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    Posted December 26, 2013 by
    Houston, Texas
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    Alyssa's Heart

    My daugther is 6 weeks today, she is hospitalized in Houston, Texas. Her life depends on a surgery that was suppose to be done during her first week of life. The surgeons here did'nt do the surgery because of their lack of knowlegde and thought she was still going to die. They gave her 7 days of life and wanted us to disconnect her, but as a mother i couldnt do that. She is'nt on life support she is just under a medication that is helping her live. We did find a surgeon in Boston that is willing to do the surgery, but Texas medicaid is not willing to pay the transportation. I believe it is unfair for my baby to die while there is somebody that is willing to do the surgery. I personally don't have money to pay this big bill. Boston will not accept us unless we pay up and that is impossible. On friday we will be having an ethics meeting. They are now going to give us about a month to have her in comfort care while they slowly take her off the meds. People say i am selfish but i dont believe i am. My baby is a warrior, and has fought for her life all this time. She has life in her eyes , and everytime she squeezes my fingers i feel her desire of living. I know she is a strong baby and wants the opportunity to live, as her mom i must do everything to give her that opportunity. If i knew my daughter had no chance i would let her go, but she does. She has proved their opinions wrong. Their lack of knowledge is the biggest barrier here. I feel this is very unfair. I would like to know what people think and if there is any help out there! i just need to try to give my baby a chance. I have also cought them in a couple of lies, but no lawyer around here wants to help me because they are scared of a case this big. If there is anybody who elieves they can help let me know please. My daughter needs this done as soon as possible. Thank you

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