Brantleys medical/script expenses

Our son Brantley was born with a heart defect which will require heart surgery at the beginning of april and trisomy 21 (downs syndrome). When he was born Brantley spent the first 3 weeks of his life in the NICU at Toledo Children's Hospital receiving antibiotics and now requires a shot called synegis once a month to keep him from getting RSV or any other respiratory illness before his surgery. We recently went to the heart Dr and they are also concerned about the size of the artery from his heart to his left lung she told us the artery is too narrow and will require them to insert a patch to make it big enough to supply the adequate amount of blood to his lung. Due to it being the beginning of the year we have not yet met the deductible on our health insurance and they will not cover any of the cost for the shot leaving us trying to figure out how to cover a $1886 copay for the month of January and they will not ship the medication until we agree to a very expensive payment arrangement for the next 6 months. With both Zac and I being off of work when Brantley was born and traveling back and forth to Toledo we have found ourselves falling further and further behind on our everyday bills let alone all the medical bills(portions that weren't covered) from the NICU and now this outrageous copay for his shots. Typically we would not post anything like this or ask for financial help from anyone other than maybe immediate family but we have exhausted all options from any type of assistance (which we have been told we don't qualify) , to maxxed out credit cards to literally just not paying other necessary bills just to afford to get him what he needs. With the collection calls already starting for some of the medical bills and his surgery coming up in a couple of months with us being off work for another period of time to be in Michigan at the hospital with him it just seems like there is no end in sight to the hole we are in. Any type of help would be greatly appreciated even if it is just kind words or thoughts and prayers for us to figure all of this out and for our little guy to get what he needs and make a speedy recovery after surgery. Thank you
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Yvonne Marie Smithson 
Helena, OH

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