condition: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Quentin’s Story

Quentin was born 15 weeks early at Riverside Methodist Hospital in January 2013. A breathing tube was placed immediately and he was whisked away to the NICU. This was day one of our 316 day hospital stay. After 3 weeks at Riverside, Quentin was transported to the Main Campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital because it […]

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Joshua’s Story

Born at 24 weeks, Joshua’s life began too early. At a mere 1 pound 11 ounces, Joshua was intubated immediately after birth and his life was in critical condition. He was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he was provided care. As a result of his prematurity he suffered a severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage (brain bleed), […]

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Ava’s Story

Ava’s first hours of life were unexpectedly challenging. Within 12 hours of birth Ava was experiencing abnormally rapid breathing and discolored patchy skin. An echocardiogram revealed she had multiple congenital heart defects as well as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), a form of chronic lung disease. This came as a shock to Ava’s family since none of […]

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Colin’s Journey

We didn’t plan on transferring my son Colin to Nationwide Children’s Hospital; my husband had to move here in order to keep his job, but moving him to this hospital was one of the best things that happened for him and our family. Ofcourse hindsight is 20/20 and if I had known that Nationwide specialized […]

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My heroes

Arthur and Xavier were born at 23 weeks gestation at OSU. At 25 weeks gestation they were transfered to Children’s because they had esophageal perforation. The very next day Arthur was found to have NEC. His brother Xavier followed his lead and a week later had the same surgery due to NEC. Xavier spent 172 […]

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Izzy’s Story

Izabella, known as “Izzy,” has been loved fiercely by her mama and mommy long before she was even born. Izzy’s moms, Ashley and Kelly, found out about Izzy when her birth mother was 12 weeks pregnant. They knew right away that Izzy belonged in their family and that they needed to adopt her. At 16 […]

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My miracle

Hi my name is Serenity. I was born at 24 weeks and 2 days. I had a rough start in this world. When they took me out of my mommy belly I wasn’t breathing. I scared everyone! With the good Lord’s help and the doctor from Nationwide Children’s, I survived. They didn’t get to weigh […]

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128 Days in the NICU

Our Grant was born at 28 weeks and 5 days of gestation at Riverside Hospital. He started out strong on CPAP and never had to be intubated. He was one of the unfortunate few babies to have caught RSV while in the hospital–which caused a huge setback and a trip to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Downtown. […]

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Braydon’s Fight

Braydon was born at 28 weeks and 1 day at 690 grams (1 pound 7 oz) because of absent blood flow to his umbilical cord. Mom and dad were told that he may not make it throughout the night. To the doctors surprise he made it. Little did we know how sick Braydon was. Braydon […]

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