User uShare Login | Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.

30° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



 Winter Storm for November 30, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar

Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to

Storm Center Update



[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


Aberdeen Boy At Home Following Extended Hospital Stay

June 6, 2014, 6:28 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Aberdeen Boy At Home Following Extended Hospital Stay

What was supposed to be a few weeks in the hospital turned into 53 days in Sioux Falls for an Aberdeen baby born with a rare condition.

As a nurse in Aberdeen, Stacy Schriver is used to caring for other people. More than a year ago, it was her family's turn to be on the receiving end of care when her son Will was born with Esphigeal Atresia, a condition where his esophagus wasn't hooked together right.

"So at two days old, he needed emergency surgery. He was flown out at a day old to Sanford NICU in Sioux Falls," Schriver said.

Complications followed. So Stacy Schriver spent weeks in Sioux Falls with her newborn.

"The one thing I always wanted to ask in the back of my mind was, 'Is he going to die?' You try not to get on the internet and read about it but there are things that can go wrong; infections and things like that," Schriver said.

Meanwhile, Schriver's husband and three other kids were back in Aberdeen. She says that time apart was tough, some days worse than others.

"At the same time, I look around and see the other people that were there and, you know, some people are there a year. Or some people have these complications that will carry throughout their child's life so we feel truly blessed with the outcome," Schriver said.

One-year-old Will is now an active little boy. He has regular doctor visits, seeing multiple specialists.

He's had some complications since leaving the hospital, has some food aversions and respiratory issues. But his family is thankful.

"When you look at it, we're pretty blessed and lucky to have only those few minor things at this point," Schriver said.

Schriver isn't sure what, if any, long-term effects her son could face.  She's hopeful he'll grow out of the respiratory challenges he's facing now.

You can help other families like the Schrivers by donating to the Children's Miracle Network.

Previous Story

Next Story




View healthbeat

You may also like

Two Offices Battle To Lose Weight During The Holiday

11/24/2015 6:10 PM

Workers at both companies are weighing in before the holidays and then will get their weight checked again in January.

Full Story | Watch
The Pros And Cons Of Probiotics

11/25/2015 6:15 PM

"I think people are becoming more aware of the extent of beneficial bacteria in their GI tract," Butler said.

Full Story | Watch
Adults Need Vaccinations, Too

11/23/2015 12:09 PM

The CDC recommends a booster shot for everyone between the ages of 19 and 65.

Full Story
Vaccines For Adults

11/23/2015 6:17 PM

If you can't remember the last time you got a vaccination, you should make sure you're up to date.

Full Story | Watch
Ways To Increase Energy Levels This Holiday Season

11/27/2015 7:00 PM

Avera Dietician Carri Lucas says there are some simple ways to boost your energy this holiday season.

Full Story | Watch