On February 10, 2019, little Noah was born 13 weeks early. Several times, Noah’s parents and providers worried he wouldn’t make it through the night. But Noah was a fighter.
Due to his prematurity, Noah’s lungs weren’t fully developed so he needed a breathing tube and ventilator to help him breathe. He also needed laser eye surgery to help prevent blindness from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a common disease in premature babies. Noah spent the first 353 days of his life at Children’s Wisconsin, first in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and then he joined the big kids in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Finally, just a couple weeks before his 1st birthday, Noah got to leave the hospital for the first time! He’s home now enjoying time with Mom and Dad. Congratulations and happy birthday, Noah!