Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meet Ashlea

Ashlea was born extremely prematurely due to severe Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. She weighed 570gm at birth (1 pound 4). She had a VERY rocky journey through the NICU and nearly didn't make it on several occasions. As a result of her difficult start to life she has been left with chronic renal failure (she will require a kidney transplant in the next few years), cerebral palsy (spastic diplegia), a developmental delay and she is blind. Ashlea has had hernia surgery, a fundoplication and has a g-tube. Ashlea has surprised her doctors by recently learning to crawl and by starting to say some words, and at the age of 3 she has just started w-sitting for short periods of time. She is very cute and very loved. You can follow her journey at: http://thinkingofstartingablog.blogspot.com/


  1. She is adorable, the blanket turned out so cute

  2. what a princess, shes adorable!!! love the blankie too