Wesson Gill’s story is one of enduring love, solemn sadness and profound hope.
It also is one buoyed by the dedication of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System to make a difference in caring for the Coastal Bend’s most fragile of patients.
Sixteen weeks into her pregnancy, Logan Gill and her husband, Robert, discovered during a sonogram she was carrying twins. The flickering images also revealed that Wyatt, Wesson’s brother, wouldn’t survive the birth.
The first-time parents and a devoted medical team focused on their faith and their determination to keep Wesson healthy. Delivered at 25 weeks and three days at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – South, Wesson faced extraordinary challenges in the weeks after his birth, spending months in the facility’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Wesson, who weighed less than a pound and a half and suffered from chronic lung disease, underwent heart surgery at 2 weeks of age.
With his parents spending every waking moment by his side, Wesson’s condition gently improved in the weeks that followed, enough that Logan and Robert were faced with another difficult question: Who got the pleasure of holding their son more and sharing that priceless interaction?
“Robert was able to feed him and bond with him a lot, but Mom usually won out,” says Logan. “What we appreciated most is how the doctors and nurses explained everything to us throughout the process and they let us stay with our son as long as we needed.”
“We are grateful for the support we received from everyone at the hospital. Our family couldn’t have asked for better care.”