Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet Riley

Riley was born 3 weeks early; he was born September 17th 2005 on the Passenger Side of my car in front of my In-laws home on a cold September night.
Magna EMT‘s delivered him. Riley was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 shortly after he was born; when he was 2 days old he was lifeflighted from Cottonwood Hospital to LDS
Hospital where he was admitted to the NBICU for a month due to pneumonia, and
Feeding issues, reflux, and heart issues.

Riley was on oxygen for the first 4 months of his life, he also had reflux and was on
Liquid Prevacid until he was 18 months old.
When Riley was born he had 3 holes in his heart (PDA & ASD & VSD).
Today 2 of his holes have closed over on there own which are the (PDA & VSD) and the ASD has shrunk.

When Riley was 6 months old he had his first surgery for Tonsil and Adenoid removal and Clogged Tear Ducts, he had all this done all on the same day.
When Riley was 18 months old he had to have helmet therapy to help correct his
Plagiocephaly (flat spot on the back of his head).

Riley has hyperthyroidism and is on medication daily to help regulate his thyroid.
In 2008 Riley had surgery to have tubes put in his ears due having to many ear infections.
Riley has had RSV & Pneumonia since he has been born, and there have been multiple
Times Riley has spent overnight in Primary Children’s ER due to dehydration when has has been very sick.

Today Riley is a very happy and healthy little boy who is doing well and making
Wonderful progress in his Speech Therapy. He is also very active and into everything keeps us on our toes !
To read more about Riley you can visit his blog : ( Just 2 of a kind ) .
Riley is are little angel with such a sweet spirit and we love him very much!
Thank you Lacey & Jaxson for the beautiful new blankie for Riley he will have something new to snuggle with besides his turtle named squirt.