Baby Seraphim's Hospital Costs

Robert and Heather Darabos live in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. They care for 12 boys, as house parents, that live at the Fundacion Salvacion. Learn more about our family HERE.

Bob and Heather had thier first biological child on October, 18th. Seraphim Lynda Esma Darabos Lopez was purple when she was born and her lungs/nose were full of mucus. The two very skilled midwives worked to clear her lungs/nose, which they did successfully. Baby Seraphim beagn to cry but quickly struggled to breathe again. After this happening a few times in just two hours after her birth she was rushed to the hospital.

Bob and one of the midwives kept her alive in the back of the car by giving oxygen, clearing her nose/mouth, and keeping her aware. She especially liked to hear her daddy's voice.

Just hours after birth it was discovered that baby Seraphim had contracted an unknown infection in utero that had developed into severe pneumonia. Tests are currently being run to determine what type of infection caused this.

She is currently being treated in the intensive care unit at Herrera Llerandi Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She is on a breathing machine that is breathing for her. She is on antibiotics, blood pressure medication, fluid retention medication and others. 

Her stay in the Intensive care unit will cost $4,000-$6,000 a day. She will be on the breathing tube at least a week and afterwards they will attempt to move her to a less invasive support. She will be hospitalized a minimum of ten days. Her doctor says that after just 24 hours she was responding wonderfully to treatment, as best as could be expected. Her color is has greatly improved, she is aware and is moving around. 
You can see the first bill they received for her first three hours of care below.

Please consider helping to cover the costs of baby Seraphims life-saving care.

  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 45 mos
  • Lenora Baase 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Lenora Baase 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Paul Perry 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Bri Hilbink 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
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Heather Nicole 
Saint Charles, MI
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