Finnlee V. 
Birth Date: April 22, 2019

Diagnosis: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Theme: Baby Shark, Mickey Mouse & Paw Patrol

Due Date: July 1, 2022
Finnlee's Story

 Finnlee was born at 26 weeks with underdeveloped lungs. He has chronic lung disease and received a gtube at 5 months old due to silent aspiration. He spent 4 months in the NICU. He was oxygen dependent and still is feeding tube dependent.

He must use a chest therapy vest twice a day and a nebulizer 4 times a day. He is completely dependent on his feeding tube and resists eating by mouth. It is extremely dangerous anytime Finnlee gets sick, as his oxygen drops and he vomits profusely. At 3-years-old, he weighed only 25 pounds.

He has made a lot of progress since then, but still has a long way to go. He is now in feeding therapy and struggles with food aversions and sensory issues. Despite all of his struggles, he is such a happy boy and he is sooo so funny.