Baby Caroline's Heart Fund

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This fund is for my Granddaughter Caroline Wert Sykes, she was born on Sept. 5th of 2014 at UAB Womens and Childrens Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.  She was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)
http://www.chop.edu/service/cardiac-center/heart-conditions/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-hlhs.html
This is a severe congenital heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. The left side of the heart has the job of pumping oxygenated blood into the aorta, the large artery that carries blood to the body.
When she was born her mother was able to hold her for a precious two minutes and then she was rushed to Childrens next door to under go the first procedure of her young life.
Her first surgery, the Sano Norwood procedure (major open heart surgery),was done at four days old. Caroline has been at Childrens of Alabama in the CVICU ever since. Recently she has developed worsening tricuspid valve regurgitation and will need a valve repair soon.  She is also in the process of being listed for a heart transplant.
Any money that can be raised for them and Baby Caroline would be an extreme blessing. It will go towards living and travel expenses. God Bless you all and if you came to this site and read this and don't have the money to give,  would you do the next best thing and please pray for Caroline that God will help heal her so that she will live a long life and make Him proud. This is her Grandma, Ina Sykes saying thank you from the bottom of my heart.
If you need to verify this story before you give or even pray, I believe Childrens has her listed as Baby Girl Wert (paperwork), now I don't know if the hospital will even tell you if she is there, but if this was shared to you by a friend or family member that you trust call or message that friend or family member and verify me with them!!
https:/www.childrensal.org/heart

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Update 9
Posted by Ina Sykes
28 months ago
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Baby Caroline has had a rough few weeks and hasn't been feeling great. Early last week she had some problems and had to be intubated. They decided to go ahead and do her pre-surgical heart catheterization. It showed some high pressures in her heart and severe tricuspid regurgitation. We are still waiting on her surgeon's input on how to best proceed but her other doctors think she will need a tricuspid valve repair or replacement soon (this week or next), and that it is likely she will need a heart transplant. They are currently in the process of getting her on the list this week. Please pray for our sweet baby Caroline!
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Update 8
Posted by Ina Sykes
29 months ago
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Sorry I haven't updated sooner. Caroline had her GI tube put in Friday and the doctors say everything went great. She is still going to stay in the hospital until her next surgery on her IV medicines. Thank you so much for the donations and for the prayers. Ashley found out last week that she hadn't worked enough hours to qualify for her 12 weeks of maternity leave so she was due back to work this week...well she isn't leaving her baby in the condition she's in so she had to give notice to the hospital. Bo will be moving back home so that he will be closer to family for moral support since he will not be able to take his FMLA to be with Caroline in Birmingham, atleast till the holiday season is over (job schedule). Please continue to pray for all of them and share our story. God Bless you all!
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Update 7
Posted by Ina Sykes
29 months ago
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Caroline had her breathing tube taken out last Tuesday night and has done well without it. She has been really upset on and off for the last few days and her heart rate dropped very low yesterday after one of her episodes of being upset, so today her doctors reevaluated her treatment plan. With her leaky valve and having no reserve because she has a single ventricle heart, they feel like she won't be able to handle being weaned off her IV medicines safely. Now the focus is on getting her to gain weight so she can have her second open heart surgery, the Glenn, a little early this means she will have to stay at Childrens until this can be done...estimation is another month to six weeks for the surgery and then healing time again. Thank you so much for the donations! Please continue to pray for all of us.
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Update 6
Posted by Ina Sykes
29 months ago
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I got to visit Caroline Thursday evening Bo was visiting from Decatur also...Caroline wasn't having a good afternoon, she had been crying for three hours and it was messing with her numbers so the nurse had to sedate her so her little heart could rest. She is not intubated anymore and is on c-pap so that is good. The doctor put off inserting the gastric feeding tube till next Friday. She is receiving antibiotics by IV for her bacterial infection. Keep her, her mom and dad in your daily prayers thank you!! God Bless!
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Ashley Wert
30 months ago

Thank you Dana, we appreciate it! It is great to hear your daughter is doing well!

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Dana Chandler
30 months ago

ill be praying for caroline. and her mom... As a mom who has been there and done the same thing i know what you are going thru. If u ever need an ear ill listen . God knows i wish i couldve had one when we went thru this. But thru the grace of God we made it. my daughters name is Isabella. and she is 10 in dec. weve come far and pray to go further..

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Raised by 33 people in 30 months
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Created September 29, 2014
LC
$30
Logan Carter
18 months ago
JT
$20
JOHNA TUCKER
28 months ago
CA
$100
Connie Anderson
28 months ago

I hope my beautiful baby niece is doing well!! We love and miss you guys!!!!

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$50
A. Dudeck
29 months ago

heal quick Car

SF
$100
Scott Freeman
29 months ago

I could feed you all the generic lines...but that's not my style. I don't feel like you deserve this, but God has his ways. Stay strong!! Your in my thoughts and prayers. If at any time you guys need help with anything seriously let me know.

$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
$20
Jessica Kuykendall
30 months ago

Thinking of you guys!

$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
Ashley Wert
30 months ago

Thank you Dana, we appreciate it! It is great to hear your daughter is doing well!

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Dana Chandler
30 months ago

ill be praying for caroline. and her mom... As a mom who has been there and done the same thing i know what you are going thru. If u ever need an ear ill listen . God knows i wish i couldve had one when we went thru this. But thru the grace of God we made it. my daughters name is Isabella. and she is 10 in dec. weve come far and pray to go further..

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