Jaime Jr. was born on November 29th 2004. He was 3 months premature due to mom having complications but did not have any health problems. He went home from the hospital after about 3 months. In July of 2004 due to military obligations my family and I were getting ready to move to Japan, before we left we said our goodbyes to friends and family which live in the Los Angeles,CA area.
At the time we were living in San Francisco,CA so we were on our way down to Los Angeles when our son stopped breathing. I successfully applied CPR, he was fine when he was med evaced to children's hospital of Los Angeles. We later found out that he arrived at the hospital "lifeless and limp" and that he had a stroke, the doctor's say it was because of the lack of oxygen which they couldn't figure out what would trigger that when he had already been on oxygen to help him with his growth.
My son was getting better when he had another episode in the hospital ( he had stoped breathing again) the Drs. recommended a trachiostomy and a g-tube to minimize his chance of this happening again...
They were right he hasn't had an episode since the trach was put in, he did have some difficulties breathing a few weeks ago (Dec 04) but that was because he had a cold, he is doing much better now.
We recently found out that Jaime Jr. has CP (cerebral palsy), which we are stilling trying to understand. Jaime's doctor has told us that if he is unable to roll over or sit up by age 4 he may never be able to walk.
The good thing is that our lil guy is getting better and the doctors have changed his trach from a 3.5 to a 3.0. Jaime's doctor also says that if he keeps this up we will probably be removing the trach soon, which we will be hoping and praying for. Besides our son ( Jaime Jr 1yr old) we also have 3 girls Estella 8, Jocelyn 7, and Gabby 3 we live in Southern CA.