PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Little Nolan Wisnioski just couldn’t wait. His mother, Kelly Wisnioski, was 16 weeks from her due date, when she and husband, Tom, rushed to Uniontown hospital in September.

“How do you deal with, you know, you’re only 24 weeks pregnant?” Kelly said. “How is this happening?”

Nolan was one-pound, nine-ounces, at birth. Two weeks later, doctors at Children’s Hospital performed life-saving heart surgery.

Nolan’s breathing has improved to the point where he soon may come of the ventilator.

Dr. Beverly Brozanski said it helps that at least one parent makes the three-hour round trip from Uniontown every day.

“Babies learn their touch and their voices, and that really settles a baby down quite nicely. And it really helps with their personality,” Dr. Brozanski said.

Little Nolan won’t be home for Christmas, but that’s okay. His parents said Christmas will come to him.

“He has come so far, and I’m so proud of him,” Kelly said. “And he’s fought this whole time. He’s fought so hard to be where he is today.”

“He’s still here with us,” Tom said. “So, that’s the big thing. I’m going to have Christmas with my son.”

“He wouldn’t be here today if he wouldn’t have had these surgeries, and the care that he’s had,” Kelly said. “This has just been everything. He’s my life. I love him. I can’t wait to take him home.”


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