Help Baby Sawyer with his medical expenses
$130 raised
1% of $10k goal
2 contributors
3 Years running
Our precious baby boy, Sawyer Barrett Lamb, was born March 28, 2014, at Gilmore Hospital in Amory . What was a very exicting moment quickly turned into the scariest moments of our lives. A few minutes after he was born they realized the was ...

Our precious baby boy, Sawyer Barrett Lamb, was born March 28, 2014, at Gilmore Hospital in Amory . What was a very exciting moment quickly turned into the scariest moments of our lives. A few minutes after he was born they realized the was having trouble breathing. Upon further review it was found that he had a hole in is lung. He was put on oxygen and moved to the NICU. In the NICU, the doctor decided that he needed a blood transfusion.  During the transfusion he was put on the ventilator due to complications. At two days old, the doctor thought it would be best if Sawyer was air lifted to Lebonheur in Memphis, TN. He was in Lebonheur for exactly a week. During that time we found out that his bilirubin was extremely high in addition to the other issues he had. At our last appointment with a pediatric cardiologist it was discovered that on top of all his other health issues, Sawyer has a heart murmur which will require close monitoring as well. Even though my husband and I both work full time and I work part time in addition to that, the medical bills have become overwhelming. Just from Sawyer's week of birth and stay at Lebonheur our portion of his bills that the insurance did not pay is a staggering $13,000. This doesn't cover any future care or visits he will need. It had already been a rough year because I was placed on maternity leave at 34 weeks to try to keep me from going into labor early, since I went into labor at 36 weeks with my first pregnancy. My employer did not offer paid maternity leave. During the first week of my leave, I had a severe stomach virus that caused false labor and dehydration. I was placed in the women's center for observation and fluids. After a few days, I was better and was well enough to drive my 2 year old to daycare. Once we got out of the city limits, a truck turned into my lane and caused me to total my suv. At 38 weeks Sawyer was born via c section, and then the medical issues he had came into play further deteriorating our savings. Not only that, but On Easter Sunday, my mother in law passed away due to cancer. My husband had been by her side non stop the last several days of her life which meant he was not working during that time. The money we had in reserves was barely enough to get us through the time we had to be at Lebonheur with Sawyer and while I was unable to work due to early maternity leave. As if our year didn't present enough obstacles, we also found out this morning that as of the fall my husband's company will be bought out and he may or may not have a job. We do not like asking for help, but we have struggled and tried everything possible to be able to repay these medical bills and just cannot seem to get ahead. We want to be able to give our children a good life without constantly having these debts hanging over our heads for the outstanding medical bills for Sawyer's care. I can assure you if you donate you are not donating to someone not willing to work or pay their bills. My husband works 40-60 hour weeks and stays on call much of the time. I work full time through the week and then part time on the weekend at my mom's restaurant. We have cut corners everywhere we can think of on our outgoing money. We would be eternally grateful for any amount you would pledge to help Sawyer with his medical bills. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and may God bless you!

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