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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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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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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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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Sweet Adeline

At 10 weeks gestation I was diagnosed with isoimmunization, secondary to failed Rhogam and O- blood type. As a result, I had developed Antibodies that at approximately 18 weeks gestation, would begin destroying Adeline’s red blood cells. This hemolytic disease could cause significant anemia in the baby and potentially death. At 23 and 6 we […]

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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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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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