Easton Mai had a rough time coming into this world. Just seconds after he was born, nurses and doctors told Easton’s parents, Stephanie and Nick, that he was a very, very sick baby that might die. Within the first hour he was on a ventilator, had a chest tube inserted to help drain the blood, an numerous other procedures to help save his life.
Doctors recommended he be baptized at 1-day-old. Easton’s parents and family members watched as he was baptized and prepped for ECMO: a machine and procedure that ended up saving his life. Easton is still on a ventilator, but doing very well. His parents expect him to be taken off the ventilator in June. They’re excited to see him grow up to be a Cubs fan.
Easton is now 21 months and has been doing great since last May! He still has to take medication every day for high blood pressure and Mom has to take his blood pressure and e-mail it to his doctor every day to determine his medicine dosage, but at some point his blood pressure should become regular and the daily checks will stop. He enjoys playing and watching his favorite movie, Cars, over and over and over again!
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