Hello, I am Qiana the mother of Isaiah aka Ziggy. As a mother it hurts me to the core of my soul to see my My son Ziggy go from such a happy kid to being a very, very , very sick kid. Ziggy is Special needs and was also born with Prader-Willi Syndrome. On Dec. 27 Ziggy went to the hospital due to an infection possibly to the hardware in in back from the 2 spinal fusions he had a couple years ago, that caused him to have an emergency surgery to remove hardware and treat an infection. After surgery he was tested positive for Covid. Everything went down hill. I was torn to pieces. Prior to this Ziggy had not one symptom. He was the happiest kid ever. Upon being tested positive for Covid He was placed on a ventilator and put in somewhat of a induced Coma. While all of this was happening his back surgery was not complete. His back was still open just bandaged up because he was having to go to the operating room at least twice a week to have procedures done to his spine. Ziggy's lungs collapsed and he also has no movement in his legs. He was already in a wheel chair but could walk with a walker. Now he cant walk at all. He has had another surgery for a trach which he now has but still connected to a ventilator. He still has to go to TICU and then try to get to rehab. He can not come home until he has recovered, which could be months. Due to being on a trach that is still connected to a ventilator I will be unable to transport him back and forward to his doctor appointments, out patient rehab and possibly school I currently don't have the proper vehicle which is a to transport Ziggy. I am no longer able to lift him in my SUV due to my back issues and the trach being hooked to a home ventilator and tubing. Ziggy is in need of a Wheel Chair van and a new chair that will accommodate him and his home ventilator.
I am a MOID Instructional Paraprofessional and between teaching everyday, (yes while my Ziggy is in ICU) teaching from his bedside sometimes, staying at the hospital over night and going back and forward to see about my 13 year old (his brother)I have a lot going on. I thank God everyday for my strength. My faith is at a all time high and I know that God has not brought us this far to leave us. Ziggy is my hero, I love him with all my heart and I know that he will get thru this cause it is all in Gods plan. Ziggy lost his father (my husband) back in 2015 and I promised him I would always be there for him no matter what. THE CORONA VIRUS IS REAL!!! WEARING A MASK IS IMPORTANT!!! NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS WOULD I HAVE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN TO MY CHILD AND I TOOK ALL THE PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP HIS SAFE AND YET THE VIRUS FOUND HIM. I AM NOW AN ADVOCATE FOR WEARING MASK. IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO WEAR YOUR MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND KEEP THOSE HANDS WASHED!! Thank you for reading, sharing and for your donations. We are so appreciative and thankful for your prayers love and support!! Even if you are unable to donate please share.