Support for Baby George (MAS)

Baby George - Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

After a healthy and full term pregnancy Alla went into labor and baby George came into this world on August 21st, 2018 but unfortunately the cord was wrapped around his neck three times and immediately they knew something was terribly wrong. Within a couple of hours he had to be rushed from Oregon City Hospital to Providence Hospital. Once at Providence and many tests later they were able to tell his parents that George was suffering from Meconium Aspiration Syndrome which occurred at birth. MAS is when a baby breathes in meconium and amniotic fluid mixture into their lungs.

After 2 days at Providence Hospital George, with the help of breathing machines, was only getting worse so he had to be transferred to Legacy Emanuel. At Legacy Emanuel doctors told the parents his lungs were failing and so they had to quickly take him into surgery and put him on a heart and lung machine (ECMO) which filters his blood out of his body to receive oxygen allowing his lungs to rest. During the surgery little George went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated. Thankfully they were able to get him back but at this time doctors are unaware if any brain damage occurred. On Saturday George was having many little seizures or as they call it one big seizure. Sunday Doctors confirmed that George has severe brain damage and that they need to replace one the ECMO tubes that was pumping blood because it was plugged with a 14cm blood clot.

As of now we don’t know which direction George’s health will go, but we hope and pray it will be towards a road to recovery. Alla and Ruslan Durasenko with their three daughters only recently came to America in December 2017 and she later found out she was expecting a baby boy.

We are asking for help to support the family financially at this extremely difficult time as well as lifting them up in our prayers. May God fill their hearts with his love, peace, and comfort that exceeds anything beyond our understanding!

We appreciate and want to thank you in advance for any donations, prayers, and for sharing this campaign!

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Zhanna Babichenko 
Oregon City, OR

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