The parents of “Baby Buns” join The Doctors to share their amazing journey from infertility though almost a year in neonatal intensive care unit to finally bringing their son home.
Dana and Arkell suffered through 17 years of infertility but finally got pregnant in 2015. Their touching birth announcement went viral and was viewed over 10 million times.
Unfortunately, their son Kaleb – affectionately nicknamed “Baby Buns” to his online fans – was born 16 weeks premature and spent a grueling 355 days in the NICU.
Doing better than ever, the family joins The Doctors with their touching story of how their family was finally able to come home together.
“It is so surreal to have all of my men under one roof sleeping at night. It’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling. We are so grateful,” Dana says of having her son leave the NICU and see the world for the first time.
The proud parents share how little Kaleb is progressing.
“Kaleb is doing wonderful. He has a tracheostomy and he also has a G-tube, but developmentally, he has no delays right now. We are truly grateful for that,” the mom continues.
When their son finally came home after so long in the hospital, they made sure he did it in style.
“We actually planned a limousine ride, we felt he deserved that,” Dana says, explaining it was difficult for her to imagine her son ever coming home as they were told numerous times that he would not make it. “For the first time for the wind to hit against his face, he’d never been outside before, he had never seen the sunshine before, so it was just an amazing feeling to walk outside of those doors with our son in our hands,” she continues.
Watch the video above to see the surprises The Doctors have for the amazing family.