Kelli and Dalton took Colton to the Children's Mercy Respiratory Clinic the following day. There, the new parents had to sign over their 7-day-old son to the hospital's care because his oxygen saturation levels were so low, he needed to be transported to another hospital via ambulance.
"Doctors were already prepping him for the incubator before I even could comprehend what was being said," she explained. "We had to watch our son be hooked to a machine to get the oxygen his little body needed. He was diagnosed with RSV and bronchiolitis. The doctors made it a point to be encouraging through our stay, but at the same time were very clear of the danger of [these illnesses] especially for his age group."