condition: Prematurity

The Miracle of Jayzon

Jayzon’s mom calls him “Champ” for good reason. Born weighing only thirteen ounces a little more than a year ago, this special preemie has gone through quite a fight in his short life. He has chronic lung disease, which led to his quickly getting a tracheostomy and G-tube. “The odds were totally against him,” says […]

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Killian’s Story

As soon as his parents knew they were pregnant, they named their son to be, Killian, which means small and fierce. It would turn out that was the perfect name. At 25 weeks, Killian’s mom suddenly went into labor.  The doctors did all they could to hold off delivery for more than three days of […]

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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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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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Avery’s Story

On December 18th, 2014 at 23 weeks and 5 days pregnant, my worst happened. Without any explanation, I went into labor. We had been prepared by the doctors to expect the worst. We were told statistic after statistic of what could happen if I were to deliverer. The goal was to try to stop my […]

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Jordan’s Story

“Are you mentally prepared for this?” Jovanna asked her husband, Rance. “Are you ready if he’s not alive?” The Robinsons were on the quietest and longest 9-hour drive the couple had ever been on. While in New Jersey at a dance competition for their daughter, Jovanna’s water broke.  She was only 23 weeks. They rushed […]

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How Nationwide Children’s Hospital saved our daughter’s life.

I was 28 weeks pregnant when I went for a routine checkup with my OB. While at that appointment I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and sent over to Doctor’s Hospital for monitoring. After 7 hours of monitoring they let myself and my husband know that I would be admitted and staying in the hospital until […]

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Miracle triplets who were born too soon

It took us 5 long years to get pregnant. When we found out we were having triplets we were ecstatic! My pregnancy had been going great until 24 weeks. I was admitted to the hospital on strict bed rest for shorten cervix and possible preterm labor. My water broke at 27 wks 5 days and […]

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Adam’s Story

Adam was brought to Nationwide Children’s with a rare congenital heart defect on the day he was born. Although we thought he would spend months in the NICU before having open heart surgery, we were fortunate to bring him home just three weeks later (surgery-free). The first 12 months of his life are a blur […]

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