Crissette is the mother to 5 wonderful kids and has cared for many other children as a pediatric home health nurse. Never in her life did she ever dream of having to use her skills on one of her own children. That nightmare happened last Wednesday evening as she and her husband, Chris Campbell, were preparing to sit down for dinner. Chris was handing the 4 year old his plate and Crissette turned to get a utensil when their 9 mo. old son, Brek, wiggled out of his bumbo from the counter and landed on their kitchen floor. He immediately cried, Crissette picked him up to console him and seconds later realized he was no longer breathing. Crissette began performing CPR on him, Chris called 911 and minutes later they found themselves loading a helicopter to Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. After tests and 48 hours Brek was released to return home with a brain injury and the bleeding had stopped. Doctors said give it 6-8 weeks for the brain to absorb the blood and we will reevaluate at 4 and 8 weeks.
Yesterday, October 26, Crissette felt Brek was sleeping even more than the previous days and his eyes were crossing. She contacted the neurologist’s office and they told her to return to the ER. They reassessed Brek last night, admitted him, and said surgery would be in the morning to drain the fluid in the head and around the brain.
Crissette and Chris are the parents of 5 children from 7 mos to 16 years old. They have both always worked. Crissette has worked night shifts so they did not have to have childcare. I feel the best thing now is for Crissette to be able to stay at home with Brek until he is healed 100% without worrying who is caring for him. Brek will heal in 6-8 weeks following today’s surgery so I would like to make this possible for them. Please will you help and any amount is a help. 500 people donate $20 the goal will be reached.
I thank you in advance for any monetary donation and if you can not donate money we ask for your prayers during this time.
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