After a couple of hours, the news finally arrived that Eóghan was stable.
The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital then agreed to take Eóghan.
“He was stable and ventilated in an incubator. There was hope for Eóghan, but we were reminded constantly that everything can change in a split second. Some premature babies do not even make the journey from Letterkenny to Dublin,” Natasha commented.
“Eóghan now growing in this plastic box, an artificial womb, and was relying completely on the staff of NICU ward at the Coombe Hospital.
“Each and every one of the staff are like parents to these beautiful premature babies and they care for them as if they are their own children, loving them like they were their own.
“The staff of the Coombe Womens & Infants University hospital went above and beyond the call of duty to not only care for the precious babies in the NICU ward, but also to look after the helpless parents who had started a journey into the unknown.
“They could only be described as saints, preforming countless miracles each and every day,” she added.
“Eoghan continued his fight for survival, growing against all odds from a tiny little premature to a beautiful happy little man now.”