Team Tiny Tot is for our tiny tot, Dylan who was born 14 weeks early. At 25 weeks, I sensed something was wrong and headed to the hospital. I was told had I not acted quickly, the baby would have been born that night and we would have lost him. Doctors told me that getting through the next 48 hours would be key (to allow a steroid shot to work). The goal...to keep the baby in for at least 30 weeks.
I made it to 26 weeks then went into labor. Baby D weighed 690 grams or one pound eight ounces. He was taken to the NICU immediately and doctors didn't know if he would survive. The next day I saw him for the first time. I had never seen a baby so tiny.
Despite being a pound and a half, Dylan persevered through painful procedures, infections, countless blood draws and even heart surgery. After 127 days, he became a NICU grad and we could finally take our babe home.
Thanks to the amazing NICU staff, modern medicine and March of Dimes research, baby Dylan is with us today. That is why we walk!