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Post On Friday, April 18, 2014 By Gina
I'd like to share a story that certainly has been a success. After his mother's bout with preeclampsia and being born at only 2 lbs and 12 oz, a young boy is now living as a healthy, happy 4-year-old.
Pace Tonn was born at 2:54 a.m. on December 31, 2009 at just 2 pounds, 12 ounces. At 12 weeks premature, Pace faced a 7-month long stay in the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). On top of ventilator care, he also required blood transfusions and several surgeries. Although Keri was released four days after delivery, baby Pace had a long road ahead.
The NICU was actually turned into a miniature surgical suite so that Pace wouldn’t experience any trauma from being moved, following a PDA litigation procedure. Before long, Pace became known as a “miracle and inspiration” around the hospital.
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