Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Past email (3/19/09) - Georgia

Hi everyone,

Some of you may already know and many of you will not have heard but our little Georgie was admitted into ICU on Monday night. She has bronchiolitis as well as a secondary bacterial pneumonia. On top of all of that, last week we had just begun having tests done because Georgia suffers from mild hypotonia. In other words she is quite floppy and her neck and back are very weak. While the two conditions are not related the hypotonia just makes it that much harder for Georgia to cough up all of that junk in her lungs. She is on a machine called V-PAP that helps her to breathe and there are tubes everywhere. While this has been very difficult Mike and I are able to see the angels along the way, mostly the amazing staff taking care of her as well as all of the people offering to help. Georgia is currently holding her own and while we are looking at a long road ahead we are hoping that the worst is behind us.
All that we ask is that if you believe in the power of prayer you will pray for our 'Georgia Baby'. We will take all of the help that we can get. If you wish to hear updates you can call my mom and dad. Their names are Jack and Betty. Otherwise, I won't be home for a couple of days to jump on the email.

Thanking you in advance for all of your love and support,

Kristen

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