The Abdelkarim Family

Moorhead, MN
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    Name
    Amirah
    Injury/Illness
    Premature Birth

    Amirah was born 15 weeks early on February 27th and has gone through many obstacles. 11 weeks in the NICU so far and counting. She started out at 1 lb 11 oz and her weight dropped after birth to 1 lb 6 oz. Amirah has had infections, two code blue moments, blood in the lungs after ventilator was pull out accidentally, pneumonia, stage 1 ROP. She had an echocardiogram, peptide labs, and x-ray to see if she has plumonary hypertension. So glad to report it came back normal. Yesterday, they did find a small mass in her groin. They did an ultrasound and found her ovary had herniated down out of her abdominal cavity so now they will have to do surgery to correct it.

    She is definitely a fighter, doctors believe she will be hospitalized for a long period of time and now has a chronic care team working with her.  Amirah has been gaining weight is now 5 lbs 6 oz but continues to have respiratory problems.  Serenity, Amirah's mom had to withdraw from her internship to become a social worker and was set to graduate  May 14th but was unable due to the premature birth. This was hard for Serenity. Her time and energy goes to her daughter fighting for her life.

    Amirah's dad works long hours to keep the family financially supported. It's been hard because Serenity ( Amirah's mom) doesn't drive and has had to be up at the hospital alone a lot. Ahmed (Amirah's dad) would love to be able to be there to support his daughter and wife but he has no choice but to work for them to make bills. We are not sure when Amirah will be able to leave the hospital, her respiratory support has stopped her from being able to bottle feed, she has a long road ahead of her to be ready to leave.   After Amirah does leave the hospital she will be in great need for both her parents to be there for her. I am starting this campaign to help them through the rest of her hospital stay and home coming. Ahmed doesn't have PTO so if he takes off work there will be no money coming in and he is the solo provider for his family. Serenity and Ahmed left their apartment early because it wasn't safe for them and ended up having to pay two rent's for three months.  Please, help me help this family be together they been through so much and they need each other to make it through. 

    July 28, 2022
    5 months

    Amirah is now five months old, she still has a lot of mico preemie struggles mainly with her stomach. It's been hard on her mom and dad. Amirah's mom stays home with her and works hard at taking care of her. It hasn't been easy many sleepless nights. Bills have been piling up and all Amirahs dad got was to be home with her for a week.  This family is still struggling to make it. If you're able to help it would be greatly appreciated. 

    June 10, 2022
    Amirahs Home!!❤️

    Amirah went home last night!!!❤️ Her parents are so excited to have her home. Amirahs dad had already been running into problems with his current job. They won't give him even a week off to spend with his daughter who's been hospitalized for the last 102 days. He decide to apply for other jobs and put in his two week notice. Having a baby that eats every 2 1/2 to 3 hours is also hard on one person. Please help donate so this family. An be together. Thank you!!

    June 8, 2022
    Amirah is coming HOME!!!❤️

    Yesterday, Amirah turned 100 days old. She also hit a HUGE MILESTONE they weaned her off of oxygen!!!😮  We were told she will be trialing no oxygen for two days then she will either come home with out oxygen or come home with a low amount of oxygen.  We been busy getting everything ready for her homecoming. Right now we are just hoping we can get more donations to lessen the stress of financials of her dad being able to spend sometime at home supporting his wife and daughter. 

     

    June 6, 2022
    Amirah is doing AWESOME!!!❤️

    Amirah has come such a long way!!! She is now on 1.5 liters of high flow oxygen. She weighs 6 lbs 11.6 oz and is bottle feeding as of a couple days ago. Today we heard they will be getting rid of her NG tube. We are getting closer to Amirah coming home and 6 days away from her actual due date!!! This family really wants to be able to spend a couple weeks together with Amitabh when she gets home from the hospital!! Amirah's dad is hard working man but doesn't get pto at his job. Just looking for help to eliminate financial stress at this time so the focus can be on Amirah!!!❤️

    May 30, 2022
    Surgery went well

    Amirah had surgery on Thursday morning for her herniated ovary. They were able put it back into her abdominal wall. The surgeon also looked attacked other side and found intestines had herniated on the other side and repaired that also. Amirah had a hard time after the surgery and didn't wake up until  about 1 am on Friday morning. We were worried about her cause she was letting the ventilator breathe for her for many hours after the surgery. She finally woke up and was extubated at about 530 am. All weekend she has been pretty fussy but they been giving her Tylenol. We are hoping this little fighter feels better soon. They been trying to wean Amirah down on oxygen so she can learn how to bottle feed. Amirah turned 3 months old on the 27th. She has spent all that time in the NICU we hope she can come home sometime in the next 3 to 8 weeks. ❤️❤️Thank you, for your support for this family!!!

    May 20, 2022
    Covid-19

    Amirahs family is yet facing another challenge. One of their family members is sick with COVID in the house they live in. This has been difficult for Serenity since she is not feeling comfortable going to see Amirah, until she knows for sure she isn't sick since being exposed. Of course keeping Amirah safe from illness is their number one priority. It doesn't mean it's an easy one. This is the longest Amirahs' mom has went without holding her and next week she has surgery. Please pray for this family. 

    The picture was taking on Tuesday the 17th of May, last time Serenity got to hold Amirah. ❤️

    May 18, 2022
    Good news and Bad news

    Amirah's test results came back from the pulmonary hypertension tests, and they were normal. This is such good news!!! The Critical Care Team started working with Amirah this week. Yesterday, when doing an assessment on her they found a mass in her groin. They decided to do an ultrasound to figure out what's going on. They found that Amirahs ovary has herniated into her groin area out of her abdominal wall. Today, we heard from the surgeon and they are planning on doing surgery on Amirah next week. 

    The Critical care team also thinks it's best do do a bronchoscopy to get a good look at Amirahs vocal cords and esophagus and lungs. She doesn't really have a cry and the sound that comes out is quiet and hoarse. They want to see what's cause these problems. 

    This week will be a hard one for this family. Please, keep Amirah in you prayers. Thank you, for caring for this family!!❤️