Baby Thor’s Survival Story

April 27th, 2012 by Heather

I had to have a scheduled C-section because my baby wasn’t growing. My son was born 4 lbs. 3 oz. and he had juandice and his lungs weren’t developed completely yet. He was 6 days old still in the NICU and they told me he had an infection in his bowels and had to be transported immediatley to another hospital but I couldn’t ride with him but I could drive there. We got to the other hospital and 2 surgeons met with us and said that my son (Thor) was here and they are getting him ready for emergency surgery I asked if I could see him and he was gruntin and barely breathing, he was in so much pain. I kissed him told him I love him and to be strong. Surgery took 9 hours and they took his appendix out, 97% of his colon and most of his large intestine and he had to have a colostomy bag for a while. He was in the hospital for 2 months and we got to bring him home for 10 days. And then bring him back for another surgery to get rid of the colostomy bag and reattach his intestines. A large part of his large intestine was dead from the NEC. He spent 1 more month in there and then came home. They had told us that there’s a good chance he won’t survive and now he’s 13 months old and a very smart healthy little boy. He is our miracle.

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