Danielle Fishel Talks about Being at Home with Son Adler after He Spent 3 Weeks in the NICU Following His Birth

After spending close to a month in the NICU, Danielle Fishel's son, is back home and has been said to be adapting to life at home so beautifully.

Little Adler spent the first few weeks of his life at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It's been five months now since he was released, and his parents couldn't be happier. 

Danielle, who had a traumatizing experience weeks after her childbirth, shared that her son is happy now and adapting well to his new environment.

Danielle Fishel visits SiriusXM Studios on December 03, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Danielle Fishel visits SiriusXM Studios on December 03, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

"He is adapting to life at home so beautifully. He is constantly smiling, constantly laughing. He is learning new things every day," she told people.

To crown it all up, her milk, which was supposed to nourish her baby was hurting him instead and this had Fishel filled with immense guilt. 

The couple, Danielle Fishel and Jensen Karp, tied the knot in November 2018 and gave birth to their first child, Adler Fishel, in June 2019, a month earlier than Danielle's due date. 

This early birth came with a lot of unexpected complications for the new couple. During the interview, the mom-of-one further revealed that, 

"I want to do everything right and I obviously love him so much. I want to do right by him. There’s so many options out there and you just want to be doing the right thing."

Danielle shared with her followers on her Instagram page, the "terror, vulnerability, and unadulterated sadness" they were experienced.

Days after his birth, little Adler was diagnosed with Chylothorax, a rare condition where lymphatic fluid leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall. 

Unlike other newborns, Adler had to stay away from breast milk for a while. As a mother, especially for the first time, the 38-year-old "Boy Meets World" star was terrified. 

First of all, her plan to have natural childbirth free from any drugs was thrown out the window as she was treated with all kinds of medication.

Danielle Fishel felt like she had failed her child, thinking she probably hadn't taken care of her body well enough or eaten right. She told PEOPLE,

"You want your body ... to be functioning optimally for your baby, and when it's not, you feel like a failure." 

To crown it all up, her milk, which was supposed to nourish her baby was hurting him instead and this had Fishel filled with immense guilt. 

Not being able to feed her child from her body was the most emotional for her and she described herself as "an emotional wreck."

Now that it's all over and Adler is home, Dannielle is only concerned about how she can be the best mother to her child.

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"I want to do everything right, and I obviously love him so much, I want to do right by him. There's so many options out there, and you just want to be doing the right thing," she shared with people.

Wishing baby Adler all the best!

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