Miracle Monday – Meet Seth!

Seth Lewis, born in November 2017, was rushed to Children’s of Alabama moments after his birth where he was later diagnosed with a tracheoespohageal fistula (TEF), an abnormal connection between the esophagus and the trachea. Doctors also diagnosed Seth with tracheomalacia, or a collapse of the airway when breathing, and a ventricular septal defect – a hole between the lower chambers of the heart.

Seth was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s, where a multidisciplinary care team sprung to action. Seth’s mother, B. Lynn Lewis felt at ease asking questions about Seth’s treatment and surgeries, and was part of the decision-making process.

Seth has had three surgeries so far, the most recent of which to fix the hole in his heart. Children’s has been Seth’s home since birth, but he and Lewis are looking forward to life outside the NICU as mother and son.

“Just the thought of putting him in the car and living life,” Lewis said, her voice full of hope. “I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s all coming together now.”

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