My grandchild, Lennon was born Jan. 22nd with a neural tube defect (spina bifida) and hydrocephalus, at Erlanger in Chattanooga. She had a hole and mass at the base of her spine and fluid on her brain.
In her first few days, she had surgery to close the hole, which was done by the Neuro surgery team, then the 2nd team of surgeons came in and did plastic surgery on the same area.
A week later she had an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV), to try to relieve the fluid build-up on her brain. However, the ETV was not effective, so she had another surgery, implanting a shunt.
In addition to these issues, she has kidney and bladder function problems and has to be catheterized. We are being told that this will be the case for the first few years of her life.
Her parents are Jared and Autumn, and she has a 2 year old brother Jedidiah. To put it lightly, their lives have changed dramatically. Lennon requires constant care and Autumn quit her job to take care of her.
Lennon does have a lot of movement in her legs and I will tell you, this sweet baby works hard - 2 therapies every week, therapy at home, multiple doctor visits every week.
Lennon is a miracle, and you can tell by the pictures the progress she has made. She is now 5 months old.
I have 2 pieces of amethyst jewelry for sale in my store and every dollar from these sales will go to Lennon.
Amethyst Earrings - http://bit.ly/31Z9EIp
Amethyst Necklace - http://bit.ly/31ZSb2D