My baby boy & surgery fund

Firstly, I'd like to sincerely thank you for taking time out to read and consider my request. I underwent surgery in August of 2016 after a bad car accident. I spent some weeks in the hospital and had 2 surgeries, one to remove my spleen which was bleeding internally. In the upcoming months, after my recovery, I became pregnant for the first time around November/December 2016. My pregnancy was confirmed by a doctors appointment in January and although unplanned, was very welcomed and my lifelong dream of achieving the honor of motherhood seemed to be realized. Unbenounced to me I had also developed 'adhesions' or fibrous scar tissue in my abdomen where my spleen once lived. I have now been admitted to Hollywood Regional Memorial for the past 3 weeks and am still here. Surgeons and obstetricians have regarded my case as something 'they've never quite seen before.' Because of the pregnancy, many scans and tests were done to figure out why I had been vomiting and unable to eat or drink. When I admitted myself I was vomiting green bile several times a day and couldn't keep anything down. For fear of being dehydrated and wanting to ensure my babies health I admitted myself to the hospital where doctors suspected I had some sort of bowel obstruction or intestinal blockage. An NG tube was inserted in my nose/throat to suction my stomach and I was placed on intravenous fluid and feeding to sustain myself and the baby. Surgery was a last resort but necessary. Upon having surgery doctors found that not only had the adhesions (scar tissue) from my previous surgery wrapped around and strangulated a piece on my small intestine but also the intestines had begun moving into the space where my spleen had been removed. This small piece was knotted and flipped in different directions and rather then 'untangle', as they had planned, surgeons were forced to cut the piece of my intestine out and stitch back together. LUCKILY thanks to the amazing gynecology and high risk obstetrics team my baby boy was unharmed! My uterus remained in tact during and after surgery and I am happy to say I am 30 weeks along and still recovering! Tubes are out and I'm slowly starting to eat and walk on my own as of this week! Although we are still monitoring my pregnancy as high risk, I feel very fortunate to have gotten to this issue before something burst or opened inside me. I'm very happy my baby has continued to grow and I can keep him inside for atleast another 7-10 weeks (full term) to finish his development. I was working since before his conception and was planning to still be working now and atleast until early August. Obviously I haven't been able to do that and it doesn't seem as I'll be able to get back to work and save what I need for his first months and my medical bills. For the first surgeries I had no coverage. I have some aid from the state for my second hospital stay due to the pregnancy but between both hospital, ambulance rides, surgery, medication etc. I am feeling a financial strain. Moreover, I just want to have an adequate amount saved to feed myself, the baby, and purchase diapers and all the baby essentials I'll require sometime in the next 2 months. Thank you again for taking time to read and consider this request to assist me in a fund toward my medical bills & my newborn baby coming soon! :) God bless WE ARE WHOLE WE ARE HAPPY WE ARE HEALTHY IN MIND IN BODY AND IN SPIRIT Thank you friends & family for your support, prayers and well wishes during this most significant time for me and little Orion Anthony as he makes his way toward our due date of September third... we love you.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • D E 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Kirsten Dinkins 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Stephen Arboite  
    • $35 
    • 42 mos
  • Paul Stoeppelwerth 
    • $22 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer

Claudia Lynn Santos 
Organizer
Miami, FL
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