Continue Emergency Help for the Simpsons
Organized by: Claudine Holt
Claudine Holt via Crowdrise
August 06, 2015
We all know what it's like to be hit with the unexpected...a tire blows, your eyeglasses break, your daughter has a cavity (or three), that dying tree in the back yard seems certain to land on the house unless you pay two month's mortgage to have it removed. But what if the unexpected threatens the life and health of your Wife and unborn child, breaks your heart with the struggle, and seems not to have an end in sight? This is where Steven and Tabetha find themselves, Every day. Steven and Tabetha Simpson, both very hard workers and excellent parents have three beautiful children. A son who is 11, a daughter who is 10 and a brand new baby girl Zoey. From the beginning of Tabetha's pregnancy she began having problems with different illnesses that were beyond the normal 1st trimester pregnancy related issues. These medical problems forced Tabetha to quit her job and never improved enough to return. Then the entire work, financial load was put upon Steven. He began to consume himself with the need to work long over time hours to make up the difference in the loss of Tabetha's wages. The arrival of newest baby Zoey was set for August 25th but as weeks passed, Tabetha's health worsened. At approximately 6 months into her pregnancy she began having severe medical issues which resulted in multiple trips to Doctors and ER Visits. They would treat her with IV solutions for dehydration and send her home. This did not make her any better. The continuation of illnesses required Steven to miss hours and sometimes full days of work as there was no family or friends close enough to be with her and their two children who are home from school for summer break. On June 23rd, Tabetha became extremely ill which required another day of missed work for Steven to take her once again to the hospital. This visit they received some of the worst news two young parents could receive. They admitted Tabetha into the IC area of Labor and Delivery. They ran multiple test continuously on her trying to find the cause of a high fever, constant nausea/vomiting, contractions coming at 30 minute intervals and lasting up to a full minute and a half, weakness, fainting spells, etc. With every test they ran, something came back positive. Finally they ran one more test only to find Tabetha has Staph Infection within her blood system. Antibiotics and other medications are not curing this. The OB Doctors had to call in specialist, still not one Doctor of a large team can pinpoint how or when Tabetha's blood was contaminated. O June 26th they found the amniotic sac was infected. On June 27th, two months premature, Tabetha was rushed into emergency surgery due to hemorrhaging. The placenta had completely separated from her uterus. Baby Zoey's life and Tabetha's was immediately in critical state and Doctor's fear losing both baby and Mama. Baby Zoey was delivered and she remains in NICU. Tabetha is still not out of danger either. Hospitalization could last another two months for both. During these past several months Steven has missed his total allowed 7 days of calling in to his employer and has been told no more days or he will lose his job. The time he spent caring for his Wife and new baby led to the loss of income that is needed to keep this family afloat. The days ahead haven't changed for him as he still has to care for his wife and children and work without missing time. At this time this family needs a bit of compassion and financial help to pay their rent, basic utilities, food, gas to and from hospital and work. Steven has insurance but not nearly enough to pay for all the medical bills piling up by the moment. We are praying this is only temporary and Tabetha and Baby Zoey will soon be cleared of all Blood Staph infections and will be allowed to go home so Steven can get back to his normal work schedule and support of his family. I am asking if anyone could please consider donations to assist this family while in this great time of need it would be greatly appreciated. Prayers are also needed and very welcomed..non-stop. And, if you could also, Please share this Site Link so perhaps others may see and contribute also. Thank you each and every one.