I never thought the morning I brought my daughter to Akron Children’s ER that I would still be sitting here in the hospital, 31 days later. The first week of May I started to notice some signs that concerned me. Harper was paler than normal, coughing, but not a sick cough, and didn’t seem like herself. I called her cardiologist to get his opinion. He said it sounded like her failure was getting worse, which was expected. He wanted her cough checked out to make sure nothing else was going on.
From the moment he was born in January 2010, Lucas Ransom was in a fight for his life. Although he arrived at 33 ½ weeks with a cleft palate that made feeding difficult, he had several other serious problems unrelated to his prematurity that made his condition critical.