Baby Easton back home after emergency trip to the hospital
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Weedsport child suffering from a rare skin condition has returned home, according to the family.
The family told NewsChannel 9 that baby Easton Friedel returned Tuesday evening after an emergency trip to Upstate University Hospital.
The family reported early Monday morning on a Facebook page dedicated to baby Easton that he had been taken to the hospital overnight after his breathing stopped.
Baby Easton recently returned to Central New York after receiving specialized treatment at a children’s hospital in Cincinnati.
Baby Easton suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa. Children who suffer from it are often called “Butterfly babies,” as the condition leaves their skin as fragile as the tissue of butterflies’ wings.
The Central New York community rallied around the child from Weedsport and raised tens of thousands of dollars to help him.
Doctors told Easton’s family that most babies with EB die from infection before their first birthday.
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