On January 16th, Paxton was transferred by the intermountain Life Flight team via ambulance to Primary Children's Hospital. Our little man was unable to use his digestive system. His nutrition was going in but his body couldn't move it back out. The next day he was prepped for abdominal surgery, where they found that his intestines had coiled around making kinks and knots that made it impossible to go to the bathroom.
Paxton deals with many struggles everyday. He needs machines and equipment to keep his body functioning like a normal baby. Many days he gets too comfortable and forgets to keep breathing so he constantly has to be moved around so he will take deep breaths. He has spent the entire time of his life in an isolette with different equipment like breathing tubes, nasal cannulas, feeding tubes, Picc Lines, Blood draws, Heel Pricks, heart rate monitors, CO2 monitors, and the list goes on.
Our little man is currently battling Rhinovirus. This is particularly hard on preemies because it attacks their respiratory system and many times they will have to be incubated until they can get better, as their little bodies have a hard time battling illnesses. We will be working closely with the nurses and staff the next 6 weeks to try and help this go as smoothly as possible and help him get better as quickly as he can.
The Nicu is a hard place to be. The days never seem to get easier and it's hard to leave your baby in the hospital day after day. We deal with struggles, ups and downs every single day. But we also see many miracles a day and are so thankful for our little man. Paxton has a long journey ahead of him before he will be able to come home but he continues to fight everyday to show us how strong he is. He has become the Miracle Baby that holds our family together.
If you would like to follow his journey we have made a fb page dedicated to him and his every day life- https://m.facebook.com/APreemiesJourneyPaxton
- Heidi Arambula
- Peter Händel
- ryan lawson
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