The Sweet Family

Lucas Sweet was born prematurely on August 29th, 2020. He was rushed to Albany Med the moment he was born. He stayed in the NICU for the next few days and was doing well.

Until September 6th when he developed the first of three meningitis infections. The 2nd infection would break the ventricular space in his brain. This led to a shunt being placed to help drain fluid build up inside his skull. He would stay in the NICU until November 30th, 2020 when he would return home.

He seemed to be doing well until the shunt failed on January 12th, 2021. He was rushed back to Albany Med to have the shunt removed and to clear the third meningitis infection wreaking havoc on his body.

He was discharged from Albany Med PICU on February 21st, 2021 to hospice. He gradually began to improve and graduated to palliative care officially on May 28th, 2021! 

Building on Love stepped in for The Sweet Family in October 2020. Because of the donations we received, we were able to give them gas cards to assist in getting back and forth to Albany Med on a daily basis from Queensbury. We also provided them with groceries and utility payments.

The Sweet Family was adopted for Christmas by Building on Love in 2020 as well, and so they were able to have a Christmas filled with gifts and joy they wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.