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Baby Hunter is so strong fighting for his life

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This fund is to help the Moe family with recent medical expenses related to the birth, care, and complicated surgery their newborn baby Hunter underwent yesterday, Saturday March 23rd, 2019.  

Their baby Hunter was born premature at 26 weeks old, 1 lb 14 oz on February 22nd, 2019.  Since his birth, he has been monitored tirelessly at UW Hospital and now Children's Hospital, where they have worked to help his body develop, before he can live without life support. 

A few days ago, Hunter's body took a turn for the worse.  His intestines began failing from a bad infection that went septic, and he has gangrene in his fingers.  

Yesterday, Saturday March 23rd he underwent a complicated surgery to remove most of his intestines, and is currently in critical condition.

Please support Ashley, Tylar and their family as they face huge hospital bills and time away from work.. They have had a rough winter to say the least, as many of you know. Lets help lift the financial burden and help Hunter Heal.. 

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Latest update on Hunter 

Hunter did absolutely amazing in surgery! He has been defying all odds! The surgeons are amazed! So glad that went well.... but we are not at all out of the woods. He is still open, his liver is too swollen for them to close him up, if the swelling of his liver goes down in the next two or three days they will go into surgery again and close him up, if not... they will put some synthetic material as a alternative till they are able to do it the ways it needs to be done.
The next 24 hrs are crucial and the days/weeks after that to come....
The talk with the surgeons was very overwhelming! To say the least! With the days ahead and what the future might or might not hold.
Hunters stay will be a really long time! They said some kids if they make it are in here up to two years! Some not that long but still quite sometime. Hunter is currently the sickest baby in the NICU but God is working mega miracles!
Also some other things is he lost blood ( getting more blood) and his potassium is low ( potassium helps the heart run properly) ( getting more potassium as well) and his kidneys are sick, he is also on vanco as he has a infection. His arm is pretty bad, his little fingers we are un sure they can be saved:(
intervention for his arm/hand is going to happen when he is stable, praying the meds help.
His blood pressure is finally stable, they have weaned him off the epinephrine, almost off the dopamine, the Vas not yet.
He is off the JET ( a breathing machine that literally takes breaths for him)
He is on the conventional breathing machine now.
His heart rate is good!
He has a colostomy bag and a tube in his belly to feed him ( TPN ).
This mama has LOTS to learn and some classes to take! I’m going to do everything in my power with God guiding me to help Hunter live his best life❤️ you guys he is SO amazingly strong and fighting and WANTS TO LIVE! If he didn’t he would not be showing us all the amazing things God is doing for him!
I pray for continued strength for Hunter. He has so many opticals to overcome.
I keep hearing the surgeons say IF he makes it home and I hate hearing that and I’m ok with them being honest with me but I get worried and just pray so hard he does come home with us, I told God that if He wants him in heaven with him I understand but please don’t take him from me, I want him here with us too bad! I feel in a fog and I just want the worry and fear to go away, it won’t..... Hunter will always be compromised and my mama anxiety will always be and I’m ok with that... I just pray so hard God wills that he lets him come home with us. I’m just so happy he did good through surgery the longest five hours of my life!

Thank you all so much, I know there’s so much information we got packed with, I just can’t remember it all right now.
Thanks again! You all are so beyond appreciated and loved.
❤️




Latest update 

Update on Hunter.

We met with the NICU doc and the surgeon today.... The doc said as we knew he is still extremely swollen/puffy, he has been in a lot of pain today and it’s killing me watching him trying to cry a few times and can’t and I can’t snuggle him to help make it better.... they have been giving him morphine all day trying to keep him comfortable.
He is leaking fluids around his openings , not much is working to release the fluids ( they are watching him overnight as they have him on more meds to help even more to release fluids as it desperately needs to go)
Tomorrow the surgeon said they have to do surgery for the 4th time in a week... they are going to look how his 18 centimeters of small intestines look ( some weird sick looking green/brown fluid is leaking into his bulb) they are also checking to see how he looks to be sewn shut if more fluid comes out tonight, they are also seeing how they can decrease the swelling and a few other things.
Once again if anyone missed it or forgot he is off all BP meds! He is still on antibiotics for any infection.
His vitals are holding strong and it’s all him you guys ( he is so strong!) nothings helping him right now besides his conventional breathing machine as he really needs it as his left lung is collapsed and so grey:( they keep turning him to see if switching from one side to the other will help release the fluids and pressure. He can’t move so it’s not like he has that option to move his body to get things flowing:(
About his arm / hand it’s looks the teensiest better but unfortunately as of now the tips of his poor little finger tips are not at all looking savable and when they happens they do not remove them they just fall off they said ( uhg)
I’m praying for a MIRACLE in his arm/hand/fingers. I asked the doc how common this is and she said not at all common, it’s rarely seen and he has had every specialist take a look at it and they have tried a few things and nothing is really doing the trick. Breaks my heart!
He is/has been and will continue to receive blood.
They are going to get ready to hook him back up to the dopamine as he has surgery tomorrow, hopefully he will not need it, it’s just Incase.
Prayers please! And thank you all so so very much for everything!

Today is a very very hard day, I did not deal well with things very well today, I literally just am so spent, my heart hurts, I feel numb, I’m super tired, I don’t know how to stop worrying about everything right now, I’m staying my absolute strongest but yeah I’m broken down. Hoping tomorrow will be a little better.... I just want to wake up from this nightmare! We all do.

Prayers for Hunter, he is so strong! ❤️
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I’m sorry I have no time to update as things are completely overwhelming and stressful!
We have our Facebook page where I have months of updates.

Just a brief update -

We have a baby in Seattle Children’s that was born at 26weeks, 1lb, 14oz. He got NEC ( necrotizing entercolitis ) extremely bad! Had to get his large intestine taken out and his small intestine taken out and 5 tiny pieces of that could only be saved and sewn together. He also has two brain bleeds, two heart issues, a lung disease and he lost four fingers. He is extremely compromised and we have been here almost 5 months actually almost 6 cause I was in bed at the UW hospital for 38 days.
We are drowning in debt and I travel back and forth cause we have three other kids... so everything is pulling at us. ( 15 months, 2/12 years and 8 years old) the 15 month old and the 2 1/2 year old were also very preemie and lots of time spent in the hospital with them too.
All of the funds are depleted as my husband was deathly ill from December till mid March and still dealing with things so all the money has gone to when he could not work for over four months and our survival since I was admitted January 22 and till now.... Hunter will need itleast 1-2 more surgeries and will be in here itleast 4 more months and after that we will be making weekly trips to Seattle Children’s as he will need lots of special check ups cause he is in such a state.
Anything would be much appreciated.
Thank you all so much

Ashley
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He is out of surgery.... the surgeons said he did absolutely amazing and needed no bp meds, no extra blood as he did not lose any, they also said they are so proud and impressed with Hunter and he is the most resilient baby he has ever worked on! ( we are so proud of you buddy and God is SO good)
They could not close him up as his liver is too swollen still and he is just very puffy all around, slowly but surely he is losing fluids, they also added another tube just for the help of fluids to leak out of.
Also the gross green/brown fluids that was leaking into his bulb was from his 18 centimeters of his small intestines, it was five small pieces they sewed together and the one closest to the stomach was leaking so the re - sewed it, all ok now.
Not sure when the next surgery will be but he has itleast one or two more. Long long road ahead of us!
He is so amazingly strong! We love you Hunter!
Thank you so so much everyone. I’m know there’s some I forgot so when I can think more I’ll add to this post.
Xo ❤️
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Most recent update from Ashley's facebook - Saturday March 23rd:

Hunter did absolutely amazing in surgery! He has been defying all odds! The surgeons are amazed! So glad that went well.... but we are not at all out of the woods. He is still open, his liver is too swollen for them to close him up, if the swelling of his liver goes down in the next two or three days they will go into surgery again and close him up, if not... they will put some synthetic material as a alternative till they are able to do it the ways it needs to be done. The next 24 hrs are crucial and the days/weeks after that to come.... The talk with the surgeons was very overwhelming! To say the least! With the days ahead and what the future might or might not hold. Hunters stay will be a really long time! They said some kids if they make it are in here up to two years! Some not that long but still quite sometime. Hunter is currently the sickest baby in the NICU but God is working mega miracles! Also some other things is he lost blood ( getting more blood) and his potassium is low ( potassium helps the heart run properly) ( getting more potassium as well) and his kidneys are sick, he is also on vanco as he has a infection. His arm is pretty bad, his little fingers we are un sure they can be saved:( intervention for his arm/hand is going to happen when he is stable, praying the meds help. His blood pressure is finally stable, they have weaned him off the epinephrine, almost off the dopamine, the Vas not yet. He is off the JET ( a breathing machine that literally takes breaths for him) He is on the conventional breathing machine now. His heart rate is good! He has a colostomy bag and a tube in his belly to feed him ( TPN ). This mama has LOTS to learn and some classes to take! I’m going to do everything in my power with God guiding me to help Hunter live his best life❤️ you guys he is SO amazingly strong and fighting and WANTS TO LIVE! If he didn’t he would not be showing us all the amazing things God is doing for him! I pray for continued strength for Hunter. He has so many opticals to overcome. I keep hearing the surgeons say IF he makes it home and I hate hearing that and I’m ok with them being honest with me but I get worried and just pray so hard he does come home with us, I told God that if He wants him in heaven with him I understand but please don’t take him from me, I want him here with us too bad! I feel in a fog and I just want the worry and fear to go away, it won’t..... Hunter will always be compromised and my mama anxiety will always be and I’m ok with that... I just pray so hard God wills that he lets him come home with us. I’m just so happy he did good through surgery the longest five hours of my life!Thank you all so much, I know there’s so much information we got packed with, I just can’t remember it all right now. Thanks again! You all are so beyond appreciated and loved. ❤️
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