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Baby Jonathan's fight

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Raised by 115 people in 6 months
Created August 16, 2017
No one likes to ask for others help so this is a very difficult thing for our family to do..

My daughter Valerie Kimball and her husband Ben Kimball’s son Jonathan is 6 weeks old.

He is currently at Golisano’s Children’s Hospital (His 3rd admission since birth)

Golisano Specialists have identified the cause of his ongoing respiratory issues, he has a mass in his Eustachian tube in his ear that extends into his nasal cavity.

He has been under anesthesia numerous times for diagnostic testing and biopsy. We are waiting on the results of the biopsy and will update you all once we know.

Regardless of what it is, the Doctors feel that it is best he go to Boston’s Children Hospital for surgery to remove and any treatment required.

As you can imagine, expenses for hospital stays, , gas, parking and food are adding up. Now they will also be facing travel expenses to Boston for surgery, treatment and follow up. Valerie is staying at the hospital and never leaves his bedside. Ben and family are making sure that Jonathans siblings are cared for and getting prepared for school etc. And of course we are worried about the potential of insurance maxing out, out of pocket expenses are capped at $11,000 which is a lot of money.

How you can help:

●     Donate if you can, even small amounts add up! And share this Go Fund Me

●     If you cannot donate, please share this Go Fund Me with others

●     Help Ben with meals, school prep, homework assistance,  etc.

Thank you!
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Great news!
Pathology report is benign!!!
Jonathan will see Syracuse Ped ENT
Next week we are sure he will require close monitoring to make sure no reoccurance...
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Let's try this again! Discharged from hospital !
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Well....THAT did not go as planned :(
Jonathan has been admitted to Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse.
Eagle eyed momma Valerie picked up that he seemed cranky and then noticed his fontanelle ( soft spot on babies head) was raised ( normally flat) she called pediatrician who sent them to Golisano ER. ER docs have admitted him. So far CT of head, blood and urine test and spinal tap performed. Waiting on all of those results. ENT specialist ( awesome doc who sent us to Boston) came and scoped him all was good.
So..... prayers prayers prayer......let's get this family home and healthy!
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Jonathan is home! CT performed at Boston Children's Hospital looked good so they released him! Valerie has not be in home in the last 20 days, looking forward to seeing her kiddos today and finally spending some time at home with the baby before returning to work.
Jonathan will need close follow up in Syracuse right away. Path reports in 5 days or so.
Again thanks to all who donated. Insurance has per day inpatient copayment (Boston was his 4th hospital stay)and copays for each surgery, ambulance ride etc.
❤️

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