My grandson Dexter needs major open heart surgery in Great Ormond Street in London in the next 4-6 weeks.
His main issues are:
-Left Pulmonary Artery Sling
-Left Thoracic Hypoplasia
It is a major operation that is only done less than a handful of times a year only being performed in London. Due to COVID restrictions, Mum has to be in the hospital on her own whilst the operation, induced coma and recovery happens which will take about a month. He will also need follow up appointments, operations and overnight stays for the next several months.
The condition Dexter has means his pulmonary artery is wrapped around his windpipe, making it difficult for him to breath when exerting himself, sleeping or doing normal things babies do. Any illness such as a cold renders him back in hospital due to his Airways restricting.
Desperately wanting to be there for his son & wife Rob (dad) will have to find a place as near to the hospital as possible, pay for parking for a month, food for them both and congestion and emissions charges. He will only be able to have a five minute catch up with Danielle (mum) a day if she is able to leave the hospital and no hugs/comforting her.
Without everyone’s help, Danielle will have to take this whole battle in the big city on her own, and Rob won’t be able to see his son or wife for up to a month. Danielle has had to give up her career to care for Dexter, she has never been out of work since she was 15, this fundraiser will help them not have to worry so much about the financial strain they are already under.
Please if anyone out there has any donations to give it would mean the world to our family and you will be helping us get through a very tough time.
Any donation big or small will be much appreciated and you will have our deepest gratitude.
Thank you so much for your help & support.
Any extra funds not used to fund the stay, will be donated to Arrowe Park Hospital Childrens Ward that recently looked after Dexter and family for over a month during his last hospital admission and finally listened to their concerns and acted upon it.
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