Medical for Baby Andrew

On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 8:55am my best friend Stephanie gave birth to her beautiful baby boy Andrew Parker Tahmahkera weighting 6lbs 13oz and 18in long by an emergency C-Section. During her labor she was diagnosed with preeclampsia and her placenta ruptured requiring an emergency C-Section due to Andrews’s heart rate dropping. Throughout her pregnancy there were concerns about him needing a surgery on his heart after birth, but they wouldn’t know until he was born. After Andrews birth they did two Echocardiograms of his heart and things looked well, he wasn’t going to need surgery right away. He was placed in the NICU at Banner Desert Hospital to monitor his heart, oxygen levels and feeding. Things were looking good and they were planning on being discharged on Monday as he was feeding well seemed to be thriving. On Monday morning things changed. Baby Andrew’s heart rate dropped drastically and he was struggling for oxygen. They did another Echo and they found that the Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) had closed and he was not functioning without it open. They sedated him and placed him on a breathing tube and stopped feedings. Last night he was transported to Phoenix Children’s Hospital by air to await surgery. They were informed they did not have any rooms available for Stephanie and Stephen to stay in at this moment. I am making this GoFundMe account for them to assist with the cost of medical bills, food, clothing and the cost of somewhere to stay until a room is found at the hospital for them. If you find it in your heart to donate they would greatly appreciate it and it would help their family immensely. If you are unable to donate that is understandable, please share the page so that others who are able to may donate if they would like. If you would also rather donate material items such as food, clothing or toiletries please feel free to reach out to me by text or phone call, the number will be below. If I am unable to answer a phone call please leave a voicemail as I am a new mother and in the transition of being back at work and taking care of my almost 2 month old son. As a new mother myself I cannot begin to fathom the pain and helplessness feeling that Stephen and Stephanie are going though at this moment. I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to read about their story and thank you for any and all donations for their family. As updates arise I will post them.    Jessica Gann – 480-720-9524

Donations

  • Gerald Kunstman  
    • $10 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Marcy Drew 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Tanesia Scott 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Lynn Gann 
Organizer
Mesa, AZ
Stephanie Tahmahkera 
Beneficiary
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