On October 3, 2017 Zach and Taylor were told that Landon has a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH occurs when a hole in the diaphragm fails to close during prenatal development and contents of the abdomen migrate up into the chest through this hole. Landon's stomach, intestines, and liver are now crowding his lungs, leaving limited room for them to grow and develop normally. It is life threatening and will require surgery after he is born.
On October 27, 2017 Zach and Taylor were told by GHS Maternal Fetal Specialists that Landon also has a heart defect. The cardiologists suspect either Tetralogy of Fallot or Truncus Arteriosis. They are not certain which at this point. Heart surgery is needed to correct either. MUSC gave Landon a 35% chance of survival.
Zach and Taylor researched further for a source for a second opinion. Their research led them to Dr. David Kays at Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg FL. Dr. Kays is a renowned CDH surgeon. Dr Kays reviewed records from MUSC and told Zach and Taylor that he wanted to help Landon.
Zach and Taylor will be meeting with Dr. Kays team on December 6th and 7th 2017.
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As you can see, this is an overwhelming situation Zach and Taylor are faced with. Unfortunately, there are many added expenses that go along with caring for a CDH baby like Landon. On top of medical expenses, copays, and deductibles there is the cost of travel to and from St. Petersburg, FL., food expense, lodging, and the unknown of time away from work.
Please help by donating, no amount is too small! Zach and Taylor are so thankful for your help! Thank You and God Bless!
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