I met Griffin a while back, when he was a tiny but chunky handsome little boy, with the sweetest smile.
He was already showing sings of a big strong boy and we managed to take some wonderfully precious images without the oxygen tubes.
Griffin, who is now 15 months old, was born with pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis (PIG), which is caused by an abnormal accumulation of glycogen in the interstitial space in his lungs, which is where oxygen is exchanged. He also has underdeveloped lungs, or pulmonary hypoplasia. There have been very few reported cases of this combination of conditions, and most have required lung transplants. So, not only is PH rare and difficult to treat, it is usually not the only complication. This battle has been ongoing since his birth but has worsened over the last month as he contracted RSV and Pneumonia. Up until a few days ago, he was fighting for his life in the PICU in a Houston Children’s Hospital with a partially collapsed lung among other complications. (fragment from his GoFundMe.com donation website)
I spoke to Griffin’s mom today and he is now recovering at home but he will continue needing medical attention and this inevitable translates into very very high medical bills.
It breaks my heart to see any of my bunnies go through hard times and although I know Griffin is a strong boy and in my heart I know he will get better soon, I would like to ask you in helping him with your prayers and equally as important, in considering donating any sum you can to help his parents alleviate their medical expenses.
Below you will find a link to his GoFundMe.com website, where you can submit your help. Any little bit counts.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of Griffin’s family,
This was Griffin in his most recent session just before he was admitted to the hospital: