Zachary Alan Hurwitz

Born May 8, 2008



Sam called me at 3:30 am and said that we needed to be at the hospital by 4:30. because Zac was almost here. Needless to say, the nurse who said so, was a bit over anxious. So we spent a lot of time at Southview waiting till things got rolling about 9 or 10:00. Then when Christin decided that Zac needed to come out by C-section, Sam suited up in case he would be able to go in and watch.

Because of the stressful delivery, Zac had to be intibated and was taken to childrens. Here are some pictures of the transport and then Zac at Childrens. You can definitely see the improvement over the days from Thursday until Tuesday.

Zac under lights for Jaundice

Our little Peacenik!

Grandma Paula feeding Christin's breast milk


Born Thursday, May 8th at about 1:00 pm, at Southview Hospital in Dayton.

Zac's had a difficult birth, and needed to be taken to Children's Hospital, where he will probably be for about 3 weeks. Christin had to have a C-section, and Zac was put on a ventilator. He was off and on the ventilator till yesterday (Tuesday) morning, when he was taken off and has been breathing on his own since. I took the above picture with him giving me the peace sign, on Monday. Christin is doing well, but needs a few weeks to recover also. Below is a letter from Zac's dad - Sam


Dear Friends and Family,

I wanted to give everyone a brief update on my son Zachary Alan Hurwitz born May 8, 2008. Zachary was born with many stressful conditions and has been at the Children's Medical Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit since his birth. There were first fears of skull fractures,brain damage, and he was not able to breathe on his own. The last couple of days he has improved immensely and is doing well. He has no issues with any of the above conditions. I am happy to report he was taken off the ventilator yesterday morning and is breathing on his own currently. We hope that he is on his way to a full recovery and we can bring him home soon. My wife is on her way to a great recovery and is doing well. She is a very loving and caring mother as you all know and I am very lucky to have convinced her to stand next to me for many years to come.

I want to thank everyone for your support during these hard times. I want to especially thank my parents and Christin's parents for their help with our children and for their help with my wife's care during this time. I also want to thank my brothers Eli and Max and Christin's sister Ashley for their support.With your care and love it has made life a little easier during this event. I have always felt that a persons strength can be determined at times on how they react during stressful conditions and from this I can tell that even though we are all different we are all a strong and loving unit. I am thankful for each one of you.


Sam Hurwitz

What a difference a week makes. These were taken Wednesday evening (May 14).