Children's Health

Texas parents wed at hospital bedside of sick preemie son

  • J.J. Nelson donned a "tuxedo" for his parents wedding at his bedside.

    J.J. Nelson donned a "tuxedo" for his parents wedding at his bedside.  (MyFoxDFW.com.)

  • J.J. Nelson's parents, Kristi and Justin, wed at his bedside.

    J.J. Nelson's parents, Kristi and Justin, wed at his bedside.  (MyFoxDFW.com)

A Texas newborn who has spent 11 weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit was on hand Tuesday to witness his parents’ marriage.

J.J. Nelson, whose twin brother Colt died in the womb, was born with chronic lung disease and weighed just one pound, 13 ounces, MyFoxDFW.com reported.

His parents, Kristi Warriner and Justin Nelson, couldn’t imagine their wedding without their son and decided to bring the ceremony to him at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

J.J. has grown to six pounds, eight ounces during his hospitalization, but doctors have not yet cleared him for release.

“There is help out there when struggling through losing and having a preemie,” Kristi told the news station. “And Cook Children’s has been a family, our second family, and everyone has been such a blessing.”

J.J. was outfitted in a tuxedo onesie for the ceremony.

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