Tahlor and Taylor live in Penticton, BC with their five year old son, Tristyn. On the flight to New Westminister, they were fraught with many thoughts, wonders and fears. That evening, Taylor gave birth to Torryn Edward Keeping, weighing in at 730 grams (1.7 lbs.) who more than exceeded their hopes and dreams. For the first couple days, Torryn needed help breathing from a breathing tube. Soon after, however; he was being assisted through a c-pap machine and was breathing the same air as everyone else. Taylor started to recover from her pre-clampsia symptoms soon after the birth and is doing well and mending.
It is with great joy that we share with you the news of Torryn's birth, but the journey for this family is far from over. As Torryn was born 14 weeks premature, he will need to stay in the NCIU in New West for the forseeable future and there are many obstacles that he must surpass in order to be able to come home. Taylor, Tahlor and Tristyn will have to pack up their life and move to the lower mainland too, leaving behind their two dogs, and a cat. Over the next few months, the couple will be making many trips back and forth from the Okanagan to the Lower Mainland and will be facing many unexpected costs associated with having a pre-mature baby.
If you are able to help us reach our goal to pay for the unexpected expenses, we would be forever grateful. If you are able to help in any other way, even just in the sharing of this page, or by thinking positive thoughts -- we would really appreciate the help.
Check back on this page for regular updates.
This page is being managed and updated by Deprice Martens, Tahlor Keeping's Sister.
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