Welcome to Jayson's Personal Page
Jayson was born at 34 1/2 weeks...almost 6 weeks early. Preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome were putting both mom and baby's lives in danger so on Thursday November 12, 2015 mom was admitted to L&D. Little progress was made and it was decided an emergency c-section would be necessary as the situation was getting risky. Approximately 24 hours later on Friday November 13, 2015 Jayson Nicholas Elsman was born at 7:24pm. He was 4 pounds 10 ounces and 17 inches long.
Unfortunately the story doesn't end there. Jayson was quickly whisked away and brought to the NICU. He was in respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing. Dad followed with Jayson but was made to wait while tubes were inserted and medications administered. Fortunately Jayson was stabilized but he remained in the NICU for 10 days and mom remained in the hospital for 7 days with a reoccurrence of the preeclampsia after birth.
It was so difficult leaving our baby at the hospital after mom's discharge hoping all remained well. We were so happy and terrified to bring him home as he was so tiny and fragile. We know that without the help of all of the Saint Barnabas NICU the outcome would've been very different.
This year we will be walking in our 2nd Miracle Walk to give back to those who helped us with the most precious gift we ever received...our son.
Help me support Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by donating today!
Miracles happen every day. Miracle Walk is a wonderful family fun-filled day, which raises funds in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
As a level III Regional Perinatal Center, the NICU offers the latest treatments and modalities in the field to provide the most advanced care for more than 1,100 premature and ill newborns each year. Our NICU has one of the best infant survival rates among neonatal intensive care units in the nation.
On behalf of the entire NICU family and the 1,100 babies we care for annually, I hope you can support me and my team for this year's walk. Your commitment and generosity help to guarantee a strong future for the NICU and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
You can walk with me or donate to my team. Your support will matter to so many people. Please join me today!
For questions please call Elizabeth Bennett at Saint Barnabas Medical Center at 973-322-4305 or email email@example.com. To make a donation offline- please mail checks, made out to Saint Barnabas Medical Center, to Miracle Walk, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange, NJ 07052
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