Jacob was born in Newton, Massachusetts in September of 2011 at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. He was full term and we thought we were going to have a healthy baby. He had difficulties with feeding and stooling post-birth.
When he was forty-eight hours old, it was decided that he needed to be transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, to have tests done. As parents of a newborn, it was extremely scary to watch our child taken away from us to be transported by ambulance. I had a C-section and was still a patient at the hospital where he was born, so I could not go with him.