When Amanda (Mandy) Inch went into labor very early in the morning October 26th 2020 she and her husband Shane headed to the hospital, full of excitement and ready to meet their baby girl. Big sister Aubree and big brother Dakoda were waiting patiently at home with one of their grandmothers. Mandy had a healthy pregnancy and all was well at every prenatal visit. They had no reason to expect anything other than a healthy baby.
As labor progressed, Mandy's water broke. It was blood. A lot of blood. She was put under general anesthesia and Natalee Ann was born via emergency c-section at 5:47am. A beautiful baby, 8 pounds 2 ounces and 19 inches long. The doctors said the cause of the bleeding was placental abruption (When the placenta detaches from the uterine wall) and that not only had Natalee been deprived of oxygen for an unknown period of time, but she had been swallowing and breathing in blood.
They worked tirelessly to get Natalee intubated and stable enough to be transferred to the nearest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a neighboring hospital. Mandy woke, asking for her baby. Shane had to tell his beautiful wife that their new baby was very sick and fighting for her life. The doctor told them that Natalee was the sickest baby they had seen in a long time. They were doubtful that she would survive the transfer but she did! Her NICU doctor said that her condition was very critical and that he thought they had lost her shortly after her arrival, but were able to get her back. He was unsure that she would survive the day.
She has been through so much, and is still fighting.
I am creating this fundraiser to make it easier for anyone who may want to help this family financially. Shane and Mandy don’t yet know the extent of their medical bills. They’re worried about their jobs. The well pump at their house stopped working yesterday morning and they will need a new one. It’s looking like Mandy will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow 10/30/2020 but they have no water at their home. They will also have many travel expenses to get back and forth from the hospital. They were told the Ronald McDonald house is not an option because of COVID so the only option to stay close to the hospital is a hotel.
They have not asked for anything other than your prayers, but we and many others I know of want to help however we can. I thank you for your love, prayers and outpouring of support. I am praying and can’t wait for the day that Mandy and Shane get to hold their precious baby in their arms.
- Dimitrios Tsitsios
- Kelsey Edelman
- Tyler Rogers Memorial Fund Shady
Organizer and beneficiary
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA