When Katie Koblenzer Orendorf woke up on July 26, 2016 with sharp pains, she thought she had pulled her back golfing the day before. Luckily she went to Cleveland Clinic Akron General because, at 26 weeks pregnant with twins, she was going into labor. A hospital resident told her they were going to administer a […]
Identical, twin girls Spencer and Sawyer Miller were born on Jan. 25, 2014, prematurely at 29 weeks due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Spencer was the recipient twin and weighed 2lbs. 6 oz. and Sawyer was the donor twin and weighed 2 lbs. 2 oz. After spending 55 days at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit […]
On July 19 in the third year of her residency, Dr. Rachel Nebelsick, pregnant for the first time, was on rotation at Akron Children’s Hospital when she went into premature labor at 23 weeks. The budding pediatrician was immediately admitted to Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General across the street. It was the start of an ordeal […]
“Give us 6 hours and we’ll do all we can,” they were told. In 6 hours, Jean and Lou Greco of Hillsville, Pa., would find out how their baby daughter Josie’s life would play out; if it would play out at all. Five days earlier, Josephine, called “Josie,” had been born prematurely at 29 weeks, […]
When KeShawn Sanders Jackson was born prematurely at 23 weeks gestation, he weighed just 1 lb. 5 oz. He spent the first few months of his life at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital before being transferred to the NICU at Children’s Akron campus. Through every step of the way, […]
Our son Jaxson was born almost 9 weeks premature. The Akron Children’s NICU staff at St. Elizabeth Medical Center were so encouraging and proactive in his treatment that 10 months later he’s met all expected milestones much before expected due dates.