Jack was born October 2017. There were complications not long after he was born. He would turn blue and purple and wouldn't wake up at some points. His arms and legs would twitch and he would smack his lips. His left eye was swollen and almost every nurse told me he was fine whenever I would ask. Before we were discharged, I had the nurse come look at him once more before we left. Not long after, she wheeled him out and he was immediately sent to the hospitals NICU. He was transferred to a nearby hospital and then to another one where they had specialists. Jack suffered from a brain bleed that ended up causing seizures and a couple strokes. There was so much blood that pooled in his head that it also had effected his nerves that control vision. He received emergency brain surgery at 36 hours old. There was a higher chance that we would have to plan for a funeral than enjoy taking our little boy home. Our baby was dying right in front of us. Luckily, he survived and is doing well. While in recovery, we were told due to the strokes he suffered, he wouldn't be able to use half his body and would more than likely be blind in one eye. He would always need help for the rest of his life and that we were probably going to outlive him. He amazed doctors when there was slight movement on both sides.
Fast forward to today, Jack still requires to have specialty care with Neurology, Ophthalmology, Special Infant Care, Early Intervention and Physical Therapy. He still has episodes where we need to transport him to the hospital.
My husband just got out of the military and money is very tight even with my husband working two jobs. Jack is the sweetest little boy, he smiles always, gives the best hugs and if you're really special- you get kisses! He loves his mommy and daddy and we just want to give him the world. We just want him to experience life like other kids. No child should go through this kind of struggle when they're just starting. We hope and pray that Jack will be able to receive the love and support from family and friends and that he can continue with his specialty care. Please help my baby boy...
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