On Sunday, April 15th Amanda and Mark Robert admitted their son, Tyler, to Lehigh Valley Children's Hopsital for severe dehydration. After bloodwork and an overnight stay, the family was then notified that he unfortunately had a severe strain on E. Coli named O157:H7. This strain can cause kidney complications as one recovers. His platelet levels dropped and his kidneys began to develop a sign of concern known as HUS. Late Tuesday evening, after lots of discussions between hospitals, it was determined that the best hospital for Tyler's recovery was Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. So in the middle of the night mommy and Tyler got a ride in an Ambulance down to Philadelphia where he was admitted to the Nephrology Unit. Tyler's hemoglobin levels began to drop and the talk of possible dialysis began, Tyler received a blood transfusion on Thursday Morning to help with his levels. Prayers were answered, as his blood draws on Friday morning showed that he did not need the surgery at that time and will continue to be monitored! Although shortly after the great news, Amanda began to show symptoms of the strand and spent the majority of her day over to University of Pennsylvania to sit in the ER with her Uncle Jim one block away. As the night progressed, Hailey, who was quiet all day (anyone who knows her knows this isn't her), began showing the symptoms also. Grand-mom and Aunt Jess rushed Hailey down to CHOP ER where she met up with daddy. After a long emotional and heart breaking night, Hailey and Tyler are back together sharing a room on the Nephrology Unit with mom sick also. Crossing fingers mark does not begin to show symptoms but it appears he will continue to be the rock for the family by not getting sick! Tyler received a second blood transfusion on Saturday morning and is continuing to be monitored for his hemoglobin levels.
As we all know Amanda and Mark are two people to always help those around them, whether emotionally or physically. This page was created to give back to them what we have all received from them over the years, to support them when no family could ever imagine going through the obstacle they are faced with. With both kids and mom sick this leaves Mark to be the sole caretaker for the family. This is to begin to raise funds for the Robert Family as they encounter different medical expenses for all family members as Amanda and Mark both cannot work to support their family at this time. Even the smallest contribution can help this family!
The family thanks all prayers, donations and support throughout this rough time and appreciate the encouraging words and privacy also.
If you have any questions about other ways to help the family feel free to reach out to Amanda's sister, Jessica for anything.
It is unaware the amount of bills the family will face once all are recovered so any little donation will help the family as they face this rough time.
Thank you all!