A Healthy Heart 4 Baby Cohen

For: Cohen Allen
Organizer: Friends of Baby Cohen
of $15,000 goal
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The Story

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. 

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.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Friends of Baby Cohen
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Posted on November 27, 2013 by Friends of Baby Cohen

Plese use the link below to get you directly to the Team Cohen Facebook page! 

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Friends of Baby Cohen
Please Check on Facebook at  Team Cohen for the lastest updates and pictures! 

Posted on October 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. 

Posted on October 6, 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.

Posted on October 2, 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.  

Posted on September 29, 2013 by Friends of Baby Cohen

Posted on September 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. 

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Friends of Baby Cohen

Posted on September 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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