MEQUON (WITI) — A baby boy in Mequon has defied the odds stacked against him before he was even born!
To Elijah Leffingwell, the world must seem a strange place. At his home in Mequon, his days revolve around feeding and changing, though not the kind most parents would recognize.
Jason Leffingwell prepares Elijah’s meal: formula poured into a continuous feed that attaches to his son’s stomach. And it’s not just Elijah’s diapers that need changing.
Elijah’s parents peel bandages off his tiny body to clean around his G-tube. Through it all, Elijah never cries.
Doctors gave little Elijah only a 50% chance of survival.
April Leffingwell’s first 20-month ultrasound first revealed a macro-cyst.
“Thousands of tiny little cysts all the way around the lower left lobe of his lung,” said Jason Leffingwell.
“It was so scary. I didn’t understand. Why me? I didn’t think it was fair,” April Leffingwell said.
So began the Leffingwell’s journey to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where they met fetal surgeon Dr. Scott Adzick.