Please join us in offering prayers to Chris and Alyssa Quilala's newborn son who remains in the NICU at this hour after being born premature.
Maddex Dante Quilala was born April 7th at 2:53am, weighing 5lbs 1oz and measuring 17 3/4 inches in length. In what has been described as a traumatic birth, Alyssa shares on Instagram that doctors had to move quickly and extract him from the birth canal after he stopped breathing during delivery.
His hospital course has been complicated by recurrent bouts of apnea, low blood sugars and extensive bruising. Alyssa has been discharged from the postpartum department but continues to spend most of her days in the hospital alongside Chris and their newborn son.
Within the last 24 hours, the apnea appears to have resolved but a feeding tube has been inserted because Maddex isn't feeding as much as doctors would like.
The Quilalas have understandably described the series of events as "heart breaking" with Alyssa explaining, "I just want to take him home."