Baby Rylin will require open heart surgery to repair this defect. The doctors would like her to be about three months of age and a certain size for optimal results from the surgery. Due to her symptoms caused by her heart defect, feeding and weight gain have been a constant issue, resulting in multiple hospitalizations and the placement of an NG feeding tube. The surgery will require at least a week long stay at the hospital, followed by a 6-8 week recovery time at home, with multiple follow up appointments. The prognosis following the surgery is excellent; however getting there is a struggle.
I created this campaign to alleviate some financial pressure for my brother and his wife so they can focus on getting Rylin through surgery. Any and all donations, including meals and gift cards, will be a huge help to this young family of five during this difficult time.