My brother, David and sister-in-law, Allyse have had struggles getting pregnant due to PCOS. In October of 2017, they were over the moon when they found out they were expecting their first little one! On Jan. 20th they got an ultrasound and all was going great. Little one was bouncing around like crazy. The next day Jan. 21st was the reveal party with family and friends. IT WAS A GIRL! Isabella Hawkins would be here June 9, 2018. That night, Allyse's water broke at 20 weeks which left her with 0 amniotic fluid. When getting to Sewickley hospital they had been told they lost her but God has other plans. Isabella's heart is still beating strong (150 bpm). The amniotic fluid is not replenishing which causes concerns for lung development. Her other organs are functioning and developing normally which is amazing! Dave and Allyse and little Isabella are praying and fighting together. Allyse and Dave are home as of right now and will be going into UPMC MaGee Woman's Hospital on February 8th where Allyse will be admitted until the birth of Isabella. At that time, the doctors will consider baby Isabella viable as her gestational age will be 23 weeks. Isabella will be given her first round of steroids to help with her lung and brain development. The plan is to help Isabella grow until 34 weeks where the doctors will induce labor. The bills are going to be high due to her long stay at MaGee to come, as well as the potential long NICU stay for baby Isabella. Dave and Allyse have already spent 3 days at Sewickley and 4 days at MaGee. Dave is not working so that he can stay with Allyse.
We have all been praying hard and put this in God's hands. With God all things are possible and we believe that Dave and Allyse will be taking their little Isabella home! Any amount of money donated is greatly appreciated and will be given to them for their medical bills and any personal bills that amount during this difficult time.
Prayers and Love,
Shane and Shelby