Madilynns hospital stay

I have been debating on wether or not to do this for a few weeks, however it has become very clear to me that i need help. Madilynn R.Erickson was born on 10/15/2020 and things unfortunately did not go as planned, she was seemingly healthy at all of our prenatal appointments so this was quite a shock to us. When madilynn was born at Mason General hospital it was very apparent that she was in a bad way. She was not able to breath on her own, he entire body was filled with fluid and she was airlifted to Seattle children’s hospital where she underwent surgery for a bowel perforation. Madilynn was on a ventilator for a week and a half after her birth and needs at least one more surgery and will be there for another month at the very least. Josh and I have two other children(3 year old twins) and we live in Elma Wa. Josh works full time, so me staying at the Seattle children’s hospital as I would love to 24/7 is not a viable option. We have wonderful family that have offered us help with childcare and we are very great full for that. I am needing help with the cost for gas going back and forth to the hospital almost every day, the cost of keeping my cars oil changes and maintenance up with the 160 miles I have to drive every day to be with my baby. At $40 a day in fuel it is adding up very fast, especially when We have to also pay my rent and other household bills,unfortunately it is just not doable for us to make ends meet as things are. I hate to ask for help but at this point I have ran out of options. This is every parents worst nightmare. Our baby girl is doing quite well, but we have a long road ahead and I’m not sure when this will end and when we can take her home. Anything helps. Even if you cannot donate prayers are appreciated just as much as financial help to us as she needs prayers for a full recovery. Anything helps, please share this and keep her and our family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.


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Emily Lyons 
Elma, WA
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