Our baby girl, Zoe is over 1 1/2 years old and still cannot eat via her mouth. She has to eat through a feeding tube that goes into her stomach.
She has overcome sooo much in her short life.
She was born March 5, 2012, 5 weeks premature, weighing 4'2lbs.
She overcame: a bowel perforation, an infection, being septic, aspirating in her lungs 5 times, a bowel blockage, intestinal malrotation, esophageal stricture, 3 major surgeries, about 13 minor surgeries ( Dr.'s call them procedures, I would say surgery, if they have to cut her or give her a general anesthetic), 2 seizures, and almost 100 x-rays and many other tests.
At one point in the intensive care, her breathing tube got plugged and her heart rate dropped to 32bpm because she couldn't breath!
She was being fed through IV called TPN for almost 4months and didn't get any liver damage, which was almost a given for that long, and the Dr.s and pharmacists kept saying she has super genes.
She is sooo much better than when she was first born, but she just can't eat and after 6 surgeries to her esophagus, they are referring her to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital to see if they can help her.
They said we coud be there between 2-8 weeks!!
They will do all the testing from scratch, and if they figure it out, will preform surgery.
We are trying to raise money to help cover all the costs of the trip.
Zoe's name means life and she loves life and is sooo happy! Amazing after all she's been through.
We thank God for our miracle baby and the peace that we have felt throughout these tough times!
Thank-you everyone for your love and support!
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