My Son Abel - Medical Expenses

I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but it looks like it has. So  I'm reaching out to anyone who can help me. 

My son, Abel, was born at 29 weeks. I had severe preeclampsia and had to have an emergency C-Section on 1/10/2018. Abel was only 2 pounds 5 ounces. He had a Stage 4 Brain Bleed that required a reservoir to be placed in his head to drain the blood. He had blood in his lungs / pulmonary embolism, jaundice, these are the BIG medical concerns he had. There were even more little things / issues he had to overcome.

His due date was 3/27/2018. We thought we were finally getting close to the finish line, and he was coming home soon. He had gotten up to 6 pounds 13 ounces, was working on bottle feeding, we were even moved to a different area of the NICU that has rooms, and I was planning / able to spend the night to get practice before him finally coming home.

Yesterday 3/30/2018 everything went from perfect to bad in an instant. He never had excessive bradycardia (where the heart slows down / tries to stop) until then. Now he's having cluster bradys. Every test has been ran, he's had a blood transfusion. The doctors are scratching their heads. I get to watch in pain as my child coughs and struggles to breathe. 

With all of that being said, having a very sick child in intensive care for 3 months with no end in sight  brings a lot of financial burden. I had to return to work the beginning of March to help lessen the burden. So I get to work all day, stress about my child, then go to NICU for as long as I can, barely getting home to shower, eat, etc. Even with insurance  the bills I've received are astronomical.  Abel's father has chosen 0 involvement which includes helping at all financially.  I've listed things to sell on FaceBook marketplace and CraigsList. If I had time I'd probably try to get an extra job but then there would truly be no time to see Abel. 

Anything you can give is appreciated. And if you can't, that's also Okay. I had to swallow my pride to even create the GoFundMe. Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

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    • 3 mos
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Kelley Caldwell 
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Jacksonville, FL
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