Baby Anthony's Funeral Expenses

Anthony Robert Dudash
Date of birth- 5-27-2017
3 weeks and 1 day early
-life flighted to West Penn NICU on June 29th 2017
-then diagnosed with T.G.A (Transposition of the great arteries)
-then taken to children's hospital of Pittsburgh the same day
-children's then diagnosed him with Taussig-Bing
-Taussig Bing consist of
DORU (double outlet right ventricle)
D-T6A ( transposition of the great artienies)
USD (Ventricular Septal defect)
Hypoplastic (Aortic Arch)
Anthony on June 5th had Open Heart Surgery 9 days old . Anthony is a 5 week old (5/27/2017) boy who was admitted to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on 05–29–17. Anthony is currently admitted to our cardiac intensive care unit. Anthony has had multiple procedures including trips to the operating room throughout his admission. Anthony had an umbilical catheter placement on 5-29-17 for a ventricular septal defect and closure and atrial septal defect closure. He was placed on ECMO life support on this day after complications on 06–06-2017 , Anthony failed an ECMO wean trial a remained on ECMO life-support. Anthony was in the operating room on 06–08-17 to be taken off of the ECMO and had another ventricular septal defect closure. 6/13/17 Sternum was wired and chest was closed. Unfortunately he didn't handle it well and blood pressure was unstable. On 6-14-17 his chest and sternum was reopened .On 06-16-17 Anthony had a chest closure procedure on 06-17-17, A PICC placement procedure was completed. On 06-21-17, Anthony had a resection on his small bowel. Which consist of cutting out 1 cm of intestine. 06-23-17 doctors checked on intestines and had to remove another 3cms. On 06-26-17 plan is for an operating room procedure for ostomy and further bowel resection removing 3-4 cms . In the evening hours the nurse noticed more bile coming up to Silo (plastic bag that is covering his opened portion on stomach) The doctors removed a knotted end that enoded itself from the rest of the intestine. He will have bags on until intestines are completely healed and healthy possibly 4 to 6 months. The cardiologist said his heart is doing good. He is also doing well with his oscopy bag, they are going to start feeding him some pedialyte intravenously on July 9th and hope that his intestines absorb it, if they don't, they will need to place a feeding tube in him. The past 2 days they have been trying to ween him off the ventilator and he was doing good, they took him off the muscle relaxers and paralytic medicine, he was awake, looking around, lifting up his arms and squeezing fingers. But today, they had to put him back on the muscle relaxers and paralytic meds because our poor lil guy looks like a tiny Michelin man, he is so filled with fluids that his blood pressure started to rise and his breathing wasnt doing well at the setting he was on. They added another diuretic on top of the Lasix.They had to put the baby back on blood pressure medicine, they are also putting another drain tube in cuz he has alittle fluid In his right chest, they think he may have another infection... today we just talked to nurse, she said that they were able to cut back on his bp medicine some because they put him back on the steroid drip and he seems to be doing well with that. They are also going to do another cat scan to check his belly to make sure nothing is leaking into his stomach from his intestines like the last time (when they found his intestines were perforated) lost of wages due to visiting hospital frequently any donation will help thank you <3

  • Bonnie Malsch 
    • $20 
    • 57 mos
  • Jocelyn Rettiger 
    • $25 
    • 57 mos
  • Alejandro Molina 
    • $150 
    • 57 mos
  • Marcy Asvestas 
    • $200 
    • 57 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 57 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Haley Thomas 
Aliquippa, PA
Crisie Dudash