Ethan M. ~ Super Hero Alias: Warrior Ethan
Age: 2 years
Weight at Birth: 1 lb, 11 oz
Weeks Gestation: 24 weeks
Time in the NICU: 295 days
Diagnosis, complications, surgeries?
Pulmonary interstitial emphysema
Grade IV IVH Bilateral
Bilateral Inguinal Hernias
NEC requiring bowel resection, stoma creation and the stoma reversal
Severe GERD causing aspiration
Almost constant state of sepsis
Why should your child be recognized as “Preemie of the Year”?
Ethan’s story has been long and life changing. He spent most of his time in NICU ventilated and making doctor’s life interesting by removing his lines himself! He suffered set back after set back, and had 6 PICU stays requiring ventilation after his initial stay in NICU. Ethan has continued to fight back and give hope when in truth at times it felt like all hope was lost. Even now, at nearly 2 years of age he has just started crawling, and he deals with the wires that he comes with simply by moving them out of way so he can get to where he wants. Where there is a will, Ethan will find a way. Read more about his journey. www.born16weeksearly.weebly.com
Using three or more typical characteristics of a Super Hero, please describe your child.
Strong, happy, cheeky