Help us give Madelyn a living sibling!

NEW UPDATE

Here we are again. Another failed cycle. I was pregnant but it ended in a chemical pregnancy. Thank you everyone so much for all of your help and faith in us as people and parents.

If there is one thing we've learned from the birth of our very premature surviving triplet is to never give up. You can overcome the impossible. We take strength from our children and will proceed on.

We are looking at 2 other fertility clinics in the rochester area. Prices for a fresh cycle with no insurance coverage are insanely expensive, we don't know am exact amount just yet but do know it will roughly be around 10-12 thousand dollars. We are asking for any help we can get and if you can't donate, sharing our story will also help.

We will update with a specific amount needed as soon as we have our consults with the clinics.

Thank you everyone ♡

Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read our story.

After trying to conceive a child for 12 months I was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis. It can be pretty nasty. Causing scar tissue on not only your reproductive organs but others as well. There is no treatment for endometriosis and often times it is not diagnosed until it's too late.

We met with a wonderful reproductive endocrinologist in hopes to finally start the family we so desperately wanted.

Unfortunately our chances at conceiving with anything but IVF were slim to none.

In December of 2011 we went ahead with IVF.

We found out 2 weeks later we were pregnant. The moment I saw that positive line was a moment I will never forget.

January 3rd 2012 we found out there was not 1 not 2 but 3 yes 3 babies in my belly!! Triplets! !!!! First came shock and then excitement as we imagined our crazy life with 3 babies.

In March 2012 at 16 weeks we found out we were having 2 girls and 1 boy. it was one of the happiest moments in our life.

Just 2.5 weeks later I was walking into the bathroom when I felt a gush of fluid run down my leg. I knew something was wrong.

We rushed to labor and delivery.

The good news was I was not dialted and the fluid was tested and shown to not be amniotic fluid.

Well little did I know the test they use to test for amniotic fluid is pretty useless until you are into your third trimester.

It was confirmed the next day at our high risk dr that baby A our sweet boy had little to no fluid.

A baby can not develop properly without amniotic fluid.

I was sent home on bed rest to check my temperature 3 times a day and call the dr at any sign of a fever.

I could go into labor at any time and they would not save my babies until they were 500 grams which is around 24 weeks gestation.

To the Dr's amazement labor stayed away.

6 weeks after rupturing I was having a hard time getting comfortable and knew we needed to go to the hospital.

When we arrived I was checked and was 9 cm dialted and 100% effaced.

My babies were coming at 24.2 weeks.

At 5:10 am Madelyn Blu was born weighing 1 lb 4 oz, 12 inches long.

At 5:11 Mario Evan was born weighing 1 lb 9.5 oz, 12 inches long.

5:12 am was Delilah Blu weighing 1 lb 6 oz and 14 inches long.

I was not awake for my surgery.

I found out upon waking up that my sweet Delilah had passed away.

I was in a drug induced haze but to this day I can remember holding my precious beautiful girl.

22 hrs later Mario Evan passed away as his lungs were too weak and sick. I held my beautiful boy and just broke. How in the world have I lost 2 of my babies? Why is this happening?!?!?

Madelyn Blu kept on fighting, boy did she amaze us.

She had a PDA ligation (heart surgery to close a hole in her heart) at just 3 weeks old. She had numerous blood transfusions. She had to laser eye surgeries for ROP. (Retinas can detach)

She spent 103 days in the NICU. She came home august 15th 2012.

We have loved every second of being Madelyn, Delilah and Marios mommy and daddy.

We have been trying to add to our family for a year again. My endometriosis makes it so hard.

2 failed IUIs and a recently failed IVF cycle has us devastated.

We are asking for your help. We have 1 frozen baby left that we would like to transfer.

As some of you know fertility treatments are expensive and it can be tough.

We would be so very grateful to any who donated even just a couple dollars to help our dreams come true.

We hope this frozen transfer will work. If not we would have to do another fresh IVF cycle which is close to $10,000.

We thank you for reading our story,

Love,

Eric, Kera, Madelyn Blu and our beautiful angel babies.

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