Colton Lee & The Lee Family Medical Fund

$1,165 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 38 months
Christina Deezy  JEFFERSON, GA
On September 26, 2013, our family was given the gift of life, our nephew....Colton Franklin Lee. After his birth, Colton experienced challenges with circulating oxygen through his body and was immediately taken into NICU. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with a condition called "Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in a Newborn" or PPHN. On September 27, 2013, Colton was transferred by helicopter from his birth hospital in Athens, Ga to Augusta, Ga where he has remains in critical care. As Colton's Aunt and Uncle, we thought we could help The Lee family with the mounting medical and travel expenses by creating this page. This will also serve as a vehicle of communication as Colton's health progresses. Thank you for taking the time to view this page and share amongst friends and family. God Bless.....
-TeamColt
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Update 23
Posted by Curtis & Christina Finch
37 months ago
Update October 27

"So I realized it has been a a few days since I put out an update on Colton. He is getting better and is now back off the cannula and breathing on his own. He has really bad reflux, but seems to be keeping his food down nicely over the past few days. Papa and Nama Lee came down today and got to hold him, which was really nice.

We are working with a speech therapist on mouth control, sucking, and all the things he needs to do before he can eat without the tube, but he picks it up a little more each day. We have learned that he really likes the boppy...I think he just likes to sit up and not lay down so much. He is much more alert and likes to be awake more of the time now, which I guess is right now that he is a month old. He has one heck of a grip and is a pretty strong little guy."
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Update 22
Posted by Curtis & Christina Finch
37 months ago
Update October 21

"Ok friends. It has been a pretty crazy weekend. On Friday afternoon, Colton began having issues with his oxygen levels again. They put him back on the RAM cannula and he has been on it since. On Saturday morning, they did another echocardiogram and his heart looked great. All the shunting was gone, meaning the PPHN has passed. That was good news, but it also means something else is behind all the issues he is having. Yesterday, we spoke with the pulmonologist as well as the ENT specialist to setup some tests for today.

Today we did a bronchoscopy to get a clearer picture of his throat, esophagus, and lungs. Then we did a CT scan of his chest and lungs to see if it showed anything. The good news is that both tests showed he is structurally sound. The bad news is that we don't know right now what is causing his issues. We have an upper GI and swallow test scheduled for Wednesday to see if he has issues with reflux or swallowing his food.

Today's test were bittersweet. We are so thankful that he does not have any structural issues with his lungs or throat, but we do not have any answers either. Please continue to pray that we gain insight into the root cause of his issues so we can begin to get little man healed and home!"
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Update 21
Posted by Curtis & Christina Finch
37 months ago
Update October 18

"Colton continues to get stronger every day. He is still breathing on his own and they have increased his feedings almost back to where they were last week. He is still learning how to eat from momma, but gets better at it every time he tries.

We are very thankful for how far he has come and how well he is doing. It is really awesome to see God's healing power in action and a comfort to know He is with our little boy."
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Update 20
Posted by Curtis & Christina Finch
37 months ago
Update October 16

"Colton is officially off the tubes and breathing all by himself. We also tried breast feeding today and it went pretty well.

We still have a ways to go before Jtown, but we are back on track and doing great."
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$1,165 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 14 people in 38 months
Created October 04, 2013
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Anonymous
37 months ago
RJ
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Rebekah Joiner
37 months ago

Team Colton!!!

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Anonymous
37 months ago
JL
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jenna levinson
37 months ago

So sorry to hear about this. You're entire family are in my thoughts.

SR
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Sola Roberts
38 months ago

So thankful that Colton continues to improve and that you are beginning to hold and treat him like a little baby. Love

DJ
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Debbie Joiner
38 months ago
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Elizabeth Carswell
38 months ago
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Sarah Joiner
38 months ago

Love you guys.

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Cynthia Pavey
38 months ago

Praying for Colton's progress! Love you guys❤️

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