Yard sale on Sunday in Troup to help baby Julian Morales.
POSTED: Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:15pm
Troup, Texas — The yard sale benefit for baby Julian will resume Sunday Sept. 8, from Noon - 6 p.m. at 107 S. Mary St. Troup, TX (just off of Troup Hwy)
If you would like to donate to the Morales family, you may do so at any Austin Bank under the "Julian Morales Fund"
Here is a letter written by Julian's Mother, Nadia Morales about her experience with baby Julian's condition:
Julian was born at Mother Francis Hospital July 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM by c-section. As soon as he was born there were problems. He had swallowed maconioum and they had to sucton it out. They let me see my baby for a minute and then they took baby and Dad to the NICU. The nurses came in my room and held my hand. They told me that Julian is really sick, his platelets were in the millions and very rare so they need to fly him to Dallas, that it was an emergency. I cried so much and I was so sick from my surgery I couldn't even go see my baby to say goodbye. Nurses told me as soon as his flight got in they would bring him in the plastic bed where you can just put your hands in the holes to feel my baby. It was 1:30 in the morning when they took Julian to Childrens Hospital in Dallas. At the hospital, he was in the NICU for 15 days. All they could tell my husband was that they have no idea what our baby had; so they were doing all the tests they could. He was on oxgen and he had trouble breathing. He had to have a blood transfusion when he got there. A week went by and they told us what they did know is that he had a heart murmur and SVT. His heart would stop and they would put a bag of ice on Julian's face to get his heart going again. He is on medication, Dijoxin, for the SVT, aform of heart problem. After the 15 days we were sent home because they still did not have the blood work back and they did not have any more answers for us. We were home for a few days and Julian had a Dr appointment in Tyler with his pediatrician. They drew blood and I got a phone call the next day from the nurse saying that Julian's blood was at 7 and should be at 40. They told me to take Julian to the hospital because he was going to need another blood transfusion. We were at the hospital for another three days. Two days later, we went back to Dallas for more blood work. After a few hours of waiting, four doctors came in the room and I noticed they had a box of tissue. My heart felt like it was coming out of my chest. I knew somthing was wrong.They sat down and started talking to my husband and me. They said they finally got the results and that our baby, Julian has been diagnosed with Trisomy 21 Down Syndrome and Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder (TMD). TMD is an abnormal population of cancer cells, leukemia cells which can lead to problems with the liver, something that Julian also has problems with. He may be having a biopsy on his liver after we get the results on Sept 6 and if needed CHEMO will be done. TMD also causes fluid around the heart or lungs and prevent enough blood flow to important organs. With all these problems Julian is such a strong baby, he's a little fighter, our miracle baby. I am very blessed to have him despite his medical problems and am looking foward to a bright future for him