Tulan Rhythm Barba was born on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at home by mid wife. At some point during his birth two things went drastically wrong. He inhaled meconium which filled his lungs and the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, cutting off his oxygen. The midwife was able to rescusitate him after approximately 13 minutes, however, it is unknown how long Tulan had been cut off from oxygen intake, or at which point he inhaled the meconium. For the first 40 minutes of his life, he was not in Doctors' hands as he was in route via helicopter to the Hospital. All that Doctors can do at this point is go off of his current condition. Tulan is on life support, and there lots of life threatening factors. He has a severe lung infection and has suffered brain trauma. As of today, December 5th, he is improving, thank goodness, but the road ahead will be long and difficult. Although they have Medical Insurance, there will be lots of "co-pays" for medications, lots of Doctors visits, therapy for his brain, and future hospital visits and medical care for years to come. On behalf the Barba family, we are asking for help in providing them with some financial relief so that they may put all of their time and energy into Tulans' needs, as he will need 24 hour monitoriing for months to come.
I know how important this help will be for them, as I have been involved with fund raising for very sick children for several years, and I have seen how much children need their family close when they are so fragile.
We appreciate, more than you could EVER know, anything that you can spare for this precious little soul. Tulan, we are pulling for you!