Excerpt from Advance Centre for The Scotson Technique: (click for entire article)
Our son Aiden (now 8 years old) was born at just 24 weeks gestation. That’s 4 months early! Weighing only 1lb 9 oz – he was a twin and with such extreme prematurity, he was given only a 5% chance of survival. His twin sister Darcey sadly lived for only 2 hrs, but against all the odds, Aiden survived. At 4 days old, he suffered a massive bilateral, intracranial brain hemorrhage causing major brain damage that all the medical team thought would kill him, but he survived.
At three weeks old, he underwent major heart surgery, and at 3 months old, he needed laser eye surgery for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to prevent him going completely blind. During his 6 month stay in hospital, he had over 25 blood transfusions, temporarily changing his blood group from A to O!! He developed chronic lung disease from being ventilated for so long, and he had numerous life-threatening infections.