Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meet Brody

Brody was born at 36wks with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in Denver CO. This is a Life Threatening Birth Defect with a 50/50% survial rate. He was missing almost all of his left diaphram allowing his stomach, bowels, intestines, spleen & part of his liver to migrate up in the chest cavity. This pushed his heart over to the right side & filled the space needed for his lungs to develop. Brody was born with 3/4 of a right lung and his left lung was very very small. He was placed on life support right after he was born. He had his first major surgery at 3 days old. We did leave the NICU when he was 3wks 2 days old but then airlifted back to Denver at 6 wks old & 5 months old. Brody had 6 surgeries in the first 9 months of life and we hope that will be all. He is now 2 1/2 years old and is full of life! He is my gift from God!


  1. YEA BRODY!!! love the pic! he looks wonderful, glad to see he made it on the page and got such a cute blanky:)

  2. Such a cute boy who loves trains!

    Wishing you health and happiness.

    Lots of love from a Grandma called Mimi.