On her 20 week fetal anatomy scan things were going well for Viktoriya, until the ultrasound technician noticed some dilation of baby's urinary tract. She was then referred to maternal fetal medicine specialists who gave her the heartbreaking diagnosis of Severe Bilateral Hydronephrosis and Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction (LUTO). The combination of these two diagnoses, is very rare. She was then referred to highly qualified specialists in the field of fetal medicine, at Tampa General Hospital, who took over her care. After getting two procedures done (Cordocentesis, and attempted shunt procedure), she went into early labor. On the afternoon of January 5th, she successfully delivered the baby. From the moment of birth, Ari has been surrounded by many specialists due to the medical issues that he is now enduring. After birth, Ari has had a few procedures and will need surgeries in the future. The road to recovery will be long and the outcomes are uncertain. We trust in God, who holds this precious baby's life in His hands.
This situation has put a significant strain on the family, and especially their three sons who are away from their mom and while dad is working, are being cared for by family. Viktoriya has been discharged but needs to stay close to the NICU. Gabriel is commuting from Venice to the hospital. The expenses are piling up for lodging near the hospital, traveling and of course for food. Gabriel is the only one working at this time to support his now family of 6. Those who know Gabriel and Viktoriya, know that they are giving, caring people who work hard and are an active part of their church and community. If you find it in your heart to cover these unexpected expenses, it would be very much appreciated. At this time, the amount we are raising doesn't include the medical bills that they will incur, as they hope that insurance will cover the majority of these. All the expenses that are collected, will go directly to Gabriel and Viktoriya for the needs that they are experiencing. May God bless each and every one of you! Thank you!
- Lucia Manna
- Ivy Winsheimer
- Carolyn Pescatello
Organizer and beneficiary
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