My little boy Jack was born 10weeks premature weighing just 2lb6oz. He was in Nicu for 11 weeks - with only minor problems! On December 11th 2012 at 4am Jack suffered a cardiac arrest at home - where after calling 999 i performed cpr for 12minutes. After over a week on a ventilator to breath for him, being paralysed for his safety, many tests and 2 more cardiac arrests (one needing the use of a defibrillator) he finally woke up and breathed for himself. He made a miraculous recovery and has become the most incredible boy we know today!!
Jacks condition has been diagnosed as Long Qt Syndrome. This is a arrythmia condition, where his heartrate can suddenly increase to a dangerous speed, resulting in turning into jelly and stopping.
To stop this from happening he is currently on a medication called a beta blocker - which controls his heart rate! However after a meeting with his cardiologist at Bristol Children's Hospital he has advised us on purchasing a AED (Artificial External Defibrillator) to save his life if he ever had another episode. Even though we haven't been given the likelyhood of it happening again - the reality is it is there :(
So this is where Jack needs YOUR help. We are asking for help in raising the money to buy him a lifesaving AED! An aed, with paediatric pads and carry case is around £1500!
I will be organising a few events local to me, like a mothers meeting with coffee and cake! And a skittles do at The Crown Inn. All events will be posted on facebook :)
So please please, if you could give even just a pound we would be so so grateful!! And what a difference you would make in the safety of Jacks health
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