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Birth of our daughter Skylar


May 20, 2016
Our daughter Skylar Jean Allen was born with Trisomy 18. She was born early by cesarean on May 20, 2016 at 7:13 pm. She weighed 3 lbs 8 oz and 17 1/2″ long.

At the time of her birth we didn’t know she has Trisomy 18. We had never even heard of this. Doctors did chromosome test on our baby Skylar. We are waiting for the chromosome test to come back.

We were at Tucson Medical Center and she was submitted to NICU. She had to have blood platelet transfusion due to her platelet count being extremely low.  She has to have blood platelet transfusion due to platelet count being extremely low. 

If she can breathe and eat on her own, we will be able to take her home. If she doesn’t get to that stage she will have to stay NICU till her due date, which would have been June 13th.

After Wednesday we get discharged, and hope my wife can get a room at the Ronald McDonald house and stay their till Skylar is ready to come home. I will be working, and will find time to get back to see my wife, oldest daughter who is 9 yrs old, and our new bundle of joy. Asking for prayers for her to that stage so I can bring her home.


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