Ruby Ambrose Medical Expenses

Ruby Ambrose Medical Expenses

From Loribeth Crawford

Additional expenses for Justin and Sarah to be able to focus on baby Ruby without other worries.

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Update #1

12 months ago

It is with deepest regrets that I am here to say that beautiful Ruby Ambrose was born on December 4th at 4:04pm. Sadly, Justin and Sarah only got to see their baby for 6 hours before she passed away. They were finally able to hold her after her passing once she was free from machines and tubes. Ruby will always be remembered and will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

Justin and Sarah are asking that people respect their privacy during this very hard time.

All funds donated to help out will go towards saying goodbye to Ruby. Thank you all very much.

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In April 2020, after 8 months trying to conceive, Justin and Sarah found out they were expecting twins. Sadly, they lost one of the twins shortly after 11 weeks. During an ultrasound at 15 weeks along, they found out that Ruby Ambrose, the surviving twin, had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia.  

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 1 in 5000 live births. Ruby has a right-sided lesion, which is much more rare (10-15%) than a left-sided (85%) lesion. Right CDH has very high mortality and morbidity rates. Those who survive often have impaired cardiac functioning. Hence the need for ECMO (see below).

Ruby will be born by C-section in December at Atlanta Children's Hospital. She will then stay for the duration of her recovery in the NICU. Ruby will be incubated immediately following her birth, and will undergo surgery to try and correct the hernia as soon as she is stable. She will possibly need Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a treatment that uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream of a very ill baby. This system provides heart-lung bypass support outside of the baby's body. It can have serious affects on her brain function and has a high likelihood of death.  

Sarah and Justin will need to travel to and from their home in Fort Benning, GA to Atlanta once Sarah is recovered. The distance between their home and the hospital is 2 hours one way. Ruby could possible spend months in the hospital, and with her chances of survival they want to be there as much as they are able.  

I'm setting up this fund to help with travel expenses. Justin is in the army and currently stationed in Fort Benning. This makes it impossible for them to move closer to Atlanta where Ruby will be. I’d also like this fund to help with any last minute items they will need for her, food, and possibly hotels in case the Ronald McDonald house isn't available. They also have 4 dogs and a special needs cat that may have to be boarded if they’re unable to find someone to care for them while in Atlanta.  

They are already going through an awful situation with sweet Ruby. They should not have to worry about expenses. They are wonderful people who deserve all the help they can get. Please help them to focus their worry on their daughter by donating to or sharing this fund.

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Loribeth Crawford posted a new update:
12 months ago

Update #2

It is with deepest regrets that I am here to say that beautiful Ruby Ambrose was born on December 4th at 4:04pm. Sadly, Justin and Sarah only got to see their baby for 6 hours before she passed away. They were finally able to hold her after her passing once she was free from machines and tubes. Ruby will always be remembered and will forever hold a special place in their hearts.

Justin and Sarah are asking that people respect their privacy during this very hard time.

All funds donated to help out will go towards saying goodbye to Ruby. Thank you all very much.

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