His team of doctors and surgeons were amazing. His NICU nurses were beyond amazing. When we go to Children's for his appointments there is usually someone who remembers him- this time it was the X-ray technician. CDH isn't rare but it is fairly uncommon, so they remember Gavin because he was the first case of CDH in 2013 and because his recovery was remarkable. And unless you see his scars, you would never know he had such a rough start. He's amazing, he's strong, and he's growing.
Most babies who are born with CDH are smaller than they should be, their lungs are underdeveloped, there can be heart defects, failure to thrive & developmental delays. I thank God every day that he answered our prayers when Gavin was only hours old.
We met with Gavin's surgeon on Monday and it was all good news. She looked at his chest X-ray, listened to his lungs and said everything looks & sounds great. Music to my ears. His ribs do stick out more than normal and when he gets a cold he has wheezing spells that require breathing treatments. There is always the chance that his hernia could re-open; requiring surgery to repair it again. But right now, Gavin is doing wonderfully.
Happy 15 month birthday Booty, you are a miracle & we love you so much!