Owen continued to grow and get stronger and was doing great. This last week, February 2018, Owen came down with what they thought was just a cold. Owen, being as premature as he was, has always had chronic lung disease, and struggles to breathe with even a simple cold. Owen with this cold was really struggling to breathe. They took him to the ER where they began to administer breathing treatments. Long story short, due to the extra work of him trying to get oxygen, Owen momentarily crashed and stopped breathing. They were able to get him back, but the doctors and nurses knew they were not equipped at their hospital to treat him. Again, Owen and Jamie were life-flighted to Boise where Owen was diagnosed with viral pneumonia and they spent three days in the hospital. They are all now home, exhausted, tired, and feeling blessed to be home together.
Now, with two life flight bills, many days spent in the hospital, and both Jamie and Chase working full time, the reality of costs and paying for all of their medical bills is adding up. The first life flight bill, adding up to $25,000, was denied and not covered by their insurance. Even after fighting with the insurance company and trying to get it covered, they were denied coverage. As great as their insurance has been, there are still many medical bills that just keep adding up for this sweet family. With all that they have been through, we ask for any help and donations that you can give to help this amazing family not feel the stress and woes of their medical bills.
The Clarke family is truly an inspiration of hope and strength in times of trials and tribulations. They continue to put on a brave face and have a positive attitude through it all. Please help The Clarke family in any way you can in their time of need.
Owen's Full Story: http://growowengrow.blogspot.com/
- Kristen DeForest
- KayLynne Baldwin
- Bernadette Cain
- Sheri Curtis
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