Elys the little fighter! | Newborn Photography Swadlincote

May 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Hello world! 7 day old fluff ball Elys from Church Gresley came to the studio at just 7 days young. He was a perfect poser from start to finish, sleeping soundly throughout his session..

Newborn photographs are a huge part of our family history. These photographs will outlive us, they last through the generations. They matter because they freeze the first moments of our lives which pass unremarkably and which seem to have so much importance to us at the time. Like jigsaw pieces that complete the larger picture of our lives, these photographs are what tell our stories long after we are gone. Photography allows us to preserve these memories for the days we may not remember, or when we can no longer remember.

This couldn't be a more important message for Elys' family, these photos prove how important it is to capture this precious little life as soon as they enter the world. Nearly 2 weeks after his session, his parents noticed that something wasn’t right and he was suffering with breathing difficulties. Less than 48 hours later they were at Birmingham Children's Hospital waiting for Elys to come out of theatre from open heart surgery, literally the most terrifying and distressing time of their lives.

They found out Elys had a congenital heart condition called severe aortic valve stenosis, which which essentially meant that his heart wasn’t delivering blood to the body like it was supposed to and he was in heart failure. Fortunately it was discovered and surgery was a success and following stays in ICU and ward based recovery, 2 weeks later they were home again to continue his recovery. This won’t be the end of the story for Elys though and he will have this condition for the rest of his life requiring further operations and valve replacements to keep him as healthy as he can be.

Elys is now doing really well and although it’s a long road, he is such a little fighter, and is now piling back on the weight and continues to thrive 💙

Ely's dad Matt will be taking part in the Warwickshire triathlon on Sunday 7th October and is hoping to raise £2,000 for the Children’s Hospital, any support or donations received will be greatly appreciated, so please follow his just giving link here and give support if you can. 

#newbornphotographerswadlincote #churchgresley#burtonbabyphotographer #froggie


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