Care for Kai.

Our baby boy Kai Alexander Pontious was born on May 22, 2017. During the pregnancy we found out he had some kind of cyst or atresia in his stomach, but we were unaware of the extent or its implications until he was born. On Wednesday, May 31st, he had surgery at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus and they found that virtually all of his intestines were unusable. The surgeon stated that a normal baby has 150-250cm of intestines and our baby Kai only has 9-12cm of intestines, after cutting out the useable pieces and sewing them together to form a small tract that empties out of a stoma in his stomach. The doctors said he may never be able to eat food on his own, and he will be fed primarily through an IV for the next couple years until he can hopefully start eating through a mickey button. We're both taking time off of work to spend with our baby boy during his recovery from his surgery for the next couple weeks, as the coming weeks will determine whether or not his intestines will heal properly from the surgery. We're hopeful that our little man will make it, he's definitely a fighter. We're hoping that his mom will be able to stay at the hospital with him even after dad has to go back to work. Unfortunately, we cannot make ends meet with just one paycheck, which is why we're creating this gofundme page. The thought of having our son in the hospital over the next 6 months and going through another surgery all alone saddens us and we're hoping that he can have his mom by his side every day to comfort him through this grueling process. We live about 45mins to an hour away so the Ronald Mcdonald House has been kind enough to let us have a room right across the street from him. Both of us driving back and forth every day for 6 months would just not be feasible if we were to both return to work. Any and all donations will be going to bills so that we can focus on supporting our baby boy and helping him heal instead of stressing over falling behind.


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Jacinda Lopez 
Lancaster, OH
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