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Danny

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When the symptoms of severe preeclampsia became too precarious to manage at home, Danny’s mom was put on hospital bed rest at 28 weeks into his pregnancy. The doctors hoped they would make it to 37 weeks, but only a week later, Danny became unresponsive in utero and had to be delivered via emergency C-section at 29 weeks, weighing 2 lbs and measuring 14” long.

Throughout his 55-day stay in the NICU, Danny’s mom and dad and extended family celebrated each gram gained and each milestone hit (reaching the 3-lb mark, wearing clothes, being able to nurse and drink from a bottle, being able to breathe “room air”, coming off of breathing support, and more) with great hope. Danny grew stronger each day, and after eight weeks, was able to come home. Danny was readmitted after only two days at home when he briefly stopped breathing, and was this time discharged on an apnea monitor, which he remained on for two-and-a-half months.

Today, Danny is a happy and healthy little boy who loves his family and especially his big sister, Charlotte. He is very bright and
gets excellent reports from his teachers - and big hugs from his schoolmates when he arrives each day. He spreads joy and laughter everywhere he goes, and has an incredible sense of humor and a resiliency of spirit that every preemie parent would surely recognize

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