My amazing friend Karla had a miracle baby just over a year ago. His name is Emmett and he was born 11 weeks early at 2 pounds 6 ounces. He's been a fighter since the day he got here, just barely a year ago. And now he's having to fight again....Just about 2 weeks ago Emmett was not feeling well. Not himself. Monday night Karla had a feeling that she needed to sleep in his room with him. The next morning, she noticed that Emmett was having trouble breathing. She took him immediately to Urgent Care, and was then instructed to go to Phoenix Children's Hospital right away. It was discovered that Emmett had swallowed a quarter size battery and it was lodged in his throat. It had already caused damage to his esophagus from the leakage from the battery, and he was rushed into emergency surgery. They are keeping a close eye on him in the PICU, and because of his discomfort level, they have him heavily sedated, and he will stay that way for the next few weeks in order to heal . They will then do reconstructive surgery to correct the damage done to his esophagus. Poor little Emmett, and his sweet parents, have been through so much this past year with Emmett's early birth. And now, they are dealing with this. The Doctors say it is a miracle that he is still with us!
thanks so much!