condition: Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

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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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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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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