After spending a week at home with our newborn, little Mitt stopped eating, he acted like he was in pain and his skin began to turn a strange yellow color. We rushed him to the emergency room and was told he probably had jaundice.
After conducting many tests and not getting any results we were told Mitt needed additional care (far beyond our small-town hospital could provide). The call went out and a Life Flight team from Primary Children’s was headed our way to get our baby. Once they arrived it was a relief to have such trained professionals take control of the situation and quickly get our baby en route to Salt Lake City.
After another day of continued tests, we learned that Mitt’s ureter had a blockage and therefore wasn’t allowing any fluid from his right kidney to get into his bladder, which caused a massive infection throughout his body. The days we spent in the hospital were some of the hardest and darkest days of our life. But, through that all I knew we were in the best of hands as these caring nurses and talented specialists were caring for our son. They made sure we were aware of every step, every process and they were extremely respectful during our time there.
Mitt underwent surgery after a week in Primary Children’s. And then we returned a year later for a second surgery that would conclude his care. Mitt is now almost 6 years old! He is happy and healthy! I am so grateful to Primary Children’s for saving our son.
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