his fiancee had to undergo a Cesarean Section, however, that was the least of their worries.
Nathan was not born without some complications as he was suffering from meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). MAS can happen before, during, or after labour and delivery when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium (the early stool passed by a newborn soon after birth) and amniotic fluid (the fluid in which the baby floats inside the amniotic sac).
Nathan inhaled meconium, which blocked his airways. Although air could flow past the meconium as he breathed in, it was trapped in his airways when he breathed out. This made it difficult for him to breathe.
Ameyaw recalled breaking down in tears when he saw his son covered in tubes to help him breathe properly.
But thanks to the immediate treatment he received including oxygen therapy, antibiotics among others, and being carefully monitored by doctors, Baby Nathan moved from the intensive care unit, to an incubator and then later, much to the delight of his parents, to a baby cot.
On December 24, Ameyaw, who had returned to Ghana due to several pending responsibilities, received the good news that his son was finally ready to go home.
Congratulations Ameyaw Debrah. You can read the full journey of Baby Nathan right here.
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