This is Declan. He was born on April 18, 2017.
Declan stayed in the hospital for four days with
hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and jaundice. Everything
seemed to regulate and we were released from the
hospital. We went for our first well-baby visit and
Declan’s temperature was significantly low. We were
transported to the NICU unit in AMC. After a series
of tests, Declan was diagnosed with Hypopituitarism
with adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism and
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. Declan’s pituitary gland and
optic nerves never fully developed. He will be on
medications to manage his condition and will be
under the care of an endocrinologist for the rest of
his life. Declan is also blind. Despite these
obstacles, he never seizes to amaze everyone he
meets. He is loving, sweet, playful boy.