Isabelle Emilia Collins was born on 8/22/2014 with Pierre Robin Sequence. This condition has given her a cleft palate, small jaw and tongue that flips over her airway. She has been receiving excellent care at Nationwide Children's Hospital since birth. She will continue to stay in the nicu there as the team of doctors try to develop a plan to help her breath safely and eat. We are blessed that she is a healthy and happy baby! Currently mom is still on maternity leave and able to spend days at the hospital with Isabelle. We are anticipating several more weeks in the hospital until Isabelle will be able to come home. Additionally, she will potentially be needing tubes in her ears at 6 months old and cleft repair around 10 months. The family is therefore anticipating large medical bills throughout the next year. Isabelle would also love to have her mommy be able to continue staying with her while she is at the hospital which may mean delaying mom's return to work. We have been very fortunate to have wonderful support and love from our family and friends through this time. We are humbly asking for you to continue to support Isabelle and our family in any way that you can so that we can provide all the services that she will be needing in the upcoming year.
Hugs & Love to all.
Thank you! ~~The Collins Family