Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Little LIam's NICU Grad Photo Shoot

Please enjoy Preemie Prints' families’ inspirational story & photos. 
Consider supporting our mission to share hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. We thank our supporters, Preemie Prints volunteers, and donors for allowing us to continue touching the lives of NICU, preemie, and angel families.

We pray these special memories from Preemie Prints 
will help families heal and remember how strong 
they were in overcoming their NICU journey together.

"Liam was born at 1 lb 11oz at 29 weeks and he was a IUGR that is why he was so small. He was doing well until about 3 weeks of life when he first got NEC, he also contracted Staph and E Coli during this time. After overcoming those he was diagnosed with NEC two more times. On May 1st he has 30% of his colon removed and 8" of small intestines. He was then given at Mickey Button so he could go home and we could work on feeds there. He was home for a few weeks when he was rushed to the ER and life flighted back to the Med Center and had to be resuscitated on 3 separate occasion. He was then sent home mid September with a feeding tube in his nose, oxygen and a few other monitors until he was ready for surgery which he had on November 2nd. He had a Fundo placed (Fundoplication Surgery) to stop his bad case of reflux that attributed to his breathing issues. Glad to report he is home now with no tubes in his nose and is starting to finally be part of the family!"

Liam’s photo session was taken and donated by Preemie Prints volunteer photographer, Andrea Bacle.

A Note From Andrea:
“We had to reschedule this little man's session a few times, because we wanted to wait until he was able to sit up on his own. Once we could, what better place to sit a baby up than in the middle of a patch of Texas blue bonnets? Thank you, sweet family, for a fun morning!”

Photos belong to our volunteer photographers, families, 
and organization please do not use for any purpose. 

Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization sharing hope with NICU families through a variety of support programs. One of those programs is the gift of NICU photography and preemie photography. NICU families from across the US can request a no-charge photography session by a Preemie Prints volunteer. The family request from can be found on the right side of our website. These sessions are free of charge and for any NICU family, regardless of time spent in the NICU. The NICU photo shoot can take place inside the NICU or after baby is discharged and at home until their 1st birthday. Facing time in a NICU with a premature or critically ill baby is an extremely difficult time for families. Preemie Prints has a mission to share hope by letting families know they are not alone. Preemie Prints currently has over 100 volunteers nationwide. We are always looking for more volunteers to share in our mission! If you are interested, please email sherri@preemieprints.org and visit our website at www.preemieprints.org. To date Preemie Prints and our volunteers have gifted over 400 NICU family sessions. 

This was a Preemie Prints NICU graduate photography session that took place near Spring, TX.

We're thankful to the family for sharing their story & memories in support of other NICU families.

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