We spent 16 weeks on a roller-coaster journey under the care of the amazing team at the Oliver Fisher Special Care Baby Trust with our son, Henry, who along with his twin brother, Archie, was born at just 23 weeks gestation on 27th December 2015.
Archie sadly passed away the day after he was born but Henry continued to fight on and his strength and resilience has been nothing short of incredible. He has endured a vast array of medical treatment, ventilation, various types of breathing support, several infections, many x-rays and 12 blood transfusions and came home one week before his due date, the day before his mummy’s birthday on 18th April 2016.
You can read our full story here: http://miraclebabies.co.uk
We cannot praise the unit enough for the care given during our time there and we have set up this page to give a little something back by taking part in various fundraising ventures. Although the NHS pays for medication and staffing of the unit, all the specialist equipment is funded by donations alone. To give you an idea of the costs involved in looking after a baby, here is a break down of the expenses for each of the levels of care:
- Level 3 - Neonatal Intensive Care - £1,200 per day
- Level 2 - High Dependency - £940 per day
- Level 1 - Special Care - £650 per day
This means the costs involved in looking after Henry and Archie were around £125,000! I know our fundraising efforts are a drop in the ocean compared with this figure but every little helps!
This page has been set up to collect donations from all of our fundraising activities combined.