Teenie and Wolfie

29794772_15266174350_r.jpeg29794772_15266174500_r.jpeg29794772_15266175400_r.jpegOn April 14, Christine or "Teenie" as most of us call her,  was 28 weeks pregnant and went to the hospital with severe stomach pain and vomiting. Test after test and doctor after doctor examined her and after several painful days in the hospital, it was revealed that she had a blockage in her intestine and needed immediate surgery. With high hopes that the surgery was successful, she spent a few more days in the ICU recovering while closely monitoring the baby. Unfortunately, the pain and fever came back indicating a serious infection. The surgeon was called in to perform emergency surgery and determined that her intestines still had some blockage and were leaking fluid which could cause severe infection throughout her body, putting not only Teenie but also her unborn baby at great risk.  

On April 23, at 28 weeks 6 days, Wolfe Weston Epstein entered the world weighing 3lbs 4oz and measuring 15.5inches long.

Today, 5 weeks after this all began, Teenie is home from the hospital and is now recovering from her all of her surgeries. Mark has been an incredible support for her throughout everything and has taken his role as Nurse very seriously! They visit Wolfie everyday and are absolutely in love.

Wolfe is a little fighter and he is getting stronger by the minute. He will continue to spend the next few months in the NICU as his little body continues to develop and gain strength. They are guessing he will be there until close to his original due date, July 10.

This past month has not only been emotionally draining but it has caused a huge financial toll. We want Teenie and Mark to be able to focus on healing and their little Wolfe and not stress about the growing hospital bills.  
 
If you are able to contribute anything to help ease the financial burden, it will be greatly appreciated and put towards all of the ongoing hospital bills.  Any little bit will help!

Thank you so much!
Love, 
Friends of Teenie and Mark

Donations

  • Charles Bauman 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Sally Berman 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • regina schultz 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • micah abrams 
    • $250 
    • 25 mos
  • Helen & Mike Cottingham 
    • $100 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mark and Teenie's Friends . 
Organizer
Sherman Oaks, CA
Christine Symonds 
Beneficiary
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