Christopher's expenses

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To our family and friends. To our neighbours and community. To Christopher's class mates and school district  please help. Some know, but most are unaware of what has been going on. Christopher is our 5 year old autistic son who has just gone through so much pain and a traumatic experience.
Christopher had contracted necrotizing fasciitis also known as a flesh eating disorder in his left leg.27635586_15182366040_r.jpeg27635586_15182365620_r.jpeg27635586_15182365840_r.jpeg
He has lost the largest part of his calf muscle (gastrocnemius) as well as part of his hamstring.

He has had to receive a blood transfusion as well as a feeding tube to help out with his eating. He has been fitted with a wound vac to help with healing. Chistopher still has his leg and even more importantly he is alive and starting to recover.27635586_15182368530_r.jpeg27635586_15182367970_r.jpegHis leg is missing some parts of skin and may have to get a skin graph, time will tell. He has a semi permant IV to make sure that after he is able to leave the hospital he will still be able to receive the antibiotics. As well as while we're in the hospital he'll stop ripping out the temporary IVs. The hardest part of this experience has been that Christopher just doesn't understand why.
27635586_15182369280_r.jpegWhy did this happen to our baby boy. It has been touch and go. Mountains and valleys through this whole process.

Christophers older brother is with his grandparents at our home, trying to go to school and remain optimistic about his little brother. Our family and friends have been saints to us. Taking care of our house and animals. 27635586_15182372330_r.jpeg(home made dinner from a friend)
They have been helping us take care of us, while we take care of Christopher.

What we are asking for is help with the medical expenses. He has been in the hospital at Doernbechers for the last 9 days. He has had 5 surgeries already with at least another 2 to go, probably more. His mother and I have been at his side day and night through this process. We know that he will have a very long road of physical therapy as well as occupational therapy ahead.
The cost at this point is unknown but we are concerned about it. We are trying to raise money to help pay these expenses. 

Thank you again for any and all support. God bless.
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Hello everyone. I wanted to let people know that don't already know. Christopher is again home and moving around, a lot. He is back to school already and out of his hard cast. He has a walking boot that he must wear while at school and doing errands but that is all. While at home he prefers not to wear it but that's okay according to the doctors. I wanted to put a special thank you in this update for Sara. She is the founder of Liam's Legacy Foundation. It was named after her son who pasted away just weeks before Christopher had contracted necrotizing fasciitis. Her Foundation has just made Christopher their first recipient of assistance. Not only did they make a donation to us directly but they sent a care package for Christopher as well as our other son Jamison. Both of which are playing with all of the toys now for hours. As for the road to recovery for Christopher. His doctor wants to see him again mid April for an evaluation of his ability to walk and move without the boot. More then likely he will have to be fitted for a special brace that will hopefully fit in his shoe and under his pants. Time will be the notifier. Thank you again to all involved in thoughts, prayers and donations thus far. We are most definitely out of the woods and are on the right roads.
He loves his minions.
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I wanted to let people know that he is healing well. I am posting a picture of the area that is exposed. That being said he should be getting his cast removed on the 13th and this will be when we will see the ankle. We have not seen it since the first surgery. The bills have really started coming in. I know insurance and the hospital were still working on a 216,000 dollar part of the bill. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for the thoughts and prayers and donation thus far. Any amount really does help.
Staples all gone just a bandaid for now.
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Christopher's spirits are as high as they always are. Nothing seems to stop him and only slows him for a little while. He has started to go back to school on half days. We did try a full day for him unsuccessfully. He was in just a little too much pain by the end of the day. He has is back to getting into everything already. The great baby powder incident of March of 2018 was pretty good although Jamie and I have seen worse. He is a little under a week away from full cast removal. His
last outpatient surgery visit with Dorenbeckers had gone well enough that the next visit will be at a smaller office and we hope will not have to be put under by anesthesiologist. Time will tell. We have started to receive some more of the bills. Anywhere from 300 to 600 for anesthesiologists per surgery will be our portion. Waiting for insurance still to finish closing out some of the bills. Good times ahead for sure. Christopher still makes me laugh and he is mostly himself.
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A update for everyone. My apologies for the delay. Christopher had gone through surgery number 9 without any issues. He had graduated to a smaller cast. The old cast went from hip to toe. His new cast is a short leg cast extending from just below the knee to his toes. He has some open flesh behind the knee that is healing slowly. All 38 staples have been removed. His sprits are still quite well. He figured out quickly that is can not support his weight on that leg like he used to but is able to limp around. I again want to thank each and every person though this process that has had Christopher in there thoughts and prayers as well as those who were able to donate to the expenses that are still continuing to rise.
Short leg cast.
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