Caitlin’s life was turned upside down on the 23/7/2019 when she suffered a catastrophic brain bleed from an AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation) deep in her brain. Caitlin, only 25 years old was 32 weeks pregnant. Her baby girl Quinn was born prematurely from an emergency caesarean section whilst Caitlin was in a coma. Quinn spent the first 3 weeks of her life in NNICU whilst her mother fought for her own life in ICU. Caitlin’s beloved fiancé Jonathon has been by her side watching hopelessly and trying to find moments when baby and mother could spend some time together.
Caitlin’s time in ICU was the battle of her life. She had to fight numerous infections in her brain and ongoing bleeds in her brain. She needed help to breathe. Thankfully from the amazing care of the medical team at the Royal Brisbane she has been making slow but significant progress.
The reality for Caitlin and Jonathon and their baby Quinn is a future filled with uncertainty over a very long recovery. She will need extensive rehabilitation plus future surgeries not limited to but including the removal of the AVM from her brain. She will require intensive Physiotherapy, OT and Speech Therapy among other remedial therapies. Caitlin’s family have started this Go Fund me page in the hope that kind and generous donations will help ease the pressure on this young devastated family. Funds will be used to cover medical costs, treatments, a wheelchair and home modifications needed to get her home eventually. Baby Quinn and her Dad will also be needing support as he begins the care of a fragile newborn without the help of Caitlin. There has been so much amazing support and love for Caitlin and baby Quinn so far. They are truly blessed to have so many amazing people in their lives, THANKYOU so much. If you feel helpless and wish there was something you could do then this is it. Caitlin is a gorgeous young woman faced with an incredibly difficult future. Please help her to have a quality of life she deserves and to be a mother to her baby Quinn. If you would like to follow Caitlins journey find her on Facebook -Caitlins Recovery