Daxton Gage, was born via c-section at 36 weeks. Immediately after he was born, he was taken away to the NICU at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY. due to what we originally thought were breathing issues. After hours of waiting to hear from doctors what was happening with our baby . We received devastating news. Our beautiful baby boy was born with an unexpected congenital heart defect known as transposition of the great arteries. Thanks to the quick thinking doctors & nurses at Pikeville, our son's condition was caught quickly enough to be helped. Within just a few hours of his diagnosis he was then immediately intubated and sent to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. A little over four hours and 200+ miles away from home. Once there Daxton was also diagnosed with bleeding on both sides of his brain. Which, by the grace of God, was later found to have stopped on its own. Daxton is still facing open heart surgery to correct his heart defect and the recovery that comes along with it.
We are raising funds to assist with travel expenses and accommodations to be with Daxton as often as possible during his surgery & recovery process. Any and all funds will go toward being able to travel and stay with our son. Anything that is left over will go toward his long term care/medical expenses. We can't even begin to express how much we appreciate everything you all do. Whether it's donating here, prayers for Daxton, or sending us your stories. All of you are a great source of strength & encouragement for us. Thank you so much!
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