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Xavier - 2014 All Children's Hospital Telethon

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

According to his parents, "Xavier is a miracle, an absolute miracle." At just 24 weeks, Xavier made his grand entrance at less than 2 pounds, or the weight of an iPad, putting him on what is referred to as, "the edge of viability." In order to survive, he spent several months in All Children's Hospital's Level III Neonatal Care Unit (NICU.) Luckily for Xavier, offering the most advanced care on the West Coast of Florida, All Children's was the place to be.

Twenty-five weeks for an infant is a 50/50 proposition, but Xavier is a fighter. So is the Neonatal Unit at All Children's Hospital. They were able to get Xavier into a study for Respiratory Distress Syndrome which All Children's Hospital is researching. It helps prevent chronic lung disease in preemies like Xavier. Twenty-four babies from our NICU participated in the study and, while the results are still out, Xavier, at a healthy 26 pounds, has left his preemie days behind him.

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