John Carter is still in the NICU at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center as of this posting but we have been amazed at Carter's progress and Duke's doctors, nurses and their entire staff's patience. With these babies who have congenital diaphragmatic hernia, it is a delicate dance they do to get them to the point of going home. Carter is now on that fast track, feeds are an issue as with many NICU babies.
The ability, skill and instincts of the Duke staff have been absolutely amazing and it has been a thrill to watch them work with Carter. Of course his parents, Kellie and Brad and canine sister Lucy have been so dedicated to Sir Carter too! They have been staying at Parker's House which is supported by the Parker Reese Foundation another wonderful organization for families affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
Kellie and Brad - thank you for letting us feature your amazing boy!
Keeping you all and the Duke staff in our thoughts and prayers!