Baby Kiedyn was born severely premature. He was born on February 4th 2020 weighing only 1 pound. He was born on the small island of Anguilla where there’s only one hospital. The hospital couldn’t help they said that they didn’t have the resources and they gave him 4-6 hours to live. We tried Hospitals all over the world. No one would take him because they said he’s too young. If he was 26 weeks they would take him but he was born at only 24 weeks. That baby refused to give up on us. They said his lungs were not fully developed and couldn’t breathe on his own. It took us two days to find a hospital that would accept him. He breathe on his own for 2 days. They said his intestines were not fully developed so he can’t feed. But he was pooping and passing urine which was a good sign. Our hospital said they didn’t have tubes small enough to fit his nostrils to help him breathe. He’s so tiny and he put up such a fight, and because he didn’t give up on us, I couldn’t give up on him. Puerto Rico was asking for a million dollars down payment which we did not have. We finally found a hospital in Columbia that would accept him. They gave us an estimate of $160000-$260000. We felt so hopeless. They decided to accept a letter of commitment that we would pay the money back and they accepted my son. We couldn’t think about the money then and there we just wanted to get baby Kie the help he needed.
The day the air ambulance came.. when we got to the airport and loaded baby kie into the ambulance he decided that he was going to give us a scare. His heart rate dropped. Oxygen dropped. They said we couldn’t fly him out and we had to go back to the hospital. The same hospital that couldn’t help him. Only the grace of God kept that child alive and kept me alive as well. We are all so amazed by this little boy we don’t kno what else to say. He is a FIGHTER!!
We are in awe at the mercies of God. We stayed in Columbia for 4 months. His mom didn’t know anyone there and She couldn’t speak Spanish. It was an extremely difficult time for her. Her husband couldn’t be there with her at the time because he was trying to get time off from work. He is police officer on the island.
Mom stayed in a hotel near to the hospital and made several trips to the hospital a day..
They spent every day hearing that his condition is critical. They watched their son and felt so hopeless because there was nothing they could do.
This was my first pregnancy after being told for years that I would not be able to have kids unless I go through extensive procedures. After researching the prices of IVF I gave up hope. I didn’t have that kind of money. And so we stopped trying. After many years one day I just missed my period. I didn’t bother to take a test because in my mind I’m thinking that I can’t get pregnant. On the 6th day of my missed period I got a positive pregnancy test. I was in so much shock I screamed and cried. I used maybe 6 tests which was all positive and still have to confirm with a blood test. I was the happiest woman in the world. My pregnancy was going very well. Until I started having contractions at 23 weeks. My water broke and my son was born at 24 weeks. I believe that God has a plan for us.. and I’m trying my best not to lose hope.
We have been out of the hospital just about a month and we are now looking for ways not only to pay our medical bills but to pay for the vaccines and various medications that my son needs.
$1 can go a long way! Any help that can be provided will be so greatly appreciated
- Raimi Hercules
- vydia charles
- Rob Lounds