... "On Wednesday June 7th at 11:53am Jacob and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl Bailey Marie Carrino into the world. Weighing just under a pound and 9 1/2" our lives changed forever. She was so beautiful and she looked just like her daddy. At that time we also said goodbye to our baby girl.
In less then 24 hours we went from happy excited expecting parents with a home full of shower gifts to a mother and father having to make decisions and experience something no parent should ever have to endure.
I was diagnosed with a rare disease called HELLP syndrome. To make matters worse my condition was even more rare, HELLP syndrome before the third trimester. With absolutely no signs prior and no issues with my pregnancy we were blindsided. What went from harmless shoulder soreness Monday in the day developed into excruciating pain under my ribs on my right side and nausea. I was taken into the ER and it was determined my BP was extremely high, my platelets were extremely low and my liver was not functioning correctly. I was immediately started on medication and rushed to Akron Women's Center to be given the best opportunity for my precious little one and me to survive. The medication pumped into me was to prevent my body from having a heart attack or seizures, but most importantly it was trying to buy our little girl time, which she desperately needed. We had essentially no options but to wait and hope. If I showed improvement-every day I could hang on to my baby to have a better chance, every steroid I could get would help her mature . I fought as hard as I could but unfortunately it was not enough. In less than 24 hours my bloodwork decreased and both of our chances of survival grew increasingly worse and the decision was made to induce labor. That was our only option. Treatment was not working. We would not get better.
The only cure to HELLP is delivery, which means that the only chance for me or for Bailey was delivery. It was no longer safe for her growing Inside of me. But the world outside was not much safer either. Our little girl was just not big enough, not strong enough and not ready.
As for me, I am still in the hospital until I am considered stable enough to go home, which is looking like later this week.
At this point we don't know what to do or say but endlessly thank everyone for everyone who was and is here for us. We cannot express how grateful we are. I'm sorry to those that we have not or will not respond to, We hear you, we thank you. We just do not know what words to say."
I am her fiancé Jacob Carrino, I am making this in hopes to help pay for any medical expenses that we have acquired through out this tragic moment that has happened in our life. Jordan is still very sick in the hospital. We are extremely thankful for any sort of donation and also very thankful for all of the prayers. The links show what exactly HELLP syndrome and postpartum preeclampsia is.
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