Oliver Klein

First post: Mar 28, 2017 Latest post: May 28, 2017
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I was born on February 16, 2017, at 5:55 pm. I weighed 1lb 15.4 oz , and measured 13.4 inches long. My first few days was very difficult and relied on a ventilator, and 2 blood transfusions. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with a grade 4 bleed in the right ventricle in my brain. Over the next couple weeks, my head grew in size due to large buildup of hydrocephalus. On March 8th, i said my good byes to the great nurses at the Good Samaritan Hospital, and was transferred to Cincinnati Children's. I received neurosurgery 2 days later, on March 10th at 12:07pm to get a reservoir placed. This allows the doctors to remove the Hydrocephalus and allow the Grade 4 bleed to become absorbed back into my body. I've been slowly recovering from the surgery, and am beginning to grow. I have been drinking mom's milk through a feeding tube, and have been getting steady streams of oxygen to help me grow. My original due date was May 22nd, and when i was born, i was only 26 weeks and 3 day old gestational. 

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