Parents: Carlin Chavez
Hometown: Seymour, TX
Right after Christmas I noticed something wasn’t right. I was living in Watertown at the time and was only 28 weeks along when I was diagnosed with preeclampsia. I was immediately rushed to Crouse Hospital in the middle of the night. After my arrival, it appeared everything had stabilized. Suddenly, two weeks later, my doctor informed me that we could not wait any longer and that I had to have an emergency C-section.
My miracle entered into the world on Jan. 13, 2013 and was immediately rushed to the NICU. I couldn’t see him for 24 hours. It took everything inside me not to sneak up there. When I finally did see him, it was the best day of my life.
The staff helped with everything. From getting a place to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, to the care they provided for my son, Alex, who stayed in the Baker NICU a month without any additional complications. We even got to go home before his due date. Shortly after leaving the hospital, we moved back to Texas to be with family.
The love and care from the Crouse NICU staff is beyond amazing. I will forever be thankful. Alex is now almost three-years-old and is a perfectly healthy, normal little boy. I wish y’all could meet him now. Holding that tiny little baby back then, I never dreamed we could be here.
Thank you for the love and care my son received while in the Baker NICU. We will forever be grateful.