Meet Bailey, she was born at 33 weeks weighing 3 lbs, 16 oz. She is now a sweet 16 month old baby with a beautiful smile but has had some difficulties. Bailey was born with Cytomegalovirus (CMV ) in which has caused some developmental delays including some hearing loss. She also has Hydrocephalus which is a condition where fluid accumulates in the brain.
Bailey’s doctors put her on a high dosage of steroids to help with her brain development, however the steroids had an adverse affect on her overall health, she has a G-tube that allows her to eat without aspirating in her lungs. Bailey makes an excessive amount of secretions due to respiratory issues and as a result, she has to travel with a suctioning machine for keeping her lungs and nose suctioned. She also has to use a nebulizer machine.
Due to difficulty breathing, Bailey requires oxygen and heart monitoring 24/7 and requires the use of an oxygen tank when she sleeps and during the day if her levels drop. Bailey travels with 4 machines, as you can imagine, this can be quite bulky. Bailey is in need of a portable oxygen machine. The INOGEN ONE G4 system is a portable oxygen machine that will allow Bailey to maintain proper oxygen levels. The cost of the machine is not covered by insurance therefore, her family is asking for help and support to purchase the machine and accessories. The cost of the machine and accessories is $3765, would you be willing to help Bailey?
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