an upper peninsula Baby acelynn was born with all of her organs except her heart and lungs outside of her body. She has beaten all odds in her seven month life. she was born at u of m motts childrens hospital where she has spent her whole life inside of the NICU, with mama by her side its almost impossible to remain close to NICU and still maintain financial stability.
Acelynn Attention UPDATE: Acelynns abdominal wall is officially closed as of Monday (With a mesh material) as you've known the holes in her small intestine were a huge problem with nutrients and weight gain. Normally this surgery doesnt happen until the babies are one year old, but ace has shown she was ready to start moving forward. So, after a seven hour long surgery, and a lot of worry acelynns organs have been repaired and put back where they were supposed to be. They have fixed the holes in her small intestine and hooked everything back up. She only remains with 33 cms of small intestine (225 cms being normal) but she still has a chance to gain all her nutrients by food by mouth. Right now, is a very crucial time because the surgeons have done their part, now acelynn must do hers, and put up her fists and fight like I know she will. She is intubated once again, while heavily sedated to have her little body rest. Once the swelling has gone down, and we can get her fed we will really know what organs work and what doesnt. Almost all of her organs are back inside, kidneys, and bowels. The liver and stomach are outside in the mesh. We still have a long road ahead of us with acelynns care but we are making moves to go home.