A ʙᴀᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ Baby Boy Has Stunned Medics With His Amazing Progress
A ʙᴀᴛᴛʟɪɴɢ baby boy has stunned medics with his amazing progress after they thought he would never sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ when he was born 10 weeks ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇly.Doctors warned parents, his dad is Ryan and Toyah Hodgson is his mom, that their tiny baby boy Ashley, may not sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ after he was born with Hʏᴅʀᴏᴄᴇᴘʜᴀʟᴜs, a ʙᴜɪʟᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴏF Fʟᴜɪᴅ on the ʙʀᴀɪɴ and ᴄᴇʀᴇʙʀᴀʟ ᴘᴀʟsʏ.
Ryan said: “They told us to contact the family to come to the hospital to say ɢᴏᴏᴅʙʏᴇ to Ashley. But he decided he was going to ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ on and although he is still a poorly boy he is here with us.”
She said: “A monitor showed a fast heart beat for both me and Ashley so the ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴡᴀs ᴘᴇʀꜰᴏʀᴍᴇᴅ very quickly.”
Ashley Hodgson, a little ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇr who was born 10 weeks ᴘʀᴇᴍᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ. Because Ashley was so tiny he was transferred to the neotnatal intensive care unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital, one of three centres of excellence in the North West. It was only after tests were carried out that Ashley’s major health problems were discovered. Ashley underwent an ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ to remove ᴄʏsᴛs from his ʙʀᴀɪɴ and he has been fitted with a sʜᴜɴᴛ ɪɴ ʜɪs sᴋᴜʟʟ that will drain excess fluid which puts pressure on it. He spent six weeks in hospital and the family, including the couple’s two other children, Holly-Ann (six) and five-year-old Alfie, decided to move back to Ryan’s hometown of Burnley so his relatives could help and support them.
Now weighing in at 12lbs 14oz, blue eyed Ashley is a placid and adorable baby boy who wins the hearts of everyone who meets him.
Ryan (36) said: “The extent of his health problems will not really be known until he grows up but he has made good progress in the last month alone. The ᴄᴇʀᴇʙʀᴀʟ ᴘᴀʟsʏ has affected his ᴇʏᴇsɪɢʜᴛ and he struggles to hold his head up without support but he is very alert. He has changed all our lives in so many ways. We feel very lucky and blessed to have him.” This is the story told in 2016.