Max was born on March 31, 2006, at UAB, 12 weeks earlier than expected. He weighed 1 lb. 15 oz. He stayed in the hospital for 91 days, six of those days on a ventilator. After being released from UAB, we returned to Birmingham two weeks later for hernia repair surgery at Children's. I was a little nervous about having him put to sleep. He was only a little over five pounds. Dr. Saito was great. The surgery went fine, and you can barely see a scar now. He was also under Dr. David Lazono's care until Dec. 2006 because of BPD, which was due in part to being on a ventilator. Dr. Lazono and his staff were great. Thankfully we no longer need the services of Children's. Max is now 19 months old and is in perfect health. He has shown no signs of asthma. Thanks, Children's Hospital! We are thankful for Children's Hospital. Our problems seemed minimal compared to some of the families who "reside" at Children's. No matter what their conditions, every child there had a smile on their face. I know this was because of the wonderful, caring staff at Children's. They do everything in their power to make the children feel comfortable and special. We loved the clowns and wagons!