At an ultrasound of Baby Jaxson at 23 weeks, he was found to have a congential heart defect. The left side of his heart was found to be too small to effectively pump blood to his body. For now, Sami's body is taking care of this. Once Jaxson is born, his body will need to take over, which it isn't going to be able to do.
The medical facilities and doctors in Billings, MT, where we live, have referred care to Children's Hospital in Denver, CO. This means that Sami and Trace have to travel back and forth to Denver over the next few months. This is going to mean lost wages, expenses for food and lodging, and a higher level of medical expenses. The final month of pregnancy, they will need to be in Denver full-time until Baby Jaxson is born and stable enough to come home.
Baby Jaxson is going to require heart surgery, possibly a heart transplant, depending on the severity of the heart malformation. Sami and Trace will need to be at his side while he fights for his life in the NICU.
I am asking at this time for everyone's help! Please donate what you can to help Sami and Trace while Baby Jaxson is fighting for his life. If you can't help out, then please share this far and wide so that we can raise funds for Baby Jaxson.
Sami has an initial visit in Denver on Thursday, July 13. The docs will be doing more scans of Jax's heart, as well as another ultrasound.