Atlas the Supermoon Baby

Atlas is currently at Mclanes children’s hospital in critical care and the new family is in need of all the love and support that we can give. For the past 3 days Atlas Brooks has had emergency surgery, been put on a ventilator, had a feeding tube and central line put in, along with SO many other things! With a diagnosis of Type 4 intestinal Artesia and Type 3 Jejunoileal Atresia which the doctor went in and performed a really extensive repair to.  All done at only 24hours old! This is extremely rare and only effects about 1 in every 300,000 kids (depending on what research you do, some say even 1 in 1 million kids) So, he is currently recovering from surgery and receiving nutrients through a central line. The short term goal right now is to get him to a point of being able to use the feeding tube they placed for Breast Milk! We don’t want to put the projections of the doctors out there right now because the goal is to beat them all!

He will however for the moment need to be in the hospital for an extended period of time and his parents are going to need our help so they can be completely present for this journey they are all three on! ❤️

GoFundMe me is making it extremely difficult for Michaela and Cory to withdraw the money for Atlas. They requested that I now state here that the money is being withdrawn by Florence Michaela Beyer! As everyone knows she has an Instagram/writing name Zena Siren somehow that is an issue.




This is extremely helpful in understanding what Atlas is facing! Written by his Daddy! (Cory Wilson)

“In light of the radical shift that Mickey I have been and will be facing, all journeys begin with the need to really understand what you are facing. For me, this meant that I should ask as many questions as possible to gain a better idea about what our baby boy is going through. I want to relay what I have learned so that you all know what is going on. Medically speaking, Atlas has been diagnosed with a rare form of intestinal atresia. This condition affects 1 in every 200,000 infants; however, Atlas’ case is particularly special as he was diagnosed with 2 different forms of intestinal atresia - Jejunal Atresia Type 3B and Type 4 which is only seen in 1% of all atresia cases, meaning that this only occurs in 1 out of every 2,000,000 infants. What these fancy medical terms are saying is that Atlas’ intestines never finished forming in the womb due to a lack of blood supply. A major artery didn’t form to his small intestines. Because of this, his intestines are a closed loop and do not connect to his colon, so everything he consumes has nowhere to go but back up the way it came down. Due to this, they were forced to grow about 30X their normal size in order to compensate for their inability to pass through his colon. This resulted in him vomiting green bilious fluid, which even without knowing the cause initially, is an extremely dangerous sign. When the surgeon came to inform us what had taken place in the 4 hour surgery that he underwent and what this meant for Atlas’ future, he told us that our baby boy would never be able digest food like that of a normal child. For at least two years following this procedure, he will have to receive all of his nutrition through a central line IV connected directly to the largest artery in his body. Eventually, he will be able to move to a gastrostomy tube for feeding, receiving only already broken down elemental foods so that they can be delivered strait to his small intestine. This sounds bad, but he should eventually be able to live a relatively normal life. For the next 2 months, Mickey and I will be learning how to feed Atlas using both the central line IV and the feeding tube so that we can get him back home and into the environment in which he was meant to grow up, learn and thrive in. Emotions are still at an all time high, but we are excited for what the future holds for our little Supermoon Baby.”
-Cory

Donations

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  • Jeff Forrest 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Dave Kempf 
    • $150 
    • 18 mos
  • Cheri West 
    • $75 
    • 18 mos
  • Sara Cunningham 
    • $75 
    • 18 mos
  • Frank Forsyth 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brittan Mackenzie 
Organizer
Lorena, TX
Zena Siren 
Beneficiary
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