Dan and his wife Vanessa are proud to announce the arrival of their son Erik Theodore. He was born at 10:42 on Friday June 27th, 2014. He was 6 lbs 12oz. While his size and overall health were fairly good, his lungs were not up to the task and he was admitted to the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) shortly after birth. Pressurized air and additional oxygen were applied to keep his blood oxygen levels at normal. Intravenous fluids and a feeding tube were inserted to get nutrients into him. X-Rays showed a bi-lateral pheumo thorax – partially collapsed lungs.
It was a little scary for a while, and difficult to spread the word of the happy occasion while he remained in a plastic box with tubes sticking out of him. Thanks to all for the best wishes, we look forward to taking our little boy home as soon as possible.