I am reaching out to you today with a heavy heart to ask for your help. This GoFundMe campaign is for my precious 5-month-old baby boy, Brody, who is currently fighting for his life in the hospital. You see, Brody swallowed some water beads that belonged to his older brother, and despite my best efforts to supervise him, he is now in the hospital.
I am a mom to 3 boys. As a concerned and responsible parent, I immediately contacted poison control when I saw a water bead in my older child's poop. The package did not warn me the beads could be dangerous! Poison control told me to wait at home and that the beads would pass. My heart sank when my youngest son, my Brody, started projectile vomiting a brown liquid. I got in contact with That Water Bead Lady, understood how much danger my boy was in. I immediately rushed him to the hospital. To my utter disbelief, the medical professionals turned a deaf ear to my pleas for help and refused to take any action. They dismissed my concerns even after seeing water beads in my baby's diaper after he was given a laxative. They sent us home! Within a day I returned to the hospital drenched, Brody had begun to vomit blood and stool. I pleaded with the doctors to save him. Finally, they rushed Brody into surgery, the image of my tiny helpless baby in that state will haunt me forever.
But the nightmare wasn’t over! Right after the surgery, where they found 2 water beads in Brody's intestines, I noticed that his stomach still looked swollen. I touched him and felt what I thought was another water bead! But, doctors told me they didn't see anything, and dismissed my concerns yet again. It was only after Brody’s condition took a turn for the worse… Two days later! They finally agreed to perform a second operation. Where they found another water bead.
As a mom, my heart aches to see my little boy suffering like this. I have been focused on keeping him alive, and it has taken a tremendous toll on me both emotionally and financially.
I am humbly asking for your support. Any amount you can donate will help me focus on getting my son healthy again and bring him back home where he belongs. I have two other boys at home who miss their baby brother terribly, and I cannot bear the thought of not being able to provide for them during this difficult time. I have bills, and I need to be able to feed my kids and put a roof over their heads when this is all over. Brody’s blood work is currently a mess and he has already needed a blood transfusion. Your donation will be a lifeline for us.
A desperate and grateful mom.