Shaylee Ritter was born on March 13, 2015. On April 13, 2015 we were sent to OU Children’s Hospital due to still being jaundiced at 1 month old. She was Diagnosed with Biliary Atresia on April 21, 2015.
Biliary Atresia is where the bile ducts and gallbladder are non existent, collapsed, or non working, Shaylee had neither gallbladder nor bile ducts so her liver couldn’t get rid of the bile. On April 22, 2015 at 5 weeks old, she underwent an 8 hour long surgery to help her liver function better, this was called the Kasai procedure. The Kasai is where they loop a piece of her small intestine to the liver to serve as a bile duct. About a week later we were released to go home, but at 8 weeks old were readmitted again for cholangitis, an infection in the bile ducts.
October 26, 2017
Shaylee has been in and out of the hospital again. She recently became neutropenic which is where her WBC has dropped extremely low causing her to have no immune system. We have got it slightly back up. She’s been placed on the Transplant list in Houston Texas and this is going to and has caused a financial strain on our family. After her Transplant she will be released to the RMH for a month and they charge $25/night. That would be $750 for the month. That’s a month and a half of rent on my home. With me missing work we will not be able to cover that cost plus food and parking($13/day) and we won’t be able to cover our bills at home either. Please consider donating and helping our family in this hard time. Switching Transplant centers has made things very hard, but the Oklahoma Transplant center shut down so we had no choice.
December 11, 2016
Shaylee has been declining over the last several months. Her Liver and Spleen had grown more in size and her cirrhosis has been getting worse. In June she went in for surgery to have a central port placed for when The Call comes for a transplant.
Her PELD score has increased to 29 and hopefully she gets granted the extra exception points to put her score at 33. Any and all donations are accepted. It all helps so much. Thank you in advance!
October 17, 2017
She is a beautiful girl and I am praying for her.
Mary and Darrell Dill
September 25, 2017
Still Praying for you Shaylee, because God is still listening and still in control!
Jerry and Dawn
May 13, 2016
i hope your daughter gets her transplant. she is beautiful. my grand daughter who is 4 also has BA. she had her kasi @ 5 weeks and she is doing good so far.
May 12, 2016
Prayers for this sweet baby. Hoping your transplant goes smoothly and swift recovery. My precious 10 month old great granddaughter has Biliary Atresia.