Skyler’s Journey

November 27th, 2006 was both the best and worst day of my life. After 9 months of preparing, my husband and I anxiously awaited the arrival of our first child, neither aware of the never-ending journey we were embarking on.

That morning, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy, who we named Skyler. His delivery was completely normal. Approximately one hour post delivery, for reasons unknown, Skyler stopped breathing. His body simply shut down. I credit the fact that he lived through the event to the quick actions of his nurse, who rushed him to the nearest operating room to be resuscitated.

Almost immediately after being resuscitated Skyler started having seizures. His condition was so severe the hospital where I delivered thought it would be best for him to be transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Columbus Children’s Hospital (now NCH). The NICU would be our home for seven weeks, through Christmas and New Years.

During this time Skyler had every diagnostic test you can imagine performed, ending with an MRI, which showed brain damage resulting from the lack of oxygen in the recovery room. He had a gtube placed for nutrition and we were sent home to begin our journey with our incredible baby boy.

What a journey is has been!

Shortly after Skyler’s first birthday he was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. While receiving this diagnosis was difficult, we have never allowed it to define Skyler!

He is now 9 years old and thriving in 3rd grade. He does have significant developmental delays and visits NCH semi-regularly for clinic visits and inpatient stays, but he teaches us how capable he is every single day!

Skyler plays baseball for The Miracle League, runs 5k races with Team Heart and Sole, loves going to the beach and visiting Mickey, is an incredible brother to his baby sister, Quinn, and brings joy to everyone he meets. He has the best laugh and his smile says more than words ever could.

He is my miracle and my husband and I thank God every day for the care he received at Nationwide Children’s after birth and still receives today.

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  • Name: Skyler S.Skyler Seymour
  • Condition(s): Cerebral Palsy
  • Age at Treatment: 0 Days
  • Age Today: 11/27/200614 Years

November 27th, 2006 was both the best and worst day of my life. After 9 months of preparing, my husband and I anxiously awaited the arrival of our first child, neither aware of the never-ending journey we were embarking on.

That morning, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy, who we named Skyler. His delivery was completely normal. Approximately one hour post delivery, for reasons unknown, Skyler stopped breathing. His body simply shut down. I credit the fact that he lived through the event to the quick actions of his nurse, who rushed him to the nearest operating room to be resuscitated.

Almost immediately after being resuscitated Skyler started having seizures. His condition was so severe the hospital where I delivered thought it would be best for him to be transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Columbus Children’s Hospital (now NCH). The NICU would be our home for seven weeks, through Christmas and New Years.

During this time Skyler had every diagnostic test you can imagine performed, ending with an MRI, which showed brain damage resulting from the lack of oxygen in the recovery room. He had a gtube placed for nutrition and we were sent home to begin our journey with our incredible baby boy.

What a journey is has been!

Shortly after Skyler’s first birthday he was diagnosed with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. While receiving this diagnosis was difficult, we have never allowed it to define Skyler!

He is now 9 years old and thriving in 3rd grade. He does have significant developmental delays and visits NCH semi-regularly for clinic visits and inpatient stays, but he teaches us how capable he is every single day!

Skyler plays baseball for The Miracle League, runs 5k races with Team Heart and Sole, loves going to the beach and visiting Mickey, is an incredible brother to his baby sister, Quinn, and brings joy to everyone he meets. He has the best laugh and his smile says more than words ever could.

He is my miracle and my husband and I thank God every day for the care he received at Nationwide Children’s after birth and still receives today.

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