After Isaiah began breastfeeding, he suddenly turned blue and was immediately placed on oxygen, given an IV and then rushed to the neonatal ICU. McNelley did not even get to cuddle with her baby until two days after his birth.
McNelley told the local news outlet that Isaiah is getting stronger with each passing day and will probably be released on Christmas Eve, just in time to celebrate his first Christmas with the family in Keystone Heights.
The new mom also revealed that her child’s heavy weight places him at risk of becoming diabetic in the future. In the meantime, Isaiah is no longer on oxygen and is now thankfully holding his own. “He’s been our strong boy in holding on and fighting,” said the doting mom. “I really didn’t think he would do this well, but he’s proven me wrong. He’s made me a proud momma for sure.”