We are asking are friends and family and member's of the community to share and help raise money for Baby Alexander's Medical fund.
Baby Alexander was determined he was sick when he was in mommies stomach. Doctor's in Klamath Falls, OR realized in a ultrasound that Baby Alexander had a swollen intestine. They were'nt able to determine what was going on. Mommy and daddy and baby were sent to Medford, OR for mulitple ultra sounds. They realized Baby Alexander's large intestine was only getting bigger!
Mommy and Baby Alexander were then sent to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (OHSU) in Portland, OR for further research. Doctor's were still not able to determine what was going on inside Baby Alexander's stomach. The Doctor was able to determine that Baby Alexander was not doing good inside of mommy, his heart beat was very very low and Doctor was concerned that Baby Alexander was sick and was fighting for his life.
Doctor's knew they had to act fast and come up with a plan. They decided that it was time for Baby Alexander to come to this world. They advised parents that it was going to be an a emergency C-Section following with X-rays and ultra sounds on Baby to determine what was going on inside of Baby.
Baby Alexander was born on June 23, 2017 at 6:36 PM and was immediately taken from mom for the tests. Baby was put in a incubator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Baby was born at 33 weeks and was not able to breathe on his own and was immediately assited by a breathing tube through his mouth. Baby is unable to recieve noutrishen from mommy and is assited by a pick line to assist with giving baby nutrients and fats so he can grow and gain weight.
Doctor's were still unable to see the problem with Baby Alexander. That is when Baby Alexander was taken into emergency surgery.
The surgeon advised mommy and daddy that if he opened up baby and he wasnt able to determine what was going on he would leave the operation and stitch baby up and do research. But if baby had a raptured intestine he would detach the end of thebintestinebwhere it connects to the anus and put a colostomy bag to catch all the fecal matter so it wont go into the bloodstream.
Once surgery was over the surgeon and his team took Baby Alexander back to the ICU and procedeed to mommy and daddy. Their the surgeon and his team advised mommy and daddy that Baby Alexander was in critical condition and was fighting for his life. Surgeon advised mommy and daddy that the surgery was as he suspected. That the large intestine had ruptured and baby had lots of fecal matter in his stomach and he was really happy that they had done the surgery when they did because baby was really sick and was not doing good inside mommies stomach.
As they did surgery doctor described it as if a "bomb" had exploded inside Baby Alexander's stomach. He was able to perform the surgery and his team was able to revive the baby when baby alexander had past away during the surgery. Baby alexander was fighting for his life minute by minute during surgery!
Baby alexander is now stabble but is still in critical condition and is in intensive care and watch. Doctor says baby is 300 times more better then when he first came into to this world! Doctor says baby will most likely be in the ICU for 7 weeks until baby completes his 40 week term. We will be living in portland and will be assited and the Ronald Mcdonald housing until baby is here in Portland. We are asking for your help to raise money for Baby Alexander's Medical fund. It is really hard to ask people for money but when a time like this it is also critical to ask for help when in need. Anything will help we really appreciate your time and assitance! From Francisco Mendez and Maria Mendez!