Massachusetts

NICU baby heading home just in time for Father's Day

A local family will have a new reason to celebrate this Father’s Day.

For the last 45 days, the Casts have lived in a hospital with their son who was born eight weeks premature.
              
“We’ve been here for 45 days now,” said Megan Cast.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brigham And Women’s Hospital has been Megan and Josh's home since May 2, when their son Archer came into the world eight weeks early.

“It’s hard to describe it to somebody who hasn’t gone through it,” said Josh Cast.

Like all preemies, Archer was small, weighing only four pounds. Pictures of his first days on earth are heartbreaking.

“Seeing him on an oxygen machine, definitely the first day seeing him in an incubator, not being able to touch your baby whenever you want,” said Megan.

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