Archie was born at 27+2 weeks on March 12th. He was diagnosed with a disease called Chronic Lung Disease. Still to this day we are in hospital fighting for Archies life due to this horrible condition he has developed by being premature.
Archie is currently battling pneumonia and has gone back onto the ventilator. The doctors say to us that Archie will not overcome this and he will never come home.
There is a protocol which is used in Nationwide, Ohio that could potentially save his life. The doctors are skeptical as it hasnt been done in the UK before and are telling me no. This protocol has a 96% success rate and is becoming the future of treating babies Archies age with CLD.
Currently our doctors are trying to get Archie to the Bristol Childrens hospital as our doctors are out of there expertise, Archie has outgrown the NICU. Bristol will be the best place for him at the moment to grow but it may not be a miracle.
We have started a GoFundMe page for Archie because for him to have the best possible treatment he needs to go to Nationwide in Ohio. Obviously because the UK and the USA have very different medical ways it will be very very expensive. America have the best facilities for CLD babies like Archie. I know it is asking a lot but it is the only way to give Archie the best go at life possible. Any money that is left or un-used will go to the Plymouth neonatal department and Bristol children’s hospital.
A million dollars is a lot, but seems so small when it comes to saving someone’s life.
We need everyones help to save our little boy, he deserves a future just like everyone else. We cannot let his lungs defeat him.
We thank you from the very bottom of our hearts, it truly means so much to us, and to Archie.