Luke R. ~ Super Hero Alias: Devious Luke
Age: 8 months old
Weight at Birth: 4 lbs 14 oz
Weeks Gestation: 33 weeks
Time in the NICU: 43 days
Diagnosis, complications, surgeries?
GERD, eye problems and developmental delay
Why should your child be recognized as “Preemie of the Year”?
My son Luke has had a rough start as do most other preemies, but he has an attitude that I admire. He was on a ventilator and chest tube for a week, then oxygen off and on. He had his ups and downs in his 43 day NICU stay. The NICU was a very uncertain time not knowing what would come next, but he has always amazed me with his strength and determination. Now at 8 months old, he has never been out of the hospital much longer than a month. He is always a smiley happy baby, even when most other babies even some adults would be frustrated. He was born 7 weeks early but is mommy’s little fighter.