Our little miracle, Savannah, or as she would come to be known by her nickname, Savvy G, was born last July weighing a mere 1 lb., 2 oz. On Jan. 19, she aspirated fluids into her lungs and we took her to Akron Children’s Hospital.
My son spent 9 days at Akron Children’s. The nurses were always very good with him and took extraordinary care of him. Dr. Soldes performed g-tube placement surgery on him and did a spectacular job.
In January of 2012 my water broke at 25 weeks and I was immediately put on bed rest. I ended up delivering our son just shy of 28 weeks, 3 months early. Eron was delivered by C-section, weighing only 2 lbs., and 5 ozs., and 13 1/2 inches long. Before my son was even delivered the neonatal transport team was already there to take him.
If anyone needs an example of resilience, they need to look no further than 2-year-old Jack Lee. Jack arrived at the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital on Oct. 4, 2011 – 7 weeks premature and struggling to breathe.
Something happened in my own home recently that made me know, really know, that I was onto something with my 10 commandments for compassionate disability awareness- particularly No. 4 (Teach your children to ask you questions if they have them).
Douglas Jones, Jr., also known as Lil Doug, was born at 28 weeks and spent almost 2 months in the NICU before he came home. Unfortunately he had reflux that was not apparent to the nurses, doctors or us, his parents (Tiffiney and Doug) while in the NICU. That resulted in an episode less than 48 hours […]