Help us be with little Isabella

On Feb 1st I was rushed to the Red Deer hospital in what I thought was early labour, once we arrived it was confirmed...I was only 25 weeks pregnant and I was in labour. I was then given steroids and hooked up to an IV with magnesium sulfate and rushed by ambulance to the royal Alex hospital in Edmonton ab. The doctors managed to slow my labour down enough for her to stay in for a few more days, but on Feb 4th at 4:45pm I gave birth to a baby girl weighing 840 grams (1 pound 14 ounces). She was taken to another room immediately, where she was intubated and give medication to help her breathe. She has since been in the NICU of the royal Alex hospital as the Red Deer hospital is not able to care for babies under the age of 32-34 weeks gestation. I have been at the hospital for over 2 weeks now and James (Isabella's father) was here with Isabella and I until about 4 days ago, when he had to go back home to Sylvan Lake to our other 4 children...Brody (11), Mikey (10), Skylar (5) and willow (1 1/2). My grandmother and my mother took turns caring for my children and my house...but they are unable to constantly care for them. James goal was to return to work but our other children became sick with the flu and Isabella fell ill with pnumonia after she had been re-intubated. James employer was not understanding of our situation which caused other problems for us as James no longer has a job. His plan is to apply for EI, but EI can take a long time to kick in and we have already spent our rent and bills money on food and clothes and other necessities as we were stuck here in Edmonton with nothing. Our first week and a half here we were given a boarding room at the hospital, but they do not cover food or anything. There is no kitchen or stove available to cook. 4 days ago we were moved to the Ronald MacDonald house, they only cost $10 a day and provide most meals. Our van is our only vehicle and it is breaking down very quickly, so James and the kids may be left without a vehicle. And I won't be able to see them. We need help to cover February rent and bills and possibly March as we don't know how long EI will take to kick in. We have not bought any baby items for Isabella as her early arrival was completely unexpected...and my children need groceries and diapers and other things back home as well. We need some help.

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  • Karsen Entz  
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Lorna Amyotte 
    • $250 
    • 38 mos
  • Maria Myers 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer

Shantell Kluin 
Organizer
Sylvan Lake, AB
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