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Medical Bills for Baby David Pittinaro

Organized by: Rachel Ferebee

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THE STORY:

The Pittinaro Family needs your help.

On February 6th David Pittinaro was taken to the E.R. after throwing up - Amy  (David's Mother) suspected it might be the flu. When they arrived they found out quickly that David was dehydrated and that his blood sugar count was over 600. He was transferred to Presbyterian Hemby's Children Hospital where he was immediately taken to ICU.

He had ketoacidosis which is a condition that you get from extremely high blood sugar and diabetes. He was in critical condition and remained in ICU for 4 days and then stayed another three days in the hospital. David has neo-natal diabetes, a very rare diabetes that occurs one in 400,000 babies. It is similar to Type 1 diabetes - a condition where your body does not make any insulin.

David's sugar must be checked every time he eats and in between whenever the monitor shows highs or lows in his count. Low sugar counts can cause him to have seizures and go into a coma and high counts damage organs and can cause the ketoacidosis which brought him to the hospital in the first place. Both levels can be fatal. At this point David requires 24 hour care that basically must come from his Mother Amy. She cannot return to work until David's condition improves, his levels become more stable and she has a handle on how to care for him. Whomever keeps him must be trained to know what to do to care for him and what to do in case of an emergency. We have learned over the past two weeks that his condition can become critical in a short amount of time.

The medical equipment and supplies that David must have is probably close to $20,000 and the first bill from the hospital was $148,000 for his week long stay. That does not include the doctors, medical equipment, or any future appointments and steps that will need to be taken for this disease. In researching, Amy has learned that Diabetes is one of the most expensive illnesses to treat. At the present time, the insurance company is denying the charges for the insulin pump.

David is a happy and sweet baby. We are all so sad to think of what his little body has to endure. Please help in any way that you can, we are so grateful for your contributions.

$7,605

 

10% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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  • Charlotte Melton

    $50

  • Mel and Dianne Morris

    $50

  • Candace Hulsey

    $100

  • Sarah McPeek

    $15

  • Grant Speed

    $100

  • Courtney Maddox

     

  • Olivia & Caramia

    $100

  • Catherine Carl

    $25

  • Debbie Zengen

    $50

  • Leanne

    $25

  • Rebecca Long

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brittany Lynch and Danny Valverde

     

  • Suzanne

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Olivia Pierce

    $25

  • Johanna E.

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jennifer Ferrel

     

  • Rachel Summerall

     

  • The Lyerly family

     

  • Tom & Lisa Sellers

    $100

  • Nancy Juracka

    $50

  • Jennifer Lind

    $25

  • Jamie Merrick

    $25

  • Matt Wells

    $25

  • Baby David Pittinaro

    $100

  • Loren and Katie

    $25

  • David, JoAnna, and Lilah Swan

     

  • Aubrie, Andrew, and Evan Sein

     

  • Celeste and Gordon Curley

    $25

  • Aimee Stafford Carpenter

    $25

  • luke yaeger

    $100

  • Cousin Nan

    $100

  • Phylis Kohn and family

    $25

  • Jim and Tina Santini

    $25

  • The Bakers

    $100

  • Jesse Caldwell

    $100

  • Pat & Jim

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laurie Fiorilli

    $100

  • Dave & Courtenay Smith

    $100

  • Bill and Gloria Reid

    $100

  • Mary LaBranche

    $100

  • Jeanne & Bud Hawkins

    $200

  • Tony and Susan Schiano

    $250

  • Betty Emmerson

    $100

  • DisputeBills.com

    $25

  • Heather Quinlan

    $50

  • Donna Goodrich

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stevie Smith

    $500

  • Chris and Nancy Churchill

    $50

  • Rick and Libby Miller

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Doug and Miranda Daniel

    $100

  • Keith & Gina Moore

    $100

  • Randy Smith

    $50

  • Aubrey

    $1,000

  • Mickey Aberman

    $100

  • Oxana

    $25

  • Art & Julie Fields

     

  • The Relics

     

  • MJ

    $50

  • Julie

    $10

  • Jim and Dean

    $100

  • Teenamerrie

    $100

  • Jay and Leanne Johnston

    $200

  • Rhoda Klarsfeld

    $50

  • Brian & Aimee Carpenter

     

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Organized by

Rachel Ferebee

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Donor Comments

Rhoda Klarsfeld

Rhoda Klarsfeld

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jay and Leanne Johnston

Jay and Leanne Johnston

DONATION: $200

Hope to see you sometime at Belle Acres - take care of yourself too. 2 years ago

Teenamerrie

Teenamerrie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jim and Dean

Jim and Dean

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Julie

Julie

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

MJ

MJ

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Relics

The Relics

2 years ago

Art & Julie Fields

Art & Julie Fields

2 years ago

Oxana

Oxana

DONATION: $25

Really hope this little guy gets better and stronger! 2 years ago

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