Camdyn was diagnosed at 20 weeks in-utero with CDH. He was born at 36 1/2 weeks on October 9th, 2008. He was immediately flown to Children's hospital in Birmingham where he was placed on a heart lung machine called ECMO. During his month at Children's he had many obstacles to overcome & had to go through a series of routine tests each day. It was an uphill battle, but our faith was strong. He was such a little fighter. You could never imagine what life is like in the NICU until you live it. The nurses would tell us how Camdyn was so much more alert than most babies, & how perfect & beautiful he was. My husband & I would sit for hours & watch Camdyn's monitors in hopes of any sign of improvement. My husband kept everyone updated with a Caring bridge page. Camdyn's journey touched the hearts of many. He was our baby, now our angel. Camdyn's oxygen saturation levels did not improve or stay stable enough for him to make it to surgery. He passed away in my arms on November 11th, 2008. Through this I now feel the need to spread awareness about CDH. 1 in 2500 babies are born with CDH.
The nurses that we had the privilege to get to know were AMAZING. They cared for Camdyn as if he were their own. They kept us informed with each & every event that occurred and answered every question, no matter how many times we asked. Children's hospital gave us the chance to spend one amazing month with our beautiful son Camdyn. It really makes you appreciate life more, seeing the struggle those babies have to go through. Thank you to all of the doctors & nurses. Thank you to our dear friend Robin, you were all so wonderful.