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Long Night

Millie's night was long and uncomfortable. Her wonderful mother stayed with her while I went to her brother's house to be with Davey. I'm so grateful for Davey's aunt and uncle and cousins who are so attentive to him. He's been pretty grouchy, I think these past few days have been a bit trying for him. During the night amidst the frequent medication administrations, position changes, and vital signs monitoring Millie started experiencing some mild contractions. Her blood pressure was also dropping too low. The doctors didn't seem too concerned and were able to regulate things with some medication adjustments. Now her vitals all look good and Maggie's are all stable as well. Because of the combination of all the meds she has to be on she feels hot and itchy and generally in a haze. She can't open her eyes without great effort and it's difficult for her to talk. Channel 2 did one last interview with her before heading back to Salt Lake and she was incredible. The doctors will start taking her off certain medications by this afternoon and hopefully she'll start feeling better. Everything is still going as expected and everyone who meets Millie loves her.


  1. Who wouldn't love Millie?? It breaks my heart to hear of the struggles she had last night, but am grateful things are looking up today. She and Maggie continue to be in my constant thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thank you for keeping us updated. So glad things are going so well thus far. You all are amazing!

  3. Thanks for the update. We were thinking of you guys all day yesterday and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

  4. Thanks for the update Matt. You guys are truly amazing. And really, who could't like Millie! Love you guys.
    Love, Camille and family

  5. We're all praying for you guys! Stay positive, give Millie a squeeze from us--xoxo Scott & Natalie Tidwell

  6. We want pictures! Her fans demand pictures!

  7. Matt, it is not new that everyone that meets her loves her but you are in that category too. Love you all!!! Thanks for the updates:).

  8. Thanks so much for taking over the posting Matt! It's so good to know what is going on. We are constantly thinking of you guys and praying for you. Glad Millie is still her same spunky self! :)

  9. Love love love you ALL! Miss you, praying for you always...big hugs!

  10. Awesome news!1 Thank you so much for keeping us all up to date. I know that many thoughts and prayers have been said for her and Maggie. We will keep praying. Love, Bri

  11. Millie,
    I haven't ever met you but continue to be touched by your story. When I seen it on the news I felt strongly that I should contact your insurance company and share our story.I did and they were very kind. We were part of the MOMS trial .We had fetal surgery on our son at USCF in 2009. It made such a huge difference for us. Our son was a worst case scenario and now you wouldn't even know that he has spina bifida. I made it 35 weeks. The first few weeks are tough but the worst part is over. Just stay on bed rest and you will be able to hit that 37 week mark. I will continue to pray for you and your darling family. If you have any questions on what to expect now that surgery is over you can contact me at Your a rockstar! Way to fight for what you want I wish the best for Baby Maggie.


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