Debby struggled alone but at each point everything seemed impossible. The most threatening of all is that diagnosis is difficult, meaning babies are often already extremely ill by the time NEC is confirmed. No current test can reliably identify those in the early stages of the disease. Little Cameron had twenty centimetres of his small intestine removed to keep him alive and an opening (stoma) made through his tummy to allow faeces to be emptied into a bag.
After three months in the intensive care while Debby had spent all her money on his medication and surgery, he became very ill and showed no sign of scaling through. However, Doctor Nate a NEC specialist suggested that removing more portion of his intestine might shape things, it was a gamble so Four centimetres was removed. That surgery stabilized things but he remained very ill and at one point went into coma.
When all hope was lost, Cameron began showing signs that he wanted to live, he began responding to treatment and soon was out from the incubator,although his skin remained pale which made him looked like (sorry to use this word) an animal sort of. His hair was falling off but he could at this point breathe on his own.
Ben never showed up and after seven months in the hospital, Cameron was finally discharged.
Today marked his eight birthday and above all things, Cameron seemed to be a very bright pupil, he had so far jumped two classes in school, that is two classes ahead of his age mates, he loves nature and would always grow plants, he is as healthy as the super man and had never fallen sick.
Deby said that her experience about a son she adored and vowed to keep alive has totally changed her forever.Cameron won the first prize in national mathematics competition for the year 2012. When asked what he will do with his prize, he said that he will use it to support his Dad who was diagonalized of prostrate cancer in 2011 and now receiving chemo therapy in a hospital in Havana.
Well, one thing you will take out from this story is what what comes around goes around and truly in life what most people reject are things they really need.
Happy Birthday to Cameron as he added yet another year to the life 99% of those who knew him believed would end barely after he was born.