Following an acute Placental Abrupton, Dexter was delivered via a category 1 emergency c-sec on on 30th July 2015 in an extremely poor condition. After being deprived of oxygen, he was resuscitated, ventilated and taken onto the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be cared for and put on a cooling mat for 72 hours to prevent any further damage or bleed to his brain. Amazingly, he survived and two weeks later was able to go home, feeding from a bottle. Dexter suffered grade 2/3 hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy which resulted in him having moderately severe brain damage to two areas of his brain.
Six months on we are enjoying every moment with him at our home in Woking, Surrey. However, it has recently been confirmed that he has Cerebral Palsy affecting the whole of his body.Dexter is such a sweet little boy and we have so much love to give him, but we realise we will be facing some difficult times ahead but hope with the support of Peterson's Fund for Children he can reach his potential and thrive. Thank you, Charlene, for taking him under your wing we are feeling very lucky to have your support.
- Written by Gemma (Dexter's Mum)