To most outsiders, CDH is ‘limiting’, but for me, it is the complete opposite. My CDH drives me to do well in school, and because I was lucky enough to have an amazing doctor like Dr. Kays, I am able to pursue all of the things that I love to do, things that most people would be surprised that I am able to do.
We still needed more information before choosing our path. These tests would give a pediatric surgeon a better understanding of our child's severity and help us make the best decision for our son.Read More
Claire goes to weekly physical and occupational therapy which has focused on developing her core strength and combatting any gross motor delays she has due to the stroke. She has made tremendous progress and is meeting most milestones!Read More
We were devastated. I can remember sobbing all the way home and my husband holding it together until he talked to his dad. When he said, “Dad, it’s not fair” and his voice broke, I could have ripped my heart out.Read More
Kennedy's corrective surgery was at 5 days old. There was enough diaphragm left to sew it together instead of using a patch. She did well but struggled with eating and reflux. At one month old, a feeding tube was placed and a Nissen procedure done. We left the NICU and headed home at 2 months old. 7 surgeries later and 11 years old, we are beyond grateful...!!!Read More