Health knowledge made personal
I've been married to my wonderful husband Chris for three years. After struggling to get pregnant we are now the proud parents of Brayden, born on January 13, 2009. We have been though a lot during this journey (including Brayden's five week stay in the NICU) and I am excited that you've stopped by to check in on our latest. We have a zoo of furry children (including 2 Golden Retrievers and 3 cats) and we really enjoy watching all the reality TV we can get our hands on! I also love the Lord, Jesus Christ who is my Savior. I am so thankful to have a personal relationship with Him!
More about Brayden - He suffered from a rare condition called PPHN, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neonate (newborn). One neonatologist put it this way: He didn't realize he was born! His heart continued to pump blood as though he was a fetus. Our 5 week stay included 3 blood transfusions, a vent, nitric oxide, jaundice from all the medication he was on, being paralyzed and sedated, and then feeding problems, silent aspiration and reflux. On a personal note, I didn't even get to hold him unitl he was 9 days old!