Coins for Baby Callen's Medical Expenses
$2,650 raised
53% of $5k goal
55 contributors
4 Years running
Callen is a 9 month old boy from Petoskey, MI. The last few weeks he has been teething with a vengence and his mom, Nancy, dad, Brandon and big sister, Ali, were doing their best to keep him comfortable through what seemed like regular teething ...

Callen is a 9 month old boy from Petoskey, MI. The last few weeks he has been teething with a vengence and his mom, Nancy, dad, Brandon and big sister, Ali, were doing their best to keep him comfortable through what seemed like regular teething misery.

On Tuesday, October 8, baby Callen took a turn for the worst and mom Nancy too him to their family doctor who immediately sent them to the ER at McLaren Northern Michigan. After poking every extremity to get an IV, they put a "unicorn" iv in the middle of his forehead. He had 3 X-rays and they showed a retro pharyngeal abscess. He was taken to the OR at MLNM where they Intubated him and Aero-Med was called in to airlift him to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids.

He had a CT scan done that night and surgery to drain the abscess and remove his adenoids Thursday. He was extubated Friday morning and we were discharged with oral antibiotics. The family returned home at about 7 PM. At 7:30 the gave him his pain meds and Augmentin. He had a large coughing fit and coughed up a nice surprise. They all snuggled in for the night, happy to be home, and he slept and ate well.

Sunday morning he started getting fussy and was refusing his bottles, and meds. The family left "dinner" on the stove at 3:30 and took him to the ER again. 2 more X-rays showed the abscess returned and again he was taken to OR at MLNM to be intubated and Aero-Med was called again. 

Callen has surgery again to remove the abscess on October 14th and is currently in the hospital recovering from this last surgery. His family is very excited that he was extubated the morning of October 15th and they are finally able to hold him again.

We will continue to post updates on the feed below, or you can check out Callen's facebook suport page at https://www.facebook.com/Coinsforcallen

Both Brandon and Nancy have full time jobs and have been unable to work since Wednesday the 9th of October. The costs of food and lodging in Grand Rapids as well as taking leave from work are adding up and they are also expecting insurance co-pays in the tens of thousands.

Please help support this wonderful family and their beautiful baby boy if you can. We thank you so much for your support.

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