T'yrgan (pronounced TIER-gin) Moschella was born 9/21/2017 and complications were found to be evident early on. T'yr was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, which is a disorder of the liver. The doctors were unsure of what was exactly happening but knew that the liver wasn’t functioning correctly or as it should. A specialist was consulted in Seattle and informed Jaime (mother) that surgery will need to take place in order to find what the issue was, then another surgery to fix the issue. Most likely, T'yr had no Gallbladder. This means baby T’yr would need to undergo surgery where the intestines would need to be connected directly to the liver.
The specialist was flown to Alaska to perform a surgery that took place on 10/9/2017. The first day was the toughest for the Moschella family. After being in the hospital for 3 weeks, the family was eager for a resolution and speedy recovery. The first day after the surgery, T’yr’s body was showing side effects of the surgery; his vitals were on the low end and started vomiting. This video of him looking livelier than ever was taken the day after he had the reaction from the side effects. Things were looking good for him and vitals were starting to stabilize. The Moschella family finally had a sense of relief after seeing this progress.
Unfortunately, this reprieve was short-lived as a day later an infection was found to be aggressive inside his tiny little body. With a bat of an eye, T’yr was without a fully functioning liver, the antibiotics couldn’t be processed correctly and emergency measures had to be immediately taken. Jaime and T’yr were medevac’d to Seattle on 10/26/17 as medical resources and abilities in Anchorage had been exhausted.
The Moschella’s family and friends are asking for donations in hopes that this will assist with the financial burden this whole ordeal is causing the family. Insurance can only cover so much and T’yr, given his unique condition has a lot of specialized medication, treatments and formulas that are not covered. This includes the transportation to Seattle and all other cost associated with the emergency has no clear definitive indication that it will be covered or it must come out of pocket. Neither Jaime or her husband have been able to work during this difficult time. In addition to that, they have a 6-year old at home that will need care so Chris (T’yr’s father) can fly down to Seattle and support Jaime during this tough procedure coming soon.
We are in need of everyone’s help and support during this difficult time for our little warrior.
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