Regina Kirwin Leo Kirwin

First post: Aug 10, 2022 Latest post: Aug 15, 2022
It’s a boy! We welcomed our sweet little Leo Charles into the world at 3:41am Tuesday morning, July 26,2022. He was 6lbs 12oz and 18.5in long! Mom is doing well, but our little nugget decided to throw us a curve ball. He was transported Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital where he is in good hands with the NICU staff. He is scheduled for lots of assessments and testing in the days to come. He was diagnosed with Hemifacial microplasia (the right side of his face was not fully developed ). He also has laryngomalacia (the laryngeal structure in his throat is floppy, blocking part of his airway). There are currently lots of unknowns and unanswered questions. What we do know: he is receiving the best care we could ask for, he is already so loved by so many people, his big brother and sister are excited to meet him, and mom and dad are right by his side.

At this time we do not have a tentative timeline for how long Leo will be in the NICU. We are hoping the tests and assessments he has scheduled will bring more answers. We currently have a room at the Renucci Hospitality House, but will be driving back and forth to be with Howie and Piper.

We appreciate all your love and support but ask that you do not call at this time. Text messages are welcome, just know we may not be able to respond in a timely manner. Please use this page as way to stay updated and feel bonded with the Kirwin family.

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