I figured it couldn't hurt to ask for help anything is greatly appreciated on helping us cover the medical expenses while Mason is in the NICU also gas expenses for the daily visits to see our son, we live 54miles roundtrip from the hospital and would like to see him as much as possible. Here's our story: February 11, 2015 I went to the doctors after a 12hr night shift, i was 28wks and 3days pregnant andI hadn't felt Mason move as much as he usually does and needed some peace of mind since I had a miscarriage May 5, 2014. The doctors were able to squeeze me in and the visit started like every routine visit, they collected a urine sample and checked my blood pressure. My blood pressure was 178/102 the nurse put me on my left side as I waited for the doctor. The doctor came in and told me I had protein in my urine and that they were sending me to OB triage. My blood pressures remained elevated in triage and with the protein in my urine I was admitted and diagnosed with preeclampsia. I was sent upstairs to Labor and Delivery and had a high risk OB doctor added to my case. Once upstairs they spoke to me in worst case scenario. They gave me steroid shots to help mature Mason's lungs should he come early and I was put on magnesium to prevent me from seizing from the high blood pressures. Anesthesia came in and assessed me to make sure I was appropriate for anesthesia, the NICU pediatrician came in and told me everything that was still immature on Mason and what would happen if he went to NICU, they came in and did an ultrasound and measured Mason's organs. Everything happened so fast and every one was talking worst case scenario and it was very frightening. The high risk doctor said the goal was to keep Mason in me as long as possible and that the goal was at least 48hrs so Mason could get the steroids for his lungs and some more time in my womb. I made it out of the first 48hours my blood pressures were being controlled my oral blood pressure meds they fluctuated a little but Mason and I both remained stable. They told me I would be there till I delivered and that I would be on bedrest, the goal was to make it to 34wks to deliver Mason. On February 17th it was my 6th day in the hospital I was 29wks and 2 days along, the day had gone good and Mason was still inside my womb safe and sound. It was around 9pm and my nurse came in and gave me my sleeping pill and did my night time blood pressure check it was 198/102, she left the room to call the doctor and came back and said "Your having your baby tonight", I was completely shocked and scared and began to cry Mason wasn't ready to come out and I wanted him to grow some more. I barely had time to call my husband before 5 nurses came into the room and began to prep me for an emergency c-section. I was taken back to the OR and was being given a spinal when I was told my husband had arrived. Mason was born on February 18, 2015 at 0024, he was 14inches long and only weighed 2lbs and 13oz. He cried as he entered this world, it was a beautiful sound and it was a good sign that he had strong lungs. They took him straight to NICU the only time I saw him was at they wheeled him by in his incubator. He was born a 10wk and 4 day preemie. They have him hooked up to a bubbling cpap that keeps his lungs expanded but he is breathing on his own, they have an IV in him where he receives fluids and nutrients, he has a tube that goes down his mouth and to his stomach where they give him more nutrients. He is on a photo therapy light due to jaundice. The NICU pediatrician says every day he couldn't ask him to do any better! Mason Alexander Sosa is our miracle baby. Each day they give him more of my breast milk and less IV fluids, they are lowering his oxygen gradually. At 32wks they usually try to take them off the CPAP but not usually before then and at 34wks they say they usually develop a coordinated sucking so until then he will receive his food through the tube. As far as when he can come home they tell us to expect his original due date which is May 3rd, but they said there is no age or weight requirement but instead a list of criteria he has to meet to go home. Some of the criteria is: he has to be able to breathe on his own, he has to be able to eat on his own and tolerate all his feedings and he has to be free of any episodes of bradycardia, desats or apnea for 7 days. Once again I appreciate everyone's support and I thank you for reading our story. Anything helps with medical expenses or even gas money to go visit him as much as we possibly can. If you can't afford to donate then please share our story and give us some prayers. We have a long journey ahead of us until we can bring our son Mason home. I will post updates as much as I can!