We have been waiting a long time to post this. Almost two months, to be exact. It was on December 15th, 2017 that we had the honor of meeting little Patrick.
Born at 26 weeks on December 1 and weighing in at an impossible 1 lb and 15 ounces, this little guy has beat odd after odd.
As the doors to the NICU at PeaceHealth West in Vancouver opened, we knew that this would be one of more difficult NICU sessions. It's hard to imagine anything that small, but especially a person. How can one who is so tiny, fight so hard?
As we walked down the hallway with Patrick's mother, Sarah and his Grandmother, we noticed all of the signs that lined the room with different warnings and instructions for care of these tiny little fighters. When we got to Patrick's room, a beautiful harp being played by a volunteer echoed through the hallways. Music therapy is a very common occurrence in a NICU, and is always so calming in a stressful situation for both babies and their parents.
Walking into the room was a bit overwhelming. When you walked in, there was a large completely enclosed bassinet, with the tiniest little thing that you'd ever laid eyes on inside of it. It was hard to believe that a baby was inside.
As we spent time in Patrick's room, we met one of PJ's nurses and observed as she performed a few routine tasks. Watching how delicate everything was with him was unreal, and amazing.
We are ecstatic to report that at just over two months old, Patrick will be going home this week! We will be covering his discharge from his long fight at the hospital as he goes home where he belongs.
Stay tuned, this is only beginning of this amazing little fighter's story!
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