Tommy was a wonderful surprise when at 26 weeks I found out that my "early menopause" was actually a bubba!
He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth, which then led to being tested for heart problems (common with DS kids)
Two days before his scheduled surgery he was rushed to hospital with bronchialitis. That started a 74 day stay in the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne where he spent 54 of those days intubated and not expected to survive. (he wasn't strong enough to fight the bronchialitis, and they couldn't operate whilst he had it).
Finally the surgery was done as without it we were told he only had a few weeks left, and with it there was only a 5% chance of survival - we took that 5% chance as opposed to the other option.
Well, being the stubborn, cheeky little rock star he is, he blitzed the surgery and is going great guns these days, although he is slowly losing his sight. Another hurdle I know he will cope with due to his persistence and determination.