Monday, June 11, 2012

June Sweet Pea Spotlight: Cohen

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 June Sweet Pea Spotlight


My son Cohen just celebrated his first birthday this week. We are so, incredibly proud of how far he has come. Cohen and his twin brother, Carter, were born at 25 weeks due to complications with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. His brother Carter gave this world his best fight but died shortly after birth. Cohen was born weighing 1 lb 8 oz and was 13 inches long. He was born in kidney failure. He spent 130 days in the NICU fighting his battle against premature lungs, kidney failure, a horrible skin infection, a PDA (which couldn't be ligated because of his infection), lung bleeds, Grade I IVH, and an enlarged heart. 

Today he is a happy, energetic one year old. He is an extremely busy boy full of life. We often think that all his energy is because he is living this life for both himself and his brother. Cohen is an amazing eater and we are so thankful that he has never had any feeding problems. We continue to be amazed at all the things he has overcome and that at a year old he is sitting, crawling, and pulling up to stand. We are so proud of him and we don't take his health or any of his accomplishments for granted.


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