Help us through this difficult time on bed rest
Organized by: Shayleen Reed
My name is Shayleen Reed, I was airlifed from burns to the birthing center in bend for preterm labor due to an incompetent cervix at 23 weeks pregnant. They were able to stop my labor with medications and strict bed rest. Unfortunately at 26 weeks they noticed that my cervix had completely effaced and dilated to a 2 causing my bag of water to bulge. I am now 32 weeks, and feel very lucky I've been able to keep my baby in this long, the doctors tell me I've done great but will have a preemie despite my best efforts and prayers. I've now been hospitalized on strict bed rest for 8 weeks, I will be lucky if I can walk by myself when this is over. My other half has taken time off work to help keep me in a good mindset and be here when our baby is born, considering we are 130 miles from home. As if this experience hasn't been stressful enough our car has now broken down, which we badly need fixed before the arrival of our baby. Unfortunately we have already been here a couple months and have used up our savings and other resources we had. No matter what happens now we will still have to be living here for a couple more months, if the baby comes soon it will be in the nicu for awhile and my due date is at the beginning of July. My little family seems to be having a streak of bad luck lately and I'm not usually much of one to ask for help, but I'm asking now. I know lots of people can't afford to help and that's completely understandable, we will be happy with any amount you can give no matter how small. I want to thank anyone and everyone in advance that can help us get through this. Sincerely, thank you, and God bless you.