Callum O. ~ Super Hero Alias: Micro Man
Age: 14 months
Weight at Birth: 1lb 9oz
Weeks Gestation: 25 weeks
Time in the NICU: 118 days
Diagnosis, complications, surgeries?
Chronic Lung Disease, still oxygen dependent, ROP, aspiration, pneumonia, reflux, g-tube.
Why should your child be recognized as “Preemie of the Year”?
I never could have guessed that the strongest person I would ever know would arrive in the form of a 1-1/2 pound baby boy. But my son Callum was born a fighter. His first few weeks of life were tenuous at best and there were times that we weren’t sure if he was going to make it through the night. He battled Chronic Lung Disease, dangerous drops in blood pressure, infection, and Retinopathy of Prematurity among other things. For the first 4 months of his life, Callum endured needle sticks, PICC line placement, IV insertions, arterial line insertions, blood draws, painful eye exams. The world was not a kind place to him. And yet, despite all this, Callum was, and continues to be, the happiest child we have ever met.