Thank God and an incredible team of doctors, Sadie was delivered safely and Katie's life was spared. Katie began another 24 hours of IV magnesium and Sadie, born 7 weeks early, was placed on machines to help her breathe, an IV and a feeding tube and sent immediately to the NICU. Sadie will remain in the hospital in the NICU until she can mature, gain weight and learn to breathe and eat without assistance.
We are grateful for our blessings and that both Katie and Sadie are alive and working towards recovery, but we are overwhelmed with mounting medical bills and expenses. Katie will need to remain out of work and Tony will remain home as long as possible to help Katie recover and be able to attend to Sadie in the NICU. Katie is unable to drive and needs to be transported to visit Sadie constantly to learn to care for her unique needs and pump and deliver breast milk essential for Sadie's survival. At the same time, we are working to maintain as much normalcy as possible for our 4 older boys. They are so excited about their new little sister, but their lives, school, sports and needs are ongoing and unchanging.
We have no income currently and have depleted all savings. We are asking for help because we are in great need and are unable to manage on our own. We are so grateful for all of the support and love we have been shown by our family and friends. God has blessed our family and we ask that you lift us all up in prayer at this difficult time in our lives. We cannot do this alone or through our own strength.
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