Davis Michael Ashworth was born on January 30, 2009 at Duke University Hospital with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This blog details his amazing fight...
Aug 13, 2009
Home and Happy
Davis came home yesterday evening and seems to be on the upswing. His fever is gone, his fontanelle is back to normal, and he can tolerate some formula. He's lost weight and still isn't eating nearly enough, but we feel like he's on the mend and going to be a-okay. He's back to his smiley-little self... after these last few days, it's nice to see.
At around 18 weeks gestation, our son, Davis Michael, was diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is rare, occurring in approximately 1 in 3000 births, and is a hole or absence of the diaphragm that allows stomach contents to move into the chest. In our case, a large amount of intestinal matter and the stomach moved into Davis' chest, displacing his heart and compromising his lung growth. He was born on January 30, 2009 at 1:05 am, and finally discharged on March 10.