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Sophia went to be with the Lord Feb. 26th, 2014.. two days shy of her 1st Birthday.
Sophia was born premature via c-section at 35 weeks due to almost no amniotic fluid. The Dr's thought by looking at all the different sonograms we had done that Sophia's ureter (tube going to the kidney) had a kink or obstruction- They wanted to take her early because they were afraid if they didn't that she would be stillborn. When Sophia was born she was barely breathing and was placed on a ventilator. She also is having some bowel issues and urinary issues.. She was born with one kidney, the kidney she has is cystic and we then found out that the kidney isn't functioning. She has underwent 16 surgeries already and will need more including a kidney transplant down the line, she also receives dialysis treatments everyday. Sophia wears oxygen because due to the low amniotic fluid (babies use the fluid to wash their lungs with while in the womb) and her lungs were born a little smaller.
UPDATE: Sophia has been in the PICU for 3 months now fighting for her life after getting RSV. She has coded 3 times now, but is fighting through it all. She will remain in the PICU for quite some time. The family could use help, they have alot of medical bills- They are staying at Ronald Mcdonald house etc. Thank you!
Sophia's parents were so excited to be expecting a daughter, they had lost twin boys in August 2011 due to Mom's water breaking and delivering prematurely at 20 weeks... so this makes Sophia a little miracle for them. Mom was temporary living in Erie,PA to help very sick elderly family members when Sophia was born. They lived over 2 1/2 hours away from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where Sophia was for her first 2 months of life and they stayed at the Ronald Mcdonald house next to the hospital. Sophia was transported back to were her family lives in Northern Virginia. Mom drives a total of 420+ miles a week to ensure she is with Sophia daily at the childrens hospital she is in. Sophia so far has been in the hospital her entire life (6 months) The Dr's will not do a transplant on Sophia until she is at least 1 1/2 or 2 years of age (until she is big and healthy enough) Even through all the different things this family has been through they are still positive, they have faith and know God has big plans for Sophia and their family! There is a lot of medical bills,expenses, etc. will need to be covered and they can use all the help they can get! Thank you and God bless.
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