NICU Miracle Babies | Triplets in Trouble Push Through

Charity Name
Loma Linda University Medical Center

CFC Zone

Charity Type

CFC Number
83500

Cause Area

Transcript

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My name is Amber Tomlinson

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and I have eight-year-old triplets.

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They were born at 32 weeks.

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And my son by far was the most sick.

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He had NEC, which is
necrotizing enterocolitis.

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So part of the intestine
became gangrenous.

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They did a laparoscopic surgery on him

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just to clean out the bowels,
see what was going on.

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They noticed the problem came back.

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I go on ahead and sign the consent form

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to have a second surgery
and that's the point

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where they removed part of his intestines.

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So he spent a total time of
four months in the hospital.

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The nurses were absolutely amazing.

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They would call me multiple
hours during the day.

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They would send me
pictures, give me updates.

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So they made the experience
a lot easier to deal with

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in the face of adversity.

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They are eight years old now
with no lingering issues.

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They've very active.

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They do swimming and
they're in gymnastics.

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Healing is allowing yourself
to experience a range

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of emotions and to know
that the Lord is with you.

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