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《《《Second Update on Sarah and Artemis 》》》


Sarah has fully recovered from the surgery and Artemis is growing day by day. We went to the Mother and Baby Clinic today (for the last time!) and got confirmation that baby has gained more weight for the third “weigh-in” checkup. She is now 6 pounds and 3 ounces! Her second Pediatric appointment is tomorrow and several more specialty visits are scheduled in the near future, but for the moment, we are very happy and relieved that she is growing well and appears to be a healthy baby. 

We very much appreciate the generosity of all who have helped us these past couple months, and if you have already donated, please do not give anymore money. Our hospital bills are indeed significantly more than we had budgeted for, but over time we will manage. It is difficult and stressful to ask for the charity of our families, friends and strangers, but I will reach out one more time on Artemis' original estimated “Full-Term” birth date,  and try to reach a wider audience of people. If many people are able to give even $5 or $10 dollars, that could make a huge difference to our little family just starting out. 

Thank you everyone, for your kindness and love for Sarah, Artemis and myself. I hope you all have an amazing 2023 with your family and friends! 



Nathan and Sarah and Artemis Weis



《《《 Update on Sarah and Baby Artemis 》》》


Thank you for the continued love and support you have shown our family. I want to give an update now that we are a little over halfway through our hospital adventure at Providence St Vincent. Sarah is recovering well from her emergency C-section surgery and has been discharged home. Artemis is being kept safe and cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She lost a scary amount of weight in those first 5 days, but is now back up to and heavier than her birth weight of 4lbs 2.3oz!!

Artemis is now breathing on her own without machine assistance, and is able to sustain a safe body temperature without the bed needing to be heated. Sarah and I are so relieved and happy that our baby is safe and seems to be improving each day. The doctors and nurses can't give us an exact date, but estimate that in 2-4weeks we will be able to bring Artemis home!

We just want to say thank you to everyone who has reached out with kind words of comfort and support. Thank you to everyone who was able to help us financially with a donation or with food brought by the hospital.  We wish you all the very best, and hope your New Year is a wonderful one! 



Nathan and Sarah and Artemis Weis 



《《《 Original Post Below 》》》

Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider helping my family. I apologize in advance for the long message, but it feels like the ground just dropped out from beneath my family and maybe if I tell our story/situation as best I can, we will have a better chance of weathering this dire storm.

My wife and I have been looking forward to becoming parents for several years now. We had suffered two tragic miscarriages, but were finally able to make it into the second and then the third trimester!! Sadly, this third pregnancy will not be completed without complications either. 

On Thursday (1-05-23) we received a diagnosis of severe Pre-eclampsia at her regularly scheduled check-up appointment just shy of 32 weeks. This entails a lot of uncertainty and quite honestly, I am terrified of dwelling on “worst-case scenarios”. There is so much that can go wrong, and there is so much that will need to happen for our precious child to come into this world healthy and safe. Even after our baby girl is here, there is so much that will need to be done to help her grow and develop into the size of a full-term infant before she can be discharged home with her mother and I. 

Because of the severity of the disease that is Pre-eclampsia, my wife must be kept at the hospital to be monitored and medicated carefully. The skilled and caring clinicians at the hospital she is at are so amazing and wonderful. They are helping to stabilize and maintain the health of Mom and monitor the health and growth of Baby. There will come a time when a threshold is reached and it becomes necessary for delivery to happen quickly. With the uncertainty of Pre-eclampsia, that could be extremely soon or in a few weeks if Mom's health is able to be kept stable. 

We have been dreaming of becoming parents for years now. We have planned and prepared for it, mentally and financially (but that was for a traditional, full-term/no extended stay pregnancy). Both of us are going to have to miss a significant amount of work before AND after baby arrives (a LOT more than we budgeted for). Our hospital expenses, and the care for our pre-term baby in the first few months are going to be monumental.

We would be so very grateful for any financial donation you are capable of making. It will help our little family so much this new year. 


Thank you again so very much,

Nathan and Sarah Weis



Post Script: Sarah and I would like to thank each and every person who is able to help us, whether financially or simply by sharing our situation and fundraiser with others. Please comment or email me with your preference on if you would like an email thank you message, or a physical card in the mail. Please know that it may be a month or more before we can get all the messages written or typed (as we will be very busy with our newborn daughter) but we absolutely want to express our gratitude for your kindness and generosity.

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Nathan Weis

Portland, OR, USA