condition: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

The Power of Extraordinary

Bryce was born at 24 wks but had no fluid in the womb from 19 wks on. As a result, his lungs were severely underdeveloped and needed mechanical ventilation since birth and ultimately was diagnosed with severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). At around 7 mos., Bryce needed several surgeries including a tracheostomy. Not too long after, […]

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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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Bringing Home Jack Miltenberger

Jack has lived in 3 hospitals and 1 rehab facility in three states, but has NEVER been home. Jack was born 16 weeks early in Sioux City, Iowa. He was 1 pound 8 ounces and 12 inches long. He was a fighter from the start. His first NICU was unable to successfully extubate Jack, and […]

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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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Grayson and Scarlett’s Beginning

At 25 weeks and 5 days, Grayson and Scarlett decided they could no longer wait to come into our world. They cried on their own, little cries which suited their 1 pound, 15 ounces, and 2 pound bodies. They were wheeled from the OR to the NICU and into the plastic boxes that I later […]

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Willow: Born at 22 Weeks

On March 4th, 2015, I went into labor at just 22 Weeks and 5 days into my pregnancy. The doctors tried to do everything to stop my labor but we both became septic very quickly and she had to be taken via emergency c-section. The on call doctor advised us that she was no longer […]

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Joseph’s Story

Joseph was just one pound, 5 ounces when he was born. He made his debut unexpectedly, 16 weeks early. Joseph spent 6 months on a ventilator before his lungs were finally strong enough to function with just the assistance of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. With CPAP – which is a mask positioned […]

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