This family came to Regional One Health from: DYERSBURG, TENNESSEE Every Day Is a Chance to Get Better Every day is a chance to get better. This phrase sits on 18-year old Abbie Glozier’s Facebook timeline, but it has much deeper meaning to her and her family than a simple social media post. Nearly two decades ago, Regional One Health’s NICU team welcomed firstborn Abbie into the world. She weighed just a smidge more than one pound. Soon after, sister Allie entered the world, weighing less than a pound and fighting back against bleeding on her brain. But delivery for mom Diana wasn’t yet finished. Little brother Caleb joined his sisters five days later—the largest baby of all three and the one who stayed in the womb the longest, yet still weighing in at just one pound two ounces at his birth. Already facing an emergency situation, Diana’s labor began at just 22 weeks— four and a half months too soon for a full-term pregnancy. She was rushed 19 to Regional One Health’s Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center, where the doctors and nurses didn’t miss a second to begin emergency care for these precious, fragile babies. The staff temporarily stopped Diana’s labor to try to give the babies more time, but ultimately, the infants couldn’t wait. Allie and Abbie had an infection and had to be delivered at 23 weeks as a life-saving measure. Abbie faced significant stress in the birth canal. She lingered there for several days before Diana was able to greet her first-born for the first time. Her sister’s hemorrhaging brain tissue indicated with near certainty that she would develop cerebral palsy. The NICU team had doubts the girls were even going to live. Caleb stayed as long as he could in his separate amniotic sac, but it wasn’t long enough to avoid complications associated with premature birth. He was born with impaired vision and had to be connected to a ventilator to help him breathe. These tiny, very-low-birth-weight triplets faced significant medical hurdles—the likes of which take personal resolve and a gifted team of NICU experts to overcome. “We started out every day for five and a half months thinking it was miraculous to keep them alive,” Diana says. “My babies would just about die every day.” Today, Abbie has a job and drives a car. She took a college class over REGIONAL ONE HEALTH FOUNDATION

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