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This fundraiser ended on 06/28/11

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Raising money to pay medical bills for Baby Paul.

Paul has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.
Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or a change in heart muscle structure. It is often associated with inadequate heart pumping or other heart function problems.



Baby Paul is now in the cardiac step down unit at Egleston Childrens Hospital in Atlanta, GA. They are trying different medications, and hoping for the best. I visited this past Saturday, and he was all smiles! I really enjoyed my time with Paul and his mommy, Marina.

Please keep sending prayers for the Davis family! Thank you so much!

A note from John, Paul's Daddy:

First off ,Marina and I wish to thank you all for your comments and prayers the last few days,to say this week has been stressful would be an understatement of epic proportions.Our son was admitted tuesday to the cardiac intensive care unit for cardiomyo...pathy,his heart had swollen to 2 times bigger than normal,and his left ventricle wasn't working properly.Although the immediate danger has passed.Little Paul still has a long way to go,one third of children who contract cardiomyopathy fully recover,the second third stay the same(heart doesnt shrink,ventricles don't start working properly) and meds are used to keep them going,the last third are facing death or a heart transplant.As of yesterdays sonogram we can say his heart has shrunk"a smidge"and his ventricle is working a " smidge" better.now although this is positive,it is not enough to tell us which way he will go.our next sonogram is monday and we are hoping it will be positive as well (at least a smidge).

UPDATE!
6/4/2011 pauls condition has not improved,and his heart
has not shrunk any,he is on 9 meds 4 times a day.we are hoping in time he will recover,but it is too early to tell.he is also not eating as much as he should,we also hope this will change soon.there are some positive things,we are home,and he has grown 2 inches from our last visit
to the pediatrician,our next cardiologist appointment is next week.and hopefully we will get some good news.
thank you all for your prayers and support,and i will update again soon.

UPDATE as of 6/21/2011 from John:

sorry for late post,paul is doing well thanks to extremely high doses of milirone.
tomorrow he goes into for a heart probe to see just how much blood and oxygen he can pump.we are still in discussions for a transplant.but that decision will come this weekend.thank you all for your concern and prayers.

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