Brave little Logan has had a long and difficult road since his birth at just 35 weeks in August 2015. It was discovered that he was silently breathing food into his lungs and needed to be fed through a tube directly into his tummy. Still just a tiny baby, Logan spent 38 days in ICU in his local hospital, before being transferred to Temple Street for treatment. It was such an anxious time for his loving family.
In December 2015, Logan spent a total of 26 days in St. Michael’s B and Top Flat wards with intestinal problems and a mild form of meningitis, requiring platelet transfusions.
“It can be very lonely and stressful being away from home with a very sick child. It’s a three-hour car journey and I was also away from my daughter Mia, who is just three-years-old. But Temple Street is a fantastic hospital and we got so much help from the doctors and nurses, who gave fantastic care to Logan. A special thank you to Dr. Sinead Murphy who has been a massive support for both myself and Logan.”
Unfortunately, Logan had to come back to Temple Street again in February suffering with the rotavirus, this time spending six days in our ICU Department and another week in St. Patrick’s Ward.
However, wonderful little Logan is a fighter and continued to improve and make progress. When he was discharged from hospital in February, his family were thrilled to be told that he could start to eat and drink orally – just keeping his tube for top ups of water. At his most recent check-up this week, they received the amazing news that his tube could finally be removed for good – just in time for his second birthday at the end of August!
“We are very blessed to have this super boy in our lives. Every day is a blessing with him.”