Ryman Ali Little was born on April 24th. She was born at 37 1/2 weeks and was 5lbs 9oz. We were preparing to leave the hospital and take Ryman home on April 26th but our nurse had been concerned about Ryman not being as alert and not wanting to eat. The NICU doctor at Baptist Hospital examined her and discovered that her ammonia level was very high, so baby Ryman was transferred to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
A problem with Ryman’s UREA Cycle was discovered with further testing at Vanderbilt and as a result of this problem Ryman needed a liver transplant. Ryman remained under the care of the doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital until she was transferred to Washington DC, Children’s’ National Medical Center on the 12th day of her life. Ryman was under the care of the Genetics team at Children’s until she received a liver transplant on August 30, 2013 from her donor angel. There was a clot which caused damage to that liver and she is received her second liver transplant on September 18, 2013. This blog is a place to keep our friends and family up to date on Ryman’s progress and to share her story with others.
We, Jeremy and Brandy Little, are so proud to be Ryman’s parents and know that God has a very special plan for her life.
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