Parents Chris and Lily waited three long weeks before they could hold their newborn son, Chris Jr. Their son was fighting for his life even before he was born, suffering meconium aspiration syndrome, or MAS. The condition occurs when the baby breathes in a mixture of amniotic fluid and meconium (an infant’s first stool) into his or her lungs during labor and/or delivery. The meconium prevents the infant from getting oxygen immediately after birth, and can be a life-threatening injury. Baby Chris underwent emergency surgery moments after birth and was placed on a special heart-lung machine that pumped and oxygenated his blood—allowing his heart and lungs to rest and recover. Fortunately, Chris is now in much better health and the family is finally home together.
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