Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dr. Arnall Patz

Dr. Arnall Patz, a pioneer in determining the causes of retrolental fibroplasia (now called retinopathy of prematurity) and reducing the risks of blindness to premature infants, passed away this week.

I will be forever grateful to doctors and researchers like Dr. Patz, who I will never meet nor even know of, but who made wonderful contributions to neonatology and whose work had a significant impact on Eliza's outcome.

Thanks Dr. Patz.

4 comments:

Laraf123 said...

Sometimes I reread the lines under Eliza's photo and just reflect on what a miracle her survival really was. How fortunate you both are to have each other and a community of medical professionals like Dr. Patz.

knitnkanmani said...

Thank you Dr.Patz and thank you too:)

Catherine W said...

Thank you so much Dr. Patz. More than words can say.

It frightens and amazes me when I think how many people's intelligence and research have contributed to the survival of babies as tiny as Eliza and Jess. It is simply astounding.

Nanine said...

That was a wonderful post about Dr.Patz. I too am a mom of a micro-preemie. My son was 1 day shy of 26 weeks and was 1 and a half pounds. He had Stage 2 ROP but it has since reversed. You are so right, al lof the unsung heros that make it possible for our children to even attempt to have a shot at overcoming this amazing journey. Thanks again.