Last week, a good friend of my husband's and mine woke to find that her six month old baby boy, Jeremy Jr., had gone into cardiac arrest. They called 911 and baby Jeremy's daddy, Jeremy (hereinafter Jer) performed CPR. Jeremy Jr. was recuessitated but lost a lot of oxygen so he has sustained "extensive brain damage" per the MRI he received.
Initially, he needed to be on a ventilator as he was unable to breathe on his own but, now they have removed the tube and Jeremy Jr. is breathing unassisted. He still has a lot of wires and such for various reasons but breathing on his own is a huge accomplishment.
Mom, Alison, has had a few chances to hold him since the removed the vent and last night the hospital called to tell her that they moved baby Jeremy to a different floor! He is out of the PICU!
I have started a GoFundMe (there's a widget in the dooblydo---->) to raise funds for Alison and Jer to help them cover the things that insurance does not which is very difficult to do when they are dealing with lost wages. The last thing they need to worry about is money. Please consider donating, or at least sharing the link: www.gofundme.com/jeremyjr
Please hug your children tight and do not take any of your time with them for granted.