Kingdon was born on December 4, 2017. He was a full term baby, & went home from the hospital after birth without any complications. Soon after we were home Kingdon started to show some concerning things going on with him. He had some rapid breathing, excessive fluid in his throat & mouth, feeding problems to where he wouldn't eat, & he was also failing to thrive (gain weight / grow like a normal baby would. His pediatrician said nothing was wrong. But, deep down we knew something was. His grandmother & grandfather then by the grace of god knew a pediatrician & got him into an after hours clinic to be seen. After being seen, his oxygen levels were abnormal, & the pediatrician decided to admit him into St. Vincents pediatrics ward. Upon arrival and being hooked up to machines, Kingdons oxygen levels deteriorated fastly, & he was rushed to the pediatrics ICU. They then could not get him stable enough so he was hooked up to a ventilator. After hours of waiting for answers a cardiologist came in with what she thought could possibly be wrong with him (which was a heart defect) but, since she couldn't clearly see on the ECHO, she wanted a second opinion from Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Upon arrival at Rileys he was immediately tested & the cardiologist from home, her diagnoses was correct. Kingdon has a critical heart defect, & the only option is open heart surgery. As of right now thats all we know. But, depending on how surgery goes next week, & how long Kingdons road to recovery is post operation, his father & I could possibly be here for a month or longer. & as most know hospital stays are never easy. I would never ask for help from anybody, but times are tough right now. Between bills at home, & figuring out how to survive here
we could use all of the help we can get . The day Kingdon was admitted, & this long journey began was my first day back to work after 7 weeks of maternity leave. & his father is now off of work with non paid FMLA. If you are not able to donate, a prayer would be appreciated just as much. But, if you are able to donate we would be appreciative, & very thankful.