My Doernbecher Story

Eoghan and Peyton's Story

My boys were born June 2, 2012 at 29 weeks and 1 day - 11 weeks early from a due date of august 17th. Eoghan (owen) was 2lbs 13 oz and Peyton was 3lbs 4 oz. I had them via emergency c-section at OHSU.

10 days after my c-section I went back in for another emergency surgery for a hematoma removal (blood clot) 550cc. I had a wound vac for 5 weeks. My boys spent 2 months in the NICU at Doernebecher. Thanks to March of Dimes and Doernebecher staff, I have my family.

This is the scariest thing I have ever been through and am suffering from a lot of complications of the c-section as well as PTSD. But my boys are doing fantastic. I could not breast feed due to the early birth c section and extreme infection after. But the boys have gained 11 pounds each since there birth. They have been home for almost 3 months and i am so grateful for there lives. Always remember "Cherish today, Tomorrow is never promised."

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