Baby Harrison was born at just 24 weeks, weighing only 740 grams. For many days Harrison was too sick and fragile for anyone to touch him. Then almost two weeks later…
“That day I got to cuddle my boy for the first time. Words cannot describe the feeling. He was just so tiny and covered in tubes and things, but all I saw was my baby. It was just so fantastic. The cuddles gave us the strength to be strong and keep fighting for our little boy”, says Harrison’s mum Suzi.
Harrison spent the first 114 days in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Baby units, relying on specialised equipment to keep him alive and get him better.
Harrison is a little miracle, a battler and a champion. He amazed everyone with his will to live. His first machine was a ventilator because breathing is a big problem for premature babies like Harrison. He had up to four different drips. He had a little tube in his nose for oxygen, and a gastric tube to help him feed.
An incubator was his little bed for so many months and he had infusion machines all around it. Click here to open Harrison's memory box from those early days in hospital.
Finally, the day arrived when Harrison was able to go home. “So many people have helped us. To each and every one, I say: You keep a smile on my face, hope in my heart and my faith in humanity alive. Thank you."
While Harrison still has a long journey ahead, he is growing stronger every day.
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