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14.5 oz micropreemie fights for his life

Anonymous
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I'm sending prayers and love for this family and especially this little boy --  but does anyone else find it hard to believe that a 23 year old woman has had six pregnancies in 5 years?

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14.5 Ounce Baby Born at Apple Valley’s St. Mary’s Hospital

APPLE VALLEY: (VVNG) - Decklen James Maize was brought into this world by emergency c-section weighing only 14.5 oz and measuring a tiny 10” on Tuesday, May 13th at 5:45 p.m. His mother, Carrie Maize 23-year-old, Victorville resident was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley on Wednesday, May 7th as a result of her water breaking after only 21 weeks of pregnancy. Father, James Maize, age 30 who is currently serving in the Army at Fort Eustis, VA was contacted by the red cross and immediately flew home to be by his wife’s side arriving home on Thursday, May 8th.

On May 13th at about 5:15 p.m. little Decklen’s parents were faced with a difficult decision due to Umbilical Prolapse.  Umbilical Prolapse is the condition in which the umbilical cord leaves the womb prior to the baby, which is a medical emergency. The parents, who last August suffered the stillbirth of a baby girl, named Serenity, decided to do the emergency C-Section to allow their baby boy the chance to fight for his life. Soon after the parents were faced with the harsh reality that the fight of a baby at 22 weeks was a very difficult fight. On May 13th, when baby Decklen was less than 16 hours old the medical staff told the parents he was struggling too much and it may be best to remove him from the ventilator to let him die in peace. Carrie Maize came to peace with the heartbreaking decision thinking there really may not have been any other options. Shortly after, for unknown reasons, they went back to lifesaving measures to save the life of the still fighting, and still strong baby boy.

On May 14th, just a day after being born, little Decklen received a life saving blood transfusion and everything else is stable. On the early evening on Thursday, May 15th, after a visit with Decklen, his mother Carrie said, “I just came back from the NICU he is still doing good!”. Decklen is staying at the NICU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Apple Valley, where the parents have been not only pleased, but, impressed by the doctor’s and staff’s determination to save their baby boy. Decklen is looking at several months in the hospital prior to going home with his mother, father, and his four siblings ages 2-5 years old. When asked if they needed any kind of help from the public his mother said they do not but prayer would be appreciated very much.


Posted by Anonymous on May. 16, 2014 at 12:45 AM
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Arwynn
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:47 AM
Aw. He's a fighter. I hope he survives.
mlg1989
by ZombieMegg on May. 16, 2014 at 12:53 AM
Aw I hope he makes it. :(
lalaballet
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2014 at 12:54 AM
I had four four and under for nine months. I believe it. I hope he makes it!
Mystic.Falls
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:55 AM

BUMP!

Mystic.Falls
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:55 AM

BUMP!

Mystic.Falls
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:55 AM

BUMP!

ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on May. 16, 2014 at 12:58 AM
Sounds like he is a little fighter.
hautemama83
by Emerald Member on May. 16, 2014 at 1:00 AM
As being the mom of a micro preemie, this makes me so sad. I really do hope he survives, and has a good quality of life.
So_Devious20
by Misha Lovegood<3 on May. 16, 2014 at 1:02 AM
Prayers
greenlove2013
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2014 at 1:03 AM
2 moms liked this
That baby is suffering. That is horrible
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