Help A Mother Save Her Son.

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Raised by 134 people in 36 months
Robert Morris
on behalf of Robert Morris
 DOVER, DE
Imagine being born sick. From the very first moment that you entered the world, you had to fight to survive. IVs were inserted, blood was drawn from your thin veins. An endotracheal tube was slid into your airway and bright lights aimed at your tiny, frail body, piercing your virgin eyes. Minutes before you were warm and safe, tucked inside of your mother. But even in the womb you weren't safe. The fluid that had surrounded you for the past seven months had depleted and was now gone, allowing the walls around you to become tight and compress your body. Your heart rate began to slow and it became hard to move. Your blood pressure dropping and your kidneys failing. On the outside, doctors decide that your only chance of survival is a nearly three month early delivery.    This is the true story of my son's birth. He spent most of his first year of life in the hospital. Today he is a little over two years old. For the most part, he is able to live at home with only occasional hospital stays. The only problem is that now he is in stage 5 renal failure. He spends ten hours a day connected to a dialysis machine. The other fourteen hours are spent taking medications, receiving injections, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapy due to his weak muscles. His father created a GoFundMe.com fund-raiser because we have been given a gift. I have been found to be a perfect match to donate Roman a kidney. I have been given the opportunity to improve my child's quality of life greatly! For the first time in Roman's life he will be able to wake up and feel normal. His stomach won't churn, causing terrible reflux and vomiting, his little legs won't cramp as he tries to stand, and he'll know what it feels like to be healthy. Please help us raise the money we need to support our family through this very tough time and become part of the community who helped save our son's life.       These are only a few pictures of our son. We wanted to show everyone that even through all the adversity and pain he deals with everyday, he is still an amazing happy individual. We want to share his happyness with all of you.  Our goal is for the transplant to take place in December. Roman still only weighs around 20 pounds right now and he needs to weigh at least 22 pounds for the surgery. Its is extremely hard for him to gain and maintain any weight because he doesn't eat by mouth and tends to vomit often. This is due to his failing kidneys and the fluctuating levels in his blood. Hopefully our son has gained enough by December. For now we are going to do whatever it takes to raise the money we need for any medical bills, household bills, and for any extra medical care Roman will need following the transplant.  We will both be out of work durring this time, her recovery could take up to 3 months and my son may endure a several month stay in the hospital as well. So we need everyones help, support, and prayers. 95% of the Donations will be received by our family. 5% is taken by this site. All of the information about the Kidney Transplant and what we are about can be found at www.aKidneyForRoman.org. More information about Roman's History, his story, links to pictures, videos and more can be found at www.RomanMorris.org. We will keep everyone who follows his page at  http://www.facebook.com/RomanMorrisFightingForLife, up to date with information and fundraisers and much more. Thank you for sharing your time with our family and supporting our son.
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This little boy was sent home on friday! He had a great weekend of catching up on sleep in his own comfy bed. It's taking a little getting used to giving meds right on schedule but is such a welcomed change from the dialysis machine. He had his first follow up appointment today to check his labs and medication levels. His one antirejection medication, tacrolimus was a little high so we are giving a smaller dose now. His potassium is a little high so we have to have a local lab recheck it tomorrow. His creatinine went up slightly to 0.5 but they believe that this is from the high tacrolimus since it is toxic to the kidneys in high doses. Overall, not a terrible first appointment. He was a very good boy on the car ride, getting his blood drawn and during his appointment.
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Wednesday April25
Today was my first time holding my boy since our big day! He instantly feel asleep in my arms. I feel like im holding him for the first time in the NICU all over again. He got his ng tube out today and urinary catheter. He still has his central line because theyre still working on his blood pressure meds but he's getting there. Unfortunately the diarrhea side effect from the cellcept has started but should get better soon.
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Hi everyone! A lot has happened in 2 days. Roman's continuous iv pain medicine and sedative were both stopped around 2pm on monday inorder to try to get Roman awake enough to extubate. His arterial line was removed since his blood pressures have been stable and they havent needed too many labs. After a long day of gagging, silent crying and drowsiness, he was finally extubated at 9pm. He instantly did great and was so happy that he had the tube out that he was smiling and bopping his head to some music. His hands were even released from the restraints that theyve been in since surgery. Another good day!

Not too much happened on Tuesday. His ng tube was clamped and his formula feeds through his g tube began at 5mls an hour. Just for 24 hrs to make sure his bowel was working after surgery. He had an overall great day and gave us so big smiles and hoarse little giggles!

Today, Wednesday, was another great day! Roman had a nice night and his labs continue to look beautiful. He had to have some replacement electroyles of potassium, sodium and magnesium yesterday. After transplant surgery it is very common for vitamins asnd electrolytes to drop because of the bones absorbing everuthing they have been needing! Today they were all within range. He got his ng tube removed out of his nose which he was very happy about, his port needle out and his urinary catheter removed. His feeds are going well and are being doubled every 6 hours until he hits the goal of 50cc an hour. His blood pressure is still low so he is still on the iv dopamine to keep the kidney happy. He was also started on midodrine which will raise his pressure and allow him to come off the dopamine. Once that happens his central line can come out! Hopefully tomorrow. He is looking and feeling better everyday and it is such a dream come true. Thank you so much to all of our followers for the love, support and continued prayers! The power of prayer and positive energy is miraculous!!
4/23 waiting to be extubated
Off of the ventilator! 4/23
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We are still headed in the right direction! Roman is being weaned off of his blood pressure meds, his sedatives and ventilator. The plan is to remove the tube tomorrow and maybe arterial line if his blood pressures remain stable. His creatinine is now down to 0.3 and had started at 7.9 before transplant. The transplant dr has said that from a kidney point of view he is doing better than expected. His lungs just arent the best from being born prematurely and then spending so many weeks on the vent while in the nicu. I got discharged this afternoon and now come and go whenever i please, although i am very tired and sore. I sware his color keeps getting better each day when i compare the pictures. He is still making adequate amounts of urine and they removed his bandage off of his incision today. It's hard to even see where the kidney was placed it fit so perfectly. Hopefully tomorrow we can lose a few tubes!
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Linda Miller
35 months ago

Love and Prayers Always for Sweet Roman, his brave Mommy ,his Wonderful Daddy and all his loved ones!!! Stay Strong and Always Believe!!! :-) ♥

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Rhonda Minge Piland
36 months ago

Romans' father is a very special person, I hope and pray for the best for this innocent child and pray for his parents. I love you Robert, God Bless.

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Created August 5, 2015
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Fran Canoy
2 months ago

God bless you and your sweet boy, continued prayers.

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PAM MARECKI
3 months ago

Sending love and blessings to all of you. God is good.

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Sandy Midash
3 months ago

Hoping for speedy recoveries for your family!

Linda Miller
35 months ago

Love and Prayers Always for Sweet Roman, his brave Mommy ,his Wonderful Daddy and all his loved ones!!! Stay Strong and Always Believe!!! :-) ♥

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Rhonda Minge Piland
36 months ago

Romans' father is a very special person, I hope and pray for the best for this innocent child and pray for his parents. I love you Robert, God Bless.

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