Meet The Glenn Family
Blakely Glenn was born at a mere 22 weeks gestation weighing just 13 oz., and measuring just 11 inches long. She was born at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center where she stayed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Throughout Blakely’s stay at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, she had several blood transfusions, and a case of ROP (Retinopathy of prematurity). Blakely was intubated for several months, and when she was able to switch to a nasal cannula to help with her oxygen levels, the family was faced with her inability to take food by mouth. At this time, Blakely was transported to Children’s of Alabama to have a gastrostomy tube (g-tube) inserted in her belly to be able to give her the nutrition directly to her stomach. During the surgery for her gastrostomy tube, she got a laser treatment to her eye for the ROP. After 208 days in the hospital, Jerome and Jennifer were finally able to take Blakely home on October 24, 2017. She went home with continuous oxygen an, as she got bigger she went to only needing the oxygen at night. Today, Blakely is thriving, as a spunky and active 3-year old little girl! She is truly a miracle and a blessing. The Glenn Family is so thankful to March of Dimes for allowing families like theirs and so many others the opportunity to share their story.