Two weeks after giving birth, Raiven Adams is still by baby River’s side. On Sunday, March 22, the Alaskan Bush People star revealed she’s actually living in the NICU — the newborn intensive care unit — at the hospital so that she can be with her son, who was born six weeks premature. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, she’s planning to be there for a while.
Raiven, 22, used her Instagram Story to break the news to her followers. “I live in the NICU [right now], by the way,” she wrote. “They don’t want us leaving at all because of coronavirus. But I wasn’t gonna leave anyways. I would just miss him.”
River needs a lot of medical care since he was born on March 9, only 34 weeks into his mother’s pregnancy. At the time of his birth, he weighed only 4 pounds, 15 ounces. New grandma Kassy Michelle exclusively told In Touch he needed to spend time in an incubator, which can be used to help premies stay healthy by regulating the temperature and protecting them from infection, allergens and other external factors.
Luckily, the little boy has a strong mama cheering him on and watching over him. “[Raiven is] already an amazing mother,” Kassy gushed on March 13. “She’s literally sitting beside his little incubator around the clock, just waiting for improvements. … She spent two months in the hospital before this trying to keep him in until 34 weeks. She literally risked her life to have this baby.”
It sounds like the Discovery Channel personality made the medical care facility into something of a second home, but we doubt she minds. Though her Instagram is still private, she’s been sharing photos of her little boy with her followers and gushing about how sweet he is. Though it looks like he’s out of the incubator, he’s still relying on a feeding tube to gain weight.
“My whole world,” she captioned one picture. On another, she called River “the love of her life.” On March 22, the same day she revealed she’s happy to set up camp at the hospital, she made it clear that she’d do just about anything for her son. “My life is yours,” she told the little boy.
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