Felix West’s Story
In January 2012 my son Felix was born and despite a reluctance to leave the womb he eventually arrived and was seemingly fit and healthy. However, after about 6 hours back on the ward he decided that he was bored of breathing and stopped doing it.
Thankfully, a nurse came to his rescue and was able to get him to the Special Care Baby Unit where he was able to be revived.
However he wasn’t out of the woods yet and over the next critical minutes and hours he was given high quality care that minimised damage to his brain and, over the course of the next few days, enabled him to breath unassisted. During this time the staff kept us informed and the facilities allowed us to remain in the hospital with our son.
Finally, after almost two weeks he had improved enough to take him home and he has since made a full recovery
We consider ourselves very lucky, some families aren’t so fortunate but the work the Special Care Baby Unit and Tiny Lives do ensures as many families as possible take their children home.
And that’s all you can really ask for as a parent.
Paul and friends chose to fundraise for Tiny Lives
Paul and a group of friends completed the Norse Challenge in 2013, an extreme 10k obstacle course, to raise money for Tiny Lives – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-west10