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Help Baby Cayden and his family

Hi my name is Cayden. My mom had me at 30 weeks because of congenital defect problems. At my 20-week ultrasound doctors found fluid around my lung and sent my mom to a special doctor. After seeing the special doctor, they called down to Milwaukee to see if they had a doctor in that could do surgery to put a catheter in to buy me some more time. Milwaukee's doctor was going to be out of town until after Memorial Day. The doctor from Milwaukee came back and my mom was already in the hospital because I was having problems with my heart beating right. At 25 weeks the doctor put a catheter into my chest to drain the fluid that gained me another 5 weeks, almost 6 weeks before the fluid started to come back. In the mean time before the fluid started coming back they did a fetal MRI and found that I have a right side diaphragmatic hernia and that my liver is up in my chest. At almost 31 weeks I couldn't handle it inside my mom anymore and they had to deliver me. I am now staying down at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee until I am strong enough to have a surgery to fix the hernia. My mom is staying with me while my dad goes back home to work during the week. I have an older brother and sister who my dad is trying to support as well on just his income. They are starting to struggle being able to have dad keep coming down by me every weekend and being able to pay the bills. The doctors tell my mom I am going to be down here for a very long time and any help my mom and dad could get would be greatly appreciated.
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