Each month, we donate a portion of our proceeds to a child with medical needs through the Legendairy Littles program. During the month of October, we will be featuring Grey.
Grey was born in January 2023. Although the pregnancy was without complications, his traumatic birth story is one that will leave Grey with lasting complications. During delivery, doctors used forceps to aid in Grey’s birth. Forceps are used in approximately 0.5% of births in the US. A doctor may suggest the use of forceps if the baby has indicated signs of distress or labor has stalled.
Unfortunately, the use of forceps during Grey’s birth caused a facial palsy to his right side and pneumothorax on both sides of his lungs. These complications left Grey on c-pap for the first three days of life as well as the need for a feeding tube for the first six days. In addition to the complications caused by the forceps, Grey had to have his lip and tongue tie cut. Grey has been working hard at physical therapy for difficulty eating due to his facial palsy and torticollis. Additionally, Grey was just fitted for a helmet to help with flat spots on the sides of his head where the forceps were pushed too hard.
His family is so proud of how hard Grey continues to work at growing stronger everyday. Despite recurring ear infections and the hard work at Physical Therapy, Grey’s spirits have never dampened. He has appointments scheduled with multiple specialists in the coming months. First, a neurologist to address additional nerve damage caused by the use of forceps. Second, he will be visiting an ENT regarding recurring ear infections.
Everyone around Grey describes him as the happiest baby they know. He loves to spend time with his big sister, listen to KISS (especially the song “Rock n Roll All Night”), and anything to do with Scooby Doo and Elmo.
During the month of October, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Grey’s family to help with their ongoing medical bills.