Mason’s Story

A Story of Success…

Mason Benjamin Troughton was born February 7th, 2012 at only 26 weeks. He weighed a tiny 1 lb. 12 oz. and was 13.7 inches long. He was immediately placed on a ventilator after being swept into the NICU. Each day was a fight and a blessing. Mason was diagnosed with BPD, Bronco Pulmonary Displasia (also called Chronic Lung Disease), Anemia, ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity which can cause blindness), a grade 3 IVH (brain bleed) and an ASD (small hole in the heart). After 196 days in the NICU, Mason was discharged on August 21st at 6 months old. He was trache and ventilator dependent upon going home with his family.
Mason’s mother contacted Integrity shortly after coming home and chose our agency to provide care to her incredibly fragile son. Over the course of 7 years Mason continued to grow and gain strength and was able to have his trache and ventilator removed.
His remarkable success is due in no small part to his loving family, fighting spirit and the incredible nurses we have been fortunate enough to provide him.
Mason came into our office this August to say his final goodbye as our patient. His incredible case manager, Regina Baker, arranged a graduation ceremony for him to mark this special occasion. We are so proud of his success and grateful for the opportunity to play a role in his life.
Congratulations Mason. Your fighting spirit has inspired us all!

Mason's Graduation