Meet Miracle Kid Mathew Westerman

 

 

Max Fiel-Murphy will be two years old in May. He was born at 35 weeks due to Vasa Previa, a life threatening condition. Vasa Previa can result in rapid fetal hemorrhage of both baby and mother or lack of oxygen for the baby. Max spent about a week in the Shannon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and utilized equipment provided by Children’s Miracle Network including the Bubble CPAP for respiratory distress, the syringe feeder, and bilirubin light for jaundice. Max and his parents also stayed in the Parenting Suite which gives parents an opportunity to independently care for their newborn with the reassurance of the nursing staff in close proximity. Max likes to dance, play with his dogs, and eat ice cream.

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