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Stratford Family Sets Up GoFundMe Page For Preemie Baby, Sick Mom

Family and friends of Baby Luke who was born 10 weeks early, but came home this week, have set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with medical expenses. Photo Credit: GoFundMe
Brittany and Luke Lohnes of Stratford are facing high medical bills after their baby was born 10 weeks early and she suffered respiratory failure. Photo Credit: GoFundMe

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Baby Luke of Stratford, who was delivered 10 weeks early after his mother was diagnosed with double pneumonia and placed in a medically induced coma, is finally home. 

Unfortunately, his mother, Brittany Lohnes is still hospitalized, according to News 12 Connecticut. 

Luke was delivered by cesarean section on March 12 and weighed only 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Since then, he has gained 2 pounds and was able to come home on Wednesday, April 13, News 12 said. HIs father, Luke Lohnes, is thrilled, but is worried about covering the thousands of dollars of medical bills.

To help, friends and family have set-up a GoFundMe page for donations. Brittany, who still has a long road ahead of her, will be moved to Yale-New Haven Hospital so that she will be closer to home and under the care of a pulmonologist who specializes in Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

Five weeks since Luke's birth, and Brittany is still in critical condition. 

"Her lungs are badly damaged and they are going to take a very, very long time to recover," the GoFundMe page says. "She is breathing more on her own but it is not easy for her." 

Click here to read the News 12 Connecticut story.

Click here to make a donation to this Stratford family on the GoFundMe page.

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