Shawn is a sweet boy who has had to go through more than what anyone should ever go through, and he’s only 13 months old.
His parents Lauren and Jason Cook have been by his side and are not working. On top of that Shawn has had to undergo major surgeries and will still have at least one more surgery. The medical bills will be substantial. Please consider giving any amount you can. They are such a wonderful family.
Shawn has several food allergies and was having trouble breathing sometimes. His doctors said it was asthma due to his allergies. Lauren and Jason felt something wasn't right and kept pushing for a chest x-ray, but his doctors didn't want to due to exposure. Finally they took him to get another opinion, and that doctor really listened and performed an x-ray. They saw then that Shawn had swallowed something, and it was lodged in his esophagus. They figured he had swallowed it in November due to the amount of scar tissue. He was rushed to the children's hospitals in Sioux Falls, SD and had major surgery where they had to cut him open to remove what turned out the be a bracket that turned out to be a bracket that holds a curtain rod on the wall. They have no idea where he got it from. This was all last week.
Since then he has had to receive blood transfusions due to the amount of oxygen in his blood, and then they discovered there was a hole between his esophagus and trachea and food was leaking into his lungs during his feedings. Once they figure out the size of the hole, and he’s stable enough, he will yet undergo another major surgery.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and send positive vibes their ways.