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Baby Emericks Heart Surgery Fund

$6,450 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 8 months

On Emerick’s 2nd day of life he was diagnosed with a few different Congenital Heart Defects which include a Large VSD, PFO, and PDA as well as a possible Bicuspid Aortic Valve. 

An easy way to understand it is Emerick has 3 large holes in is heart, making it difficult for his little body to function properly.  He gets very sweaty, out of breath and tires very easily which is making it difficult for him to gain weight and grow properly.

At our last doctors appointment we were told that Emerick is now in Congestive Heart Failure.  Results on Emerick's Echocardiogram showed that the left side of his heart is significantly enlarged due to the amount of  blood shunting across the heart through the holes.

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The cardiologist informed us that Emerick will need to have Open Heart Surgery which has been scheduled for this January. 

His surgery will require a minimum week long stay in the PICU at Rocky Mountain Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 


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We understand that you may see this and not be in the position to give financially.
 Our family is incredibly thankful for any and all contributions, whether it be prayer, good thoughts, expressions of support, or a financial contribution to support our little Emerick.  

Another way friends and family can help is to pay it forward to help this campaign get viewed by sending emails, twitter or sharing with friends and family on Facebook. 

No contribution is too small. 

With every donation you will be helping baby Emerick's heart beat strong and be a big part of his success story. 

With much gratitude and love,

The Spellman Family

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Emericks 2nd surgery went well and was successful! We are now home and adjusting back into a routine. We had our first post op follow up with cardiology and it went really well! His incision is healing beautifully, the patches in his little heart are holding well too! We still haven’t been able to get a confirmation about his aortic valve but it is functioning beautifully so we will just continue to monitor it and pray that it stays that way! We are still on some blood pressure medications to help keep his blood pressure under control until his body is able to adjust to the new blood flow he’s getting. Emerick has been very happy and loves playing with his feet, he also just got his first tooth!! We didn’t realize how sick he truly was until now, I think he’s enjoying how good he’s feeling! Mom and dad are very tired as he is up every hour throughout the night, he still needs lots of cuddles and comfort but that’s okay. We are so thankful and happy with the outcome so far and pray that he continues to recover well. Please continue to share our campaign to help us reach our goal, every contribution, prayer and good thoughts are very much appreciated! No gift is too small and every bit helps. Thank you again for everyone’s prayers, gifts, meals, and support we are very thankful! I will post more updates as things progress.
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Emerick is getting ready to go in for a 2nd surgery in about an hour please pray for him, his doctors and mom and dad. The sutures holding his sternum (breast bone) together have either loosened or came apart causing popping and rubbing when he moves, cries, or takes a deep breath. He was in a lot of pain yesterday and it took a while for them to get his pain back under control. Yesterday was by far the most difficult day for all of us, it was so hard to see our baby in so much pain and inconsolable. It completely broke our hearts. Today his pain is better and being managed with stronger pain meds, right now he’s a very happy boy and in good spirits. Thank you again for all your continued prayers we will be doing updates on here through this next surgery.
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Emerick is out of surgery and settling into his room. The surgeons said he did great throughout the surgery and that it looks like they were able to successfully close all of the holes in his heart. They still were unable to confirm if he had a bicuspid aortic valve or not but are pretty sure it is bicuspid instead of tricuspid so we will have to continue to monitor it, however it is functioning normal as of right now which is great news. Now we will just wait for a good and fast recovery and try to make him comfortable. I will keep updating everyone on his progress daily. Thank you again for your continued prayers and support.
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The doctors just let us know that Emerick is now under anesthesia and is doing well. They are going back to start the surgery now. Please lift us all up in prayer including his surgical team. I will update everyone as soon as we know more. Thank you again for all your continued support.
Picture of Emerick just before they took him back for surgery this morning.
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