A page set up to provide funds to allow the ongoing care of Oliver at hospital and the Viall family during his stay.
Hi there. On the 2nd of July our wee man Oliver was born. He was born a little bit premmie but after a few days we were allowed to come home. After 4 days Oliver had a seizure, and a bad breath hold and went very floppy. We have been in hospital since, he has had to be resussitated twice (his heart hadn't stopped but he has had to have the breathing done for him) his worst episode took 6 very long minutes for him to come out of. His O2 levels are in constant flux, up down etc. He is undergoing lots and lots of tests and has already been through more hospital experience then most people ever will in his very short life.
My work has been amazing, but they cannot continue to pay me indefinitely, we have burned through our savings pretty quickly with the costs of travel etc. With 4 other kids at home and my lovely wife in hospital with the wee man, I have had to become a stay at home dad. We hate asking for charity but we really need some help. Anything you can spare would make a massive difference. Our wee man is a fighter!
Spent on normal life expenses plus hospital parking and visits etc. Any funds that we do not end up requiring will be donated to starship.
Update on Oliver 7 August 2021
Thank you so much to all of you amazing people, We have no words for your generosity ❤.
Oliver is still in hospital, he has begun to gain weight and is now over his Birth weight which is encouraging.
He is still doing the breath holds and his O2 levels are still unstable requiring him to be on constant O2 flow (in fact they have increased the amount) there is quite clearly something causing him pain and discomfort but at this stage all his tests are not showing anything conclusive. He is having a scope put down into his chest next week to check out his lungs.
Now because of the pressure his little body puts its self under when he breath holds he has developed an umbilical hernia as well.
If no causes can be found then we will start to phase Oliver home, starting with a few hours and building it up. As without answers, he cannot stay in hospital forever. Thain and I are being trained in using the resus equipment and are having our infant CPR skills refreshed and of course are ST JOHN members and, we will have all the O2 equipment at home as well. His full time care will still fall on Thain as he needs constant supervision as he can have an episode at any moment. This is a long road we are on. Thank you all once again for your support. We love you all. Xxxxx