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Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.
Tyson was born by emergency c-section at 26 weeks gestation November 1st, 2012 at 15 oz. and 10" long. Because of his prematurity, he has developed severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension. This site chronicles his victory over challenges brought by his very early birth.
Tyson is named after one of the greatest champions of all time, Mike Tyson. We knew that Tyson would have an incredible fight for his life, and no one with the name Tyson could ever be weak. Tyson is our champion.
Tyson is holding steady on 2.25 liters of oxygen. He has been fed 100% Pediasure for a few days now. His body is still adjusting to it. He's been constipated. They are also increasing the caloric density of the Pediasure so that it will match the formula that he will be given at home. Regular Pediasure is 34 calories per ounce. Tyson is currently on 26 calories. They also condensed his feeds to 2 hours on, 1 hour off.
He will get more vaccines today and then 2 weeks later. I requested that they spread his vaccines just because of Tyson's history of not tolerating change very well, and taking a little longer to recover from the vaccines.
Not sure when he can come home yet. But I'm starting to get my house ready! Who knows, he may be home next month or February. Either way, I need to get ready.