Derek recalls the moment he told the nurse, whose face washed over with terror, and they realized something was seriously wrong.
Dallas’ intestines were twisted and cutting off his blood supply, so if they didn’t take him into immediate surgery he would have died.
After surgery, the family stayed in the hospital for 23 days. That was the only home Dallas knew until they finally got to take him home so they could try to be a happy, healthy family.
It only lasted two weeks before he was back in the hospital again, in need of another six-hour surgery.