Ellison 17

Well, we’re back.

This morning around 3am while Cohen was eating, he started choking and then stopped breathing for quite a few seconds. It literally felt like a lifetime. Thank GOD I knew what to look for from being at the special care nursery for so long. I was able to turn him over & pat his back pretty hard for him to start again. After that he was totally normal, I of course was wide awake the rest of the night/morning watching every breath he took.

Fast forward to this afternoon, we were in Boston for his pulmonology appointment. I was speaking to the doctor about our original concerns & told her about this morning. Well, it got us a one way ticket to “Ellison 17,” the 17th floor at Mass General Hospital.


They’re currently monitoring him & his feedings. Tomorrow they plan to run a series of tests to (fingers crossed) rule out any serious lung problems. They suspect he may have some fluid in his lungs. He’ll also meet with a gastroenterologist team to confirm whether or not he has reflux.

I’m thankful we had one week of freedom, but sincerely praying this isn’t an extended stay. Ill post an update when i know what is going on.

Fingers crossed Cohen sleeps tonight so his neighbor, a 5 year old little boy who is post op (& his tired mama) can sleep too!


  1. Mike Minion says:

    Keep up your amazing strength. This too shall pass and life will resume. You have our support.
    Love you.

  2. Nicole Sherman says:

    Hugs I hope everything turns out well!

  3. Cindy McMahon says:

    Oh honey I’m sending lots of prayers and love your way. You have turned into one of the strongest women I know. And thank you for being in my life. Love ya Stephanie.

  4. Kevin says:

    Oh no, sending love and healing thoughts you way. Keeping you in our prayers

  5. Kimberly Mollica says:

    Prayers for you and Baby Cohen. You are an amazing woman and a great Mommy. Your strength never ceases to amaze me. Love you Steph!

  6. AMH2020 says:

    Steph, Sending love and prayers for you all.<3

  7. Lau Fernández says:

    Just breathe. This will just a bad memory in the future. All my love, from the other side of the globe for this little Giant guy! ❤

  8. donna jackson says:

    He’s at the best place he can be right now. Praying for you guys. I know how hard this is. Anytime you need anything, call me. I’ll try to make it happen from here. I love you! 😘

  9. Jill Ricard says:

    Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!!! Hugs too!!

  10. Kelli morris says:

    I do not know you but I am a mom and my heart is heavy for you… prayers that Cohen gets better soon.🙏

  11. Patti Smith says:

    Love and prayers!!

  12. Tammy says:

    Prayers for Cohen 🙏🏾 Praying that all works out and he feels better soon

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