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A Worthy Cause…

March 19th, 2008

I have not been able to write for a while, and I have not been able to read too many blogs either (I think I am suffering some withdraw symptoms). I wrote a few weeks ago (about 7 weeks ago) about my sister-in-law and her unborn baby. She was put into the hospital, at only 27 weeks. She has a condition known as pre-eclampsia, which has high blood pressure as its major symptom. The doctors thought at the time that she was admitted they were going to have to take the baby, but were able to stave off the birth with medication and bed rest until she reached 34 weeks, which was last Sunday. They decided to deliver the baby on Monday night, but she did not come until yesterday evening. Baby Cheyenne is now in the NICU, where she is on oxygen to help her breathe. We just found out that she has had to be put on a ventilator, instead of just a breathing tube in her nose.

My brother has been working as much as he can, but has had to take off a lot of time over the last 7 weeks to care for his wife and be with her during the frightening time she has been in the hospital. He has exhausted all his “paid time”, but his bosses have been great about letting him continue to take time off to be with his family while they need him. He has had to drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh over and over, and they have had to provide food and other necessities away from home during this period of time. It appears that these conitions will still be present for at least another week, and perhaps longer, depending on how long the baby will have to stay in the hospital. Once my sister-in-law is discharged they will have additional expense in providing accommodations near enough the hospital to be convenient to care for the baby.

We have, in an effort to help with the additional expenses that will obviously not be covered by insurance, set up a paypal account for my brother and sister-in-law. If you would like to help them in this difficult time, by providing a small monetary gift, it would be greatly appreciated. I know that most who read this blog are very generous, and very helpful. That fact has become evident in the recent challenge issued to us all to “write about the good”. If you are able, and willing to help, I know that this is a good cause. This young family will be very thankful for your considerations!



Even if you are not able to help at this time, I ask that you do me a favor. Simply click on the icon at the upper right hand corner of this post to “Digg” it. The more “diggs” it gets, the more people will see it, and have the opportunity to help! Thanks for your help!

4 Responses to “A Worthy Cause…”

  1. Look how cute she is. I hope all goes really well with her and you all are able to raise what is needed.

  2. I second what The Hunter’s wife said. I hope everyone works out.

  3. I can imagine the strain that your brother and his wife are under – I hope things work out well for them and that the little one is ok!

  4. I hope things are better now. I know how hard ill health and hospital stays can be. I will add this to the Community Wednesday post as well. Hopefully that might inspire a few more donations.

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