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Emmett’s Story

My name is Emmett Ibach and I am 10 years old. Because of my birth, I have severe hypoxic ischemia (lack of oxygen to the brain that causes many neurological problems), severe irritability, a sleep disorder, and a seizure disorder. When I was born, I was not breathing and was sent right to the NICU. I had a ventilator overnight and had seizures immediately. Surprising everyone, I went home after 16 days. I have continuous trouble with irritability, sleep, seizures, and feedings. I take many medications to help. I require 24 hour one-on-one care and have a nurse during the day. I have a feeding tube in my tummy to eat. I can't walk or talk in the conventional way, but definitely vocalize when happy, sad, and mad! I can be extremely irritable at times, but when happy, I have the biggest and best smiles. I like to give Hi-5's and my favorite show is Barney! I love to be held and rocked. I have a 8 year old brother named Ethan and a 6 year old sister named Emma who I love very much.

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HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY EMMETT!
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carol hakanson
By Carol Hakanson
Happy Belated Birthday Emmett. That is a great day as it is the same day as mine. I'm sure you had lots of fun at your birthday party. You are a handsome young man.
Sherri Nelson
By Sherri Nelson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMETT!! I can't believe you are 11 years old! Have a great day!
Darlene Rheault
By Aunt. Darlene
Sorry I mean great day