One year after: The Buddy miracle who won’t stop smiling

21 Dec

buddy new pic 2IT’S exactly one year since my sixth grandchild came into this world – and went perilously close to leaving it at the same time.

Buddy John Harry Holmes was born by Caesarian section, three months early and just 28 weeks into my daughter Hayley’s pregnancy.

He had no heartbeat, wasn’t breathing and weighed less than one kilo.

For the next few days, it was touch and go whether our Buddy would survive.

We all hoped and prayed he’d make it and that the lack of oxygen in those first few minutes had not caused any permanent damage.

For the answer, look at the picture above, taken at his first birthday party in Burscough, Lanc-buddy new picashire. Apart from his model looks (I would say that, wouldn’t I?), our Buddy is as good as gold. He rarely cries, sleeps virtually to order – and always has a beaming smile.

Hardly the frail, emaciated, under-weight specimen you’d expect of a pitiful child who was born half-dead. No, my Buddy miracle is just Buddy gorgeous!

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2 Responses to “One year after: The Buddy miracle who won’t stop smiling”

  1. Valerie December 21, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    He is A-DOR-A-BLE!! What a neat story. No, he certainly doesn’t look like he started life the way you described. What a blessing! 😀

  2. Eileen x December 21, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    He´s beautiful, I am a granny, and know how you feel, you just want them to be ok x

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