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Collin Garrett was born September 19, 1997, with Pierre Robin Syndrome. PRS involves a recessed chin, a restricted airway, a back-placed tongue and a cleft of the soft and hard palate. These pictures are presented by his parents, Mike and Robin, and his two sisters, Paula and Taylor.
Here's Collin's first picture with a very proud mom! At the time this picture was taken we still had no idea that he had PRS. We were attributing his breathing difficulties to being 31 days early, and I just thought he had an unusually small chin. So naive!
|Four days later, he has slowly had one tube after another
removed. This is the first time I was able to hold him since he arrived to
pediatric intensive care.
Twelve days old! What a beautiful little guy!
|After a second hospital stay for failure to thrive, we began
NG tube feeding. He did begin to gain weight, but then developed a reflux. After
nearly four months of feeding problems, Collin had a funduplication to stop the
reflux and had a G-tube put in. Life got easier after that.
|Sisters Paula (8) and Taylor (4) are like two extra mothers!
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