"This Little Baby is Amazing!": Emersyn's Story
Tiny patient saved by St. Elizabeth Hospital's caring staff and generous donors.
One out of eight babies born today will need to be treated in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Kelsey and AJ's baby was that one.
Kelsey was rushed to St. Elizabeth Hospital 14 weeks early. Little Emersyn was born weighing only 1 pound 15 ounces and was not breathing. Emersyn was immediately connected to the Babylog ventilator to breath for her until her little lungs could take over. She was quickly transferred to the NICU in a specially designated isolette that provided her warmth, moisture and monitoring systems. The life-saving Babylog ventilator and the isolette were available for Emersyn because of caring donors.
"This little baby is AMAZING! She needed blood transfusions right away in the delivery room, and getting her mother's milk was 'liquid gold' for her survival," proclaimed Emersyn's nurse.
After 112 days in the NICU, she went home with her parents weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces. Her survival is a result of donor generosity and our talented care team.
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