Way back in September of 2011, I attended my cousin Jen's wedding. It was a very fun occasion, they are a very happy couple, and they have recently been blessed with the sweetest baby boy! On July 15, 2012 he was born weighing 1 lb. 15oz. and measuring 13.25 inches. Their son was born 3 1/2 months premature. He had to be moved to a hospital in another state to receive the medical care he needs. His parents are with him every day.
|This is an early photo of Tuff before he was breathing on his own.|
He is a fighter, overcoming every obstacle set before him. We've nicknamed him Tuff, because he is just that. The most recent update I've heard states that Tuff is now able to drink and digest his mother's milk, he's breathing on his own, and is up to 2 lbs. 5 oz. Both parents have finally been able to hold him and give him his first kisses.
Every moment I can, I'm praying for Tuff to keep progressing, to keep gaining weight, to keep fighting. I pray for his parents, they have a long road ahead of them as well. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for them.
Sometimes the tiniest footprints leave the deepest impact in our hearts. I am sharing this post in hopes that you will share a similar story of your own. I would love to read a long list of premature baby success stories in my comments that I could share with Tuff's parents. Any words of encouragement, prayers, thoughts, stories, advice, would be greatly apprectiated.
Thanks for your comments!