Welcome to the Fundraising Page of Natalie Rose
Natalie Rose was born May 19th, 2017. Natalie came 10 weeks premature, suffering from a serious and often fatal condition called HYDROPS (fluid build-up in multiple organs), and SVT (rapid, irregular heartbeat). Natalie passed away on August 15th peacefully in the arms of her mom and dad. She fought hard for nearly 3 months, with Hollie and Adam at her bedside night and day. We thank you for your prayers, your love and your support.
Donations are being accepted for Hollie, Adam, Ben and Natalie.
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Update on Natalie Rose
Our darling daughter Natalie is really struggling and fighting each moment for her life. Yesterday she was quite near death. She is in acute respiratory failure and has a severe infection. She was on maximum oxygen, maximum ventilator settings, and still having very toxic levels of CO2 building up in her blood and her heart rate was dropping and dropping and rhythm becoming more and more erratic. We were told initially that there was nothing else that could be done for her...and we were saying goodbye and watching her struggle. We were told that there was one more treatment but she wouldn't be a good candidate for it due to her heart condition. However, after further consultation, cardiology felt that they could control her heart rate and we opted to start her on ECMO. Catheters have been placed in her jugular and some other major vein or artery in the neck, and all of her blood is
being pumped outside of her body by a machine. It is artificially oxygenated, CO2 ventilated, and warmed...and then cycled back into her. It is essentially an artificial lung and heart. The hope is that this will allow her lungs to rest so they can heal, and once she fights the infection away, we can wean her back onto a ventilator and eventually back to where she was before she got sick. It is a temporary bridge, not something she can stay on for an extended period of time and comes with high risk (stroke, blood clots, brain bleeds, death), but the possible benefit of life outweighs those risks as she will surely die without this effort. She has chronic lung disease among many other health conditions as you know, so we will still have ongoing challenges. But, this will hopefully save her life. She has been on life support for some time, and this is truly a last resort, final line of
support that can be offered to her. The rest is up to God, and to Natalie to fight. The hospital has offered us a private room her in the NICU where we can sleep right across the hall from her. Yesterday was incredibly traumatic. Adam and I are exhausted and full of fear and anxiety, but we are together and supporting each other. Natalie is stable on the ECMO system and we are at her bedside with hands on her body every moment. Thank you to everyone that has been praying and sending love and hope. She needs it more than ever over the next 2 weeks. She needs to show response to the antibiotic over the next couple of days, and needs to be able to tolerate some weaning from ECMO over the next couple weeks. Otherwise...we will have to let her go. We love you all and we know how much you love Natalie. Please feel free to share this post with anyone with whom you feel inclined...God needs
to hear us!
Hollie, Adam, Benjamin, and sweet
Natalie Rose Maiberger
by Sarah Burton on Fri, Aug 04, 2017 @ 2:26 PM
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