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Born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, Noah needed care right away. He was resuscitated by Geisinger’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, who worked with his parents to make fast decisions about what to do.

A cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia would slow down Noah’s metabolic system and allow his brain to rest. Doctors wrapped him in a cooling blanket, lowering his temperature below 93 degrees for 72 hours. Because his lungs were a little underdeveloped, he was placed on a ventilator. Chest tubes helped with fluid that had caused his lungs to collapse.

After two weeks in the NICU, Noah fully recovered and could go home with his parents. Today Noah is a healthy, outgoing, energetic 5-year-old who loves to dance.

Noah benefited from much of the lifesaving equipment in the NICU that was provided with donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, including ventilators, incubators and bed warmers. The therapeutic hypothermia treatment was also first made possible with those generous donations.
Noah at the park on a slide