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A Healthy Heart 4 Baby Cohen

$13,886raised of $15,000 goal
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Organizer: Friends of Baby Cohen Beneficiary: Cohen Allen

Baby Cohen will need multiple heart surgeries & frequent Dr visit's to Pittsburgh. Expenses mount up, please consider a donation!

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Daily updates and photos are on Facebook at Team Cohen, please check there for the latest information.  Read below for the history of Baby Cohens journey. 
https://m.facebook.com/TeamCohenAllen?id=379605485475720&_rdr

Baby Cohen and his family want to first and foremost thank all who have been sending the family messages of caring, prayers and Love...the support is
heart-moving and just amazing. So many ask what can they do for Baby Cohen, that's simple, keep the positive healing thoughts and prayers coming Baby Cohens way and please Donate what you can to help this beautiful family with the financial challanges that they have already begun to experience. 
 
Baby Cohen was born on September 13, 2013 and shortly after birth, doctors noticed a breathing issue. Cohen was quickly transferred to Conemaugh and treated for underdeveloped lungs and pneumonia. When Cohen was not responding well to the treatment the docotors at Conemaugh decided to do an echocardiogram. Within minutes after starting the echocardiogram the technicians called for multiple doctors. At that point in time Cohens mother Stephanie was notified by the Dr that Cohen had major heart anatomy issues. He was immediately life flighted to Childrens's Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was treated in the neonatal intensive care unit upon arrival and then transferred to the cardio intensive care unit. Another echocardiogram was completed upon arrival and the doctor stated that she could not find his pulmonary arteries. The followoing day the cardiology team ment and discussed that they believe Cohen would need a heart Catheterization to further look at his heart anatomy structure. Cohen underwnet a heart catherization that revealed he had a major heart defect called "Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries.  

Currently Cohen is being treated at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh with the hope to avoid surgery until he is three months of age. Cohen will have to have numerous surgeries in many stages in order to reconstruct the anatomy of his heart. Cohens parents David and Stephanie have been with him at Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh since he was life flighted. Cohen has an older brother Hudson, 5 and an older sister Eliza, 2 at home in Altoona. 
With the complexity of his heart defects makes this a very rare case. The hardest thing baby Cohen and his family will go through in their lives. The miracle that is baby Cohen, fighting for his life is a gift and we gladly accept it as there is no greater gift than a child.

Having the Love and support of family & friends is a blessing. For the challange that lies ahead,  it will "take a village" Let's take the challange and be the village of support and really help baby Cohen's family with the financial Challange by donating now. Any unused donations will go to Ronald McDonald House.
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11/27/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
For the latest updates and photos daily, please visit;

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11/27/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen

Plese use the link below to get you directly to the Team Cohen Facebook page! 
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10/21/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
Please Check on Facebook at  Team Cohen for the lastest updates and pictures! 
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10/11/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
On 10/10 Coehn had a scheduled heart cath. at 7:17pm, Cohen was recovering from his heart cath.Doctors  were able to get a clearer understanding of the bolld flow through his multiple aortic pulmonary collatereal vessels. 2 MAPC's were supplying the right lung with blood or giving the lung dual suppply of blood flow which is causing him to over circulate and robs blood to other organs (the reason his bowel perforated and he contracted NEC). His doctors were able to coil off one of his Colaterals to hopefully stop the over circulation of blood and slow his  breathing to a normal rate which in return burns less calories so he can gain weight and come home. Plan for tonight is to allow him to wake from sedatio and extubate him and see how he breathes on room air. 
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10/06/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
The last few days have been restful days for Cohen, which means calmer days for Mommy and Daddy!  Cohen will be undergoing a Heart Cath early this week to help determine the next course of action. Remember if your on Facebook, find the "Team Cohen" page for the latest updates and photos.  Thank you all for your continued prayers, support and positive thoughts for Cohens health.


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10/02/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
For the most current updates and Pictures, Please find the Page on Facebook that was created called 
Team Cohen  It is easier and more direct to keep that page updated. !  

As Cohens Grandmother, I wish to personally Thank each and every one of you beautiful and generous people for your heartflet donations, words of encouragement and prayers! Without the love and support of so many this would be much more of a difficult journey than it is.  
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09/29/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
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09/26/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen

There was some blood in Baby Cohen's stool last eve,  so they stopped feeding and are treating for Necrotizing Entercolitis.Baby Cohen underwent emergency surgery at 2am, early Thursday mornning to repair small tear's or perforations in his bowel that presented during abdominal x-ray.  They had to remove 1/3 of small & Large intestine. He will have another surgery in a few days to make sure all of the infection and tears are gone. Thankfully there were no cardiac issues while in surgery. Baby Cohen in currently back in his room in the cicu of Childrens hosptial and is under sedation, intubation and resting until the next surgery on Friday or Saturday to complete this procuedre. 
  Please continue to send positive healing thoughts and Prayers to Baby Cohen during his continuted battle. 


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09/23/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
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09/23/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
Morning update.;
Baby Cohen had a great night and his day is already moving in a great direction.  He ate his first bottle by mouth, like a champ! He is also going to be moved to a different floor out of cicu and into Step down cardiac care. If things keep staying stable and feeding is good he could come home this weekend..! Then it's a wait till the first surgery. 
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09/22/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
Sunday 9/22. 
Cohen was taken off the blue treatent light for his bilirubin level and even better still his oxygen saturation level was down and the hood came off too! Freedom for baby Cohen. The best part of this is mommy and daddy and family can hold little Cohen again!  

Pleae check out the beautiful family picture with Smiles on their faces. This is the first time they all got to spend together, what a blessing..

Continued prayers for Cohen's continued healing is appreciated. Remember the goal is to get the breathing stable and slowed so he can breast or bottle feed and even come home for a month or two to grow and get stronger before the first of several open heart surgeries.  
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09/22/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
On Saturday 9/21, I took Cohen's brother and sister ,Hudson and Eliza over to Pittsburgh to Childrens Hospital to see Mommy and Daddy and their new baby brother Cohen. They had not seen mommy since she left to have the baby over a week ago. It was a beautiful and loving feeling, finally seeing & touching my grandson Cohen. 
  He was in treatment under "the hood w a special blue light to treat for jaundice as his bilirubin level was elevated. He could not be held today but I was in his presence and he knew, grandma was here. He held my finger and I touched his cheek and spoke to him. I also played him some calming lullybuys on my Pandora raido into the tent of healing :)
  I look forward to a future visit when I can hold him close and kiss his cheek.

By later last evening Mom and Dad were given hopeful news that his bilirubin level is lower and hopefully in the morning he can lose the blue treatment lights. His breathing still hasnt slowed and the level of oxygen saturation is still way high so the tent which pumps in nitrogen to lower the level is still needed.  Continued Prayers for this little baby boy and his family, Please.  
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  I look forward to a future visit when I can hold him close and kiss his cheek.

By later last evening Mom and Dad were given hopeful news that his bilirubin level is lower and hopefully in the morning he can lose the blue treatment lights. His breathing still hasnt slowed and the level of oxygen saturation is still way high so the tent which pumps in nitrogen to lower the level is still needed.  Continued Prayers for this little baby boy and his family, Please.  ">


09/20/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
Cohen Spent last evening and now today under a "hood" see pic posted in photo section. Nitrogen is pumped in to lower the oxygen level to below the normal level of 21%. Doing this will help lower his blood saturation so his blood doesn;t get congested in his lungs and can disburse throughout his body. Hopefully by doing this his Bp will lower as well as his breathing rate. 

Stephanie writes " I can't hold my boy today so please pray this works! "
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09/20/2013
by Friends of Baby Cohen
Cohen morning update 9/20/13
Cohen did well last eveing. His oxygen saturation levels are lower and closer to goal and his Bp is also closer to goal! His breathing rate is still very high, to high to feed by mouth. Please pray this slows down so he can be more stable and can be moved from the cicu and start the process of healing and growing.  Dr's hope he can become stable enough to nurse or bottle feed and actually go home for a few months to grow and get stronger before the firest open heart surgery to repair the pulmonary valve that is missing. Keep those prayer and positive thoughts of healing coming!

Much Love to you all..
  
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