Anderson's Medical Expenses

$15,070 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 294 people in 36 months
Anderson James Gale(AJ) was born to Amber Hanford and Aaron Gale on Labor Day (9/7/2015) at 10:35 am weighing 6 lbs 14.2 ounces. He has a proud big sister named Averie. This little guy and his family are going to have a long road ahead of them as AJ was born with 3 heart defects. He will need a series of 3 heart surgeries. The first surgery will be when he is around 10 days old. His family is currently waiting on results of genetic tests that were done. This will help the Drs know how to proceed. I have been friends with this family for many years and they would do anything they could to help others. I am asking you all to please help them with expenses from Anderson's surgeries as well as help with money for gas cards as they will be traveling from their home in Keystone to Iowa City. If you would rather get them a gas or food card you are welcome to give them to me and I will get them to his family. If you are unable to donate please send prayers and good wishes their way. Thank you so much!
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AJ’s update: Someone’s happy to be home! He’s still not 100%, but he looks far better here where he’s able to rest better and move around more! At this point we’re fighting off something viral, and finishing out a course of antibiotics as well. Praying he’s able to fight it off and we won’t land up back in the hospital again!
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We started our hospital stay with a couple of days in the PICU. We haven’t been in PICU since before we came home for the first time. While it was nice to see some familiar faces, I really would rather just stop by the unit to say “Hi” instead.

Best guess is he’s fighting something viral and respiratory. He had been working hard with his belly to breathe. So hard in fact that he not only was requiring extra o2, but he popped the balloon on his g-tube, making a bit of a mess and causing some fuss. We temporarily replaced it with a smaller one, but peds surgery had to put the right size one back in the next day when all was said and done. Hoping it heals up quickly and we don’t have the issues we used to have after so much action!

He also developed this “cool” bump on his neck that’s in the pictures that’s assumed to be lymph fluids that aren’t draining. Nothing to do for that one right now but wait anyway.

AND, as we celebrated leaving PICU yesterday, his IV infiltrated and he ended up with not only a big fluid filled foot, but had to have the PICU team come back down to poke him again, on the other foot, to get it put back in place.

I had told AJ that the rule was he couldn’t pick up anymore bugs while he was there. Next time I’m going to be more clear that he’s not allowed to pick up anymore bugs OR develop anymore complications!
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Hello all! We have gotten so close to our goal and it’s within reach. As many of you know our little buddy is currently in the hospital. Let’s see if we can pull together and hit this goal while they are there. I know so many of you have done so much and we are all forever grateful!!! Please know that no donation is too small. This little guy incurs many expenses monthly that most of us could not even fathom. If you have a little to spare and want to help reach the last of this goal please do so by donating. I hope you are all having a wonderful week!
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Ambers recent update: Well... someone’s earned himself a trip to Iowa City. I tried telling him that it’s not football season and there’s no home game, but he insisted on having a 103 temp.

He looks so big just hanging out watching the iPad. He’s not my little baby anymore!

We are still waiting for a room for a bit, so far it looks like there is a bit of pneumonia involved - beyond that we’re just waiting for the rest of his labs/cultures and starting antibiotics and fluids...

He hasn’t slept much — 10 pm - 1 am maybe? And even then it was restless. But he’s happy to be sitting in the bed practicing his signs. I’m about ready to crawl in bed with him to nap though!

Praying this is a short and sweet visit and that we don’t pick up any secondary bugs while we’re here!
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Martin L Ahrndt
25 months ago
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Perhaps the reason he has a hard time sleeping is it is too quiet. Hospitals are not know for being quiet, even at the best of times, with all the monitors, nurses checking in, etc. Maybe turn on a radio. Even without the hospital situation it seemed to help my two go to sleep. Martin.

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Tina Buford
25 months ago
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Hey Amber, I'm Tina, and I work for hibu as a Premise Sales Rep in Macon , Ga. I have been following AJ since you subscribed to gofundme. I just wanted you to know that prayers are constant, and I think you are an awesome mother of two adorable children. I cannot possibly imagine how hard this has been for your entire family. Praises for good days, and prayers for bad days.

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Shondra Grant
25 months ago
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Amber, I don't know you personally but I work for hibu. I'm a sales rep in North Carolina. Since the day the message went out to all of us about your situation, I sent a financial support but I have also sent prayers and cried tears with you! I think about you often and I read every single update that is posted. I will not stop praying for all of you! Love and prayers! Shondra Grant

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Denise Foley
36 months ago
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We've posted this on our Facebook page (Irish Philadelphia) and we may have some help for them in terms of lodging. In the meantime, they can check this website someone posted. They do lodging for patients in Philadelphia. http://www.hostsforhospitals.org/website/

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Samantha Stephens
11 months ago
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AJ we hope you reach your fundraising goal soon! So happy we could help in even a small way. Smiles - Sam, Nate, A & E (DotDotSmile Samantha Stephens)

Martin L Ahrndt
25 months ago
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Perhaps the reason he has a hard time sleeping is it is too quiet. Hospitals are not know for being quiet, even at the best of times, with all the monitors, nurses checking in, etc. Maybe turn on a radio. Even without the hospital situation it seemed to help my two go to sleep. Martin.

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Tina Buford
25 months ago
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Hey Amber, I'm Tina, and I work for hibu as a Premise Sales Rep in Macon , Ga. I have been following AJ since you subscribed to gofundme. I just wanted you to know that prayers are constant, and I think you are an awesome mother of two adorable children. I cannot possibly imagine how hard this has been for your entire family. Praises for good days, and prayers for bad days.

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Shondra Grant
25 months ago
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Amber, I don't know you personally but I work for hibu. I'm a sales rep in North Carolina. Since the day the message went out to all of us about your situation, I sent a financial support but I have also sent prayers and cried tears with you! I think about you often and I read every single update that is posted. I will not stop praying for all of you! Love and prayers! Shondra Grant

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Denise Foley
36 months ago
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We've posted this on our Facebook page (Irish Philadelphia) and we may have some help for them in terms of lodging. In the meantime, they can check this website someone posted. They do lodging for patients in Philadelphia. http://www.hostsforhospitals.org/website/

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