This time 10 years ago, Elliott was fighting for his life

Shortly after birth, Elliott experienced major, life threatening complications and was taken to the NICU.

I remember him screaming or crying, like babies do after being born. 

As he was crying, the sound of his cries changed dramatically and that’s because his lung burst.  I don’t remember if it was his left lung or right lung. 

He had experienced a pneumothorax.

While in the NICU, as his lung was healing, his other lung burst.

Over the 10 days or so that he was in the NICU, there would be many complications, including pneumonia, that came close to taking his life. 

His Mother and I were told to be prepared for the worst, as they considered life flighting him to Rainbow Babies…

Thankfully, he fought through it and is still with us today. 

The only reasons he’s alive today is because of how hard his Mother fought during the 6 months of bedrest and preterm labor, leading up to him being premature.  The doctors/nurses that cared for him 24/7 during his stay and of course, Elliott’s fierce will to live..

To this day, I can’t look at pictures or videos  of him in the NICU without crying…

Happy Birthday Elliott….  I love you more than you will ever know…  ☺❤


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