Hudson's Timeline

Hudson Ryle Schrank's Timeline 

Born: March 13, 2016 at 1:31am via emergency c-section at 35 weeks 5 days. His mother, Jessica, had a placenta abruption. Due to the placenta abruption, he lost oxygen and blood. He had to be intubated when he was born as he was gasping for air. 

March 14-15: Critical condition with dangerously low blood pressure. Had to have five different blood transfusions, 6 platelet transfusions, and 6 plasma transfusions to stabilize his blood pressure. 
March 16, 2016: Blood pressure began to stabilize and doctor's realized his kidneys were not functioning. 

March 18, 2016: MRI showed brain swelling and bruising from loss of oxygen. They discussed with us the possibility of cerebral palsy and other possible brain issues. 
March 19, 2016: Transferred to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis due to his kidney issues. 

March 21, 2016: We had a sit down conversation with the NICU director, Neurologist, and other medical staff. Due to the likelihood of brain damage and the possibility that dialysis wouldn't work for Hudson, he had edema and his intestines were likely being damaged, hospice care was discussed. We chose to fight for his life and proceed with dialysis. 

March 23, 2016: At 10 days old, Hudson had surgery to insert the catheter into his abdomen to begin the process of dialysis. 
Before Surgery

After Surgery
March 24, 2016: First day of dialysis! 
NICU Dialysis Set-Up
March 25, 2016: First day eating breast milk through feeding tube. 

March 27, 2016: Easter Sunday: First Easter Outfit 
March 28, 2016: First time Hudson opened his eyes! 
March 29, 2016: Breathing tube taken out. 
April 1, 2016: First time Hudson gets to breast feed. 

April 2, 2016: First time hearing Hudson cry. 

April 2, 2016: Mom dressed Hudson for first time

April 5, 2016: First FULL breast feeding

April 6, 2016: Received our training manuals for dialysis
April 7, 2016: Surgery #2: Dialysis stopped working (due to Hudson's fat clogging his catheter). 
April 12, 2016: Hudson's DUE DATE
April 13, 2016: ONE MONTH OLD
April 18, 2016: Hudson moved from the NICU to the kidney floor at Riley
April 20, 2016: Girls meeting Hudson for the first time. 
April 22, 2016: We begin our training for Hudson's care
April 28, 2016: Last day at Riley Children's Hospital after 46 days!
Leaving Riley Children's Hospital
Hudson's first car ride!
April 30, 2016: First picture of Hudson at HOME! 
May 2, 2016: First ER visit. Hudson's potassium levels were too high
May 13, 2016: TWO MONTHS OLD
May 25, 2016: Surgery #3: Catheter got stuck behind his liver and needed to be flipped back down. 
May 27, 2016: Surgery #4: Catheter was still stuck and wasn't draining properly so a new and bigger catheter was put in. 
May 29, 2016: Surgery #5: New and bigger catheter still wasn't draining properly so this surgery repositioned the catheter as it seemed to have gotten stuck in his intestines. 

May 30, 2016: Back home after three surgeries. 
June 3, 2016: Back to Riley Hospital to have an NG placed since he wasn't eating well. Jess received training. 
June 13, 2016: THREE MONTHS OLD
July 8, 2016: First sickness (cough) 
July 13, 2016: FOUR MONTHS OLD
July 22, 2016: First date night with Hudson
August 13, 2016: FIVE MONTHS OLD TODAY

August 19, 2016: Second Sickness (Led to needing IV fluids but thankfully no overnight stay.)

August 22, 2016:  SURGERY #6: G-TUBE (feeding)

August 26, 2016:  Constant Puking on new G-Tube

August 28, 2016:  Back home after G-Tube Surgery

September 13, 2016:  6 MONTHS OLD!

October 5, 2016:  First Time Finding Toes! 

October 13, 2016:  7 MONTHS OLD! 
November 13, 2016:  8 MONTHS OLD! 

December 1, 2016:  First time weighing 15 pounds! 

December 9, 2016:  Neurologist AMAZED!!!  

December 13, 2016: 9 MONTHS OLD! 

December 25, 2016 Hudson's First Christmas! 

December 31, 2016 Hudson Year-End Review! 

January 13, 201710 MONTHS OLD!! 

February 13, 2017 11 Months Old!!! 
March 9, 2017 Hudson's 7th Surgery 
March 13, 2017 Hudson's First Birthday!!!! 
May 10, 2017 Hudson's 8th Surgery 

June 6, 2017 Tiny Super Hero's Costume! 

July 4, 2017 Happy 4th of July! 

July 13, 2017 Hudson Starting to Walk!

August 17, 2017 Call from Cincinnati Children's Hospital for Kidney Transplant referral!

September 13, 2017 18 months old!

September 29, 2017 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Evaluation!

October 6, 2017 Hudson got approval to proceed with a kidney transplant!


  1. Loving it!! Thank you Jesus ! Go Hudson!! Prayers all around!!

  2. He looks great! And agreeing with Aharon

  3. Hudson's is one of God's blessings, he is a Beautiful Baby and am so glad we get to witness his truly amazing journey.God bless your family. Thank you Jesus