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He was born way too early – 3 months premature weighing only 2.8 pounds

(1992)

Tayair at one

Baby Tayair

Then he was FIVE – last surgery to repair his esophagus…first solid meal…removal of feeding tube

(1997)

Tayair at the beach

Tayair and Malik at Merrie Moppets

Then he was TEN – struggling in school but surviving…facing all odds..learning new things

(2002)

Tayair at 10

tayair 2002

Then he was FIFTEEN – a teenager…tall and lanky…still unsure of himself

(2007)

tayair 2007

Then he was TWENTY – a young man…a high school graduate…first job

(2012)

tayair 2012

December to April 508

Today he is TWENTY ONE

(2013)

Tayair's birthday and OOTD 6 21 13 007

HE GREW UP WAY TOO FAST!

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TAYAIR ISHMAEL BLAKE !

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I am on staycation today but it’s not being spent lying poolside, instead it’s in and out of doctor offices. Tayair had dental appointment for two cavities on his front teeth and then an orthodontist appointment to put the wires back onto his braces. He usually goes solo to his appointments but I needed to go for a consult with the orthodontist. Now that Tayair is 20, he will be undergoing facial surgery to correct his elongated jaw bone. Age 20/21 is the normal time that a person face has reached it’s lifetime size.

Tayair was born 3 months prematurely with a myriad of medical issues so he is used to surgery, but it has been 15 years since his last procedure and I am a little nervous. The surgery is considered routine by the surgeon but cosmetic so the cost will be out of pocket. We have to do what we have to do, and it will be an improvement for him so it’s worth it (hello more debt).

Heading out shortly for my annual GYN appointment in Wilmington. Depending on what time I get done I may stop at the Christiana Mall for tonight’s FNO activities.

Hope you are having a fantabulous day!

20 years ago today, I gave birth to a 2.5 lb, 3 month preemie who wasn’t supposed to live;

hospitalized until December 1, 1992;

RSV, pneumonia, asthma, respiratory distress;

too many surgeries and out patient procedures to remember;

NICU, PICU, Nurses n Kids

feeding tube inserted until he was five;

speech therapy;

occupational therapy;

Nebulizer, inhalers; Pulseox

Barium Swallows, Xrays, MRI’s

IEPs/Special Education/Mainstreaming

Prayers, Prayers and more Prayers is why he is here today celebrating his 20th birthday.

Happy Birthday Tayair Ishmael Blake

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

THEN

NOW

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Last years high school graduation – 5.21.11

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYAIR!!!!!!


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