Mir­a­cle baby

Melville Times - - News - Aaron Corlett

Leem­ing cou­ple in­spired by baby Noah to go on Walk for Prems.

ILZE Tip­ton de­scribes her son Noah as a mir­a­cle baby.

The Leem­ing res­i­dent de­liv­ered Noah after 36 weeks when she was liv­ing in Mel­bourne with her hus­band Beau in May.

“When I was 28 weeks preg­nant I was told he would be a pre­ma­ture baby and so there were reg­u­lar ul­tra­sounds and check-ups. When he was born he wasn’t breath­ing, al­though they didn’t tell me how lifethreat­en­ing the sit­u­a­tion was,” she said.

“I only had skin-on-skin con­tact for two sec­onds and they took him to the nurs­ery; I was to­tally con­fused by the sit­u­a­tion.

“I later found out that he came out dead and then were able to re­vive him; they were wor­ried about how I was go­ing to re­act so they didn’t tell me at first.”

Noah had a num­ber of is­sues, in­clud­ing a col­lapsed lung and a dam­aged neck, al­though after some time in the hos­pi­tal the par­ents were able to take him home.

“I was told that I’d never have kids be­cause I suf­fer from en­dometrio­sis, so I think of him as a big mir­a­cle,” she said.

“I was so ex­cited when I was able to bring him home.

“Long-term he will have trou­ble with his neck mus­cles but he is see­ing a physio. He’ll al­ways have prob­lems with his lungs for his whole life but he is a fighter.”

The fam­ily moved back to Perth in June to be closer to their rel­a­tives.

They will take part in the Walk for Prems at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28, for the Life’s Lit­tle Trea­sure’s Foun­da­tion.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487538

Ilze Tip­ton with her mir­a­cle baby Noah.

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