Baby Easton Friedel's family had hoped to be taking him home from Golisano Children's Hosptial this week, but that won't happen. Wednesday afternoon, Easton underwent surgery to have an IV Picc line placed in his body - so more medicine can be injected when he does finally go home to Weedsport. Wednesday marks Easton's 95th day in the hospital for this most recent stay. Click here to watch Michael Benny's report from Easton's hospital room back in May. All told, in Easton's short life, his family says he has been in the hospital for at least 185 days since he was born in August of last summer. "Our baby just needs to come home!" says a post on the Support Baby Easton Friedel Facebook page updated by his parents.
Easton was born with a rare skin disease called Epidermolysis bullosa (EB for short). His skin is raw and blisters at the touch. Back in February, Easton's family was the focus of a series of documentary style reports on how they care for a baby with so many medical needs. His most recent hospital stay, which now stands at 95 days as of this writing, is not related to his skin disease, doctors say. A troubling lung infection, that lead to a tracheotomy, forced this current hospitalization.