Support for Liam

$16,047 of $17,500 goal

Raised by 285 people in 46 months
Liam is the 2-1/2-year old son of Chris and Angela Young.  On October 24, he was taken by LifeFlight to the University of Iowa Hospital and admitted to the PICU with what was believed to be an infection causing kidney and liver failure.  Shortly after his arrival to U of I, he coded and had to be resuscitated.  He was then put into a medication-induced coma and put on a ventilator.  He received a blood transfusion and was started on dialysis.  On October 26, his medical team started him on broad-spectrum antibiotics to try to fight any infection that was attacking his body.  They also started doing plasmapheresis, which is a procedure in which whole blood is taken from a person and separated into plasma and blood cells; the plasma is removed and replaced with another solution, such as saline solution, albumin, or specially prepared donor plasma; and the reconstituted solution is then returned to the patient.  He will be receiving plasma exchanges for the next few days until test results come in.  He continues to be sedated and on the ventilator and receiving continuous dialysis.  Liam is also having complications of lack of blood flow to his hands and feet, and a vascular specialist has been called in to work with his medical team.  Liam is able to voice that he has pain and a pain specialist is also going to be involved in his care. 

Currently, there is no diagnosis for Liam, but his team is working diligently to find an answer for why he is so ill.  He will be in the PICU for an extended period and has a long road to recovery. 

Every little bit will help cover Liam's medical bills and allow his parents to be with him during his PICU stay and for all followup care.  If you can donate $1 or $100, please do so! 

The family would like to thank everyone who is thinking of them and supporting them during this very difficult time.
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For lunch Liam wanted Mac-n-cheese, but he wants to feed himself. In the start there were lots of tears...switched from a fork to a spoon, then to a smaller spoon which are taped to the top of his hand. Now he's got it down and is cheering every bite he takes! And this has been the biggest "meal" he's eaten since we've been home!!! Everyday we have little battles with big accomplishments.
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From his mom and dad...Liam's hair is growing back very nicely!!
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Liam's out of surgery and enjoying some French fries (which he's feeding himself!) plan is we get to go home tomorrow to wait out healing until his next surgery. Thanks everyone for keeping Little Man in your thoughts today!
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Rebekah Leah
46 months ago
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I'll send money with Grandma and Grandpa! Get well soon Liam! We love you! Love, Great Aunt Becky and your cousins Lilly and Ashton.

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Kate Bender
45 months ago

My husband has a rare genetic mutation called GATA2 that can effect the body in a multitude of ways - it may be worth checking into and doing some genetic testing to rule it out? It's newly discovered, so most doctors wouldn't think or know to look for it. Just a thought - thinking of you as you endure this, and praying for strength for your family and little one!

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Brandi Kerley
46 months ago

Prayers and glad to see improvements coming :)

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Raised by 285 people in 46 months
Created October 27, 2015
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SK
$25
Sandra Kral
7 months ago

Liam is my favorite little guy. He's been through so much, and still smiles.

SK
$10
Sandra Kral
9 months ago

Liam has spirit! He doesn't let his losses get in his way.

MF
$400
Marshall Anderson Family
19 months ago

This little guy is truly an inspiration. Our prayers are with you, Liam, on your journey of recovery and resilience.

LH
$10
Lisa H
20 months ago
NP
$100
Nancy and Reggie Polfer
20 months ago
JI
$100
Judy & David Irish
20 months ago

What a strong and brave little boy! Liam, you are a hero! We pray he gets through this and heals thoroughly! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!!

$20
Anonymous
20 months ago
AJ
$20
Achiraya Jitpimolwat
30 months ago
DC
$50
Dan & Mary Corkery
39 months ago
BJ
$25
Brenda Jordan
39 months ago

Little Liam - you beautiful, beautiful child... wishing you health and happiness always.

Rebekah Leah
46 months ago
2
2

I'll send money with Grandma and Grandpa! Get well soon Liam! We love you! Love, Great Aunt Becky and your cousins Lilly and Ashton.

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Kate Bender
45 months ago

My husband has a rare genetic mutation called GATA2 that can effect the body in a multitude of ways - it may be worth checking into and doing some genetic testing to rule it out? It's newly discovered, so most doctors wouldn't think or know to look for it. Just a thought - thinking of you as you endure this, and praying for strength for your family and little one!

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Brandi Kerley
46 months ago

Prayers and glad to see improvements coming :)

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