Each month we donate a portion of our proceeds to a child with medical needs through the Legendairy Littles program. During the month of December, we will be featuring Beaux.
In July 2023, after 28 hours of labor Beaux was born via an emergency c-section. Mom had to have an emergency hysterectomy due to complications during Beaux’s birth. This left her intubated and in the ICU for two weeks after birth, which meant that Beaux was not able to spend valuable skin-to-skin time with his Mom or hear her comforting voice. In the NICU, Beaux spent the first three days of his life receiving cooling therapy. It was discovered that Beaux has Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Trigger Thumb, Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, an abnormal Neurological Exam, and feeding difficulties.
Beaux has visits from Dad and Mom every day of his NICU stay. When breastfed, he was only allowed non-nutritional feeds. Mom would have to pump prior to feeding so that Beaux would not get flooded by milk. He receives the pumped milk via a feeding tube.
Now that they are home, Beaux is never a few feet away from his parents. He has several appointments every week including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Beaux has been able to visit a hand surgeon to see how his trigger thumb can be helped. After many EEG exams, Beaux’s latest scan showed that he has no significant traceable abnormalities. This is a huge accomplishment that his family is not taking lightly. He has also graduated from the feeding tube and has transitioned to breastfeeding with supplemental formula as needed.
Beaux is the family’s “comeback kid” and continues to beat all of the odds that are facing him. He loves the Dr. Seuss book “Oh The Places You’ll Go” and his crinkle teether bear toy. He loves his big sister, Kat. Together, they love to watch Finding Nemo, sing Mr. Ray’s song, and sing nursery rhymes.
During the month of December, a financial donation will be provided to Beaux’s family to help with their ongoing medical costs. If you would like to donate directly to Beaux’s family or follow along through their journey, you can do so through their GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/8a184edb