Toby would love to have a week off of work to be with his wife, his new born, and his other 4 children.
However, he is using up his vacation time this week being at the hospital with his 6 year old son, Ferris, who was taken to emergency at Strong Hospital on Friday, Feb 27th with a septic infection in his joints that would eat away at his cartilage if left unchecked and could also leave him crippled if not stopped quickly.
The other event that occurred during this window of time is that Sheena went into labor. She gave birth at home with midwives on Saturday morning, Feb 28th. However Toby was with Ferris who had had an emergency surgical procedure Friday night and Toby was unable to be with his wife and the rest of his family during the birth of their 5th child.
Toby has had only 2 tiny windows to get home to see his family, but only after Ferris was stable and could be left with either a dear friend or relative whom Ferris felt okay with.
Sheena, however, has not been able to see Ferris since he was taken to the hospital. There are some plans brewing to try to make this happen, but nothing has been worked out yet.
Ferris is over the worse of it, but still needs to be in the hospital for a week. He has been on an IV antibiotic and was on morphine for the pain.
As Toby’s momma, my desire is to raise enough money that Toby can take another week off work to be with his family after Ferris comes home. He will have to take time off without pay. The whole family needs daddy time and daddy needs family time.
Please donate to help the family be together. I set the figure high as they have other needs due to this series of events that the GoFundMe funds will be able to help alleviate. If we can raise even more that would be so helpful to their family (GoFundMe takes a cut of what is raised anyway).
We are full of gratitude for those who are willing to help Sheena care for the brood while awaiting Ferris and Toby's homecoming.
We give thanks to the Lord for the swift medical attention and the love and prayers of friends and family and the meals that are coming in.
Thank you ahead of time for whatever you can do to support Toby and his family!
Blessings to all for the many ways you rally to help!!!
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