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Tulsa mother relocating to save unborn baby

Posted at 1:58 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 15:06:00-05

Jasmine Clayborn, the pregnant mother whose unborn baby has a condition called Multicystic Kidney Dysplasia, has raised nearly $2,024 of her $2,500 goal for moving costs to Chicago to get the medical attention they need.

Jasmine Clayborn did not want to have to move from Tulsa, but a mother's love for her child will take her just about anywhere.

For Clayborn, it's the daughter she hasn't even met yet.

Clayborn says the doctors tell her fetal Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK) "is a condition that results from the malformation of the kidney during fetal development."

"The kidney consists of irregular cysts of varying sizes that resemble a bunch of grapes. It has no function, and nothing can be done to save this kidney," the post on her GoFundMe reads. "Occasionally the disease affects both kidneys, which is incompatible with life, causing the fetus to be stillborn or to die shortly after birth."

She has found no answers in Oklahoma, saying doctors tell her to carry to 37 weeks and give birth without any intervention.

But, there is some hope.

Clayborn says she has found a care team in Chicago that is willing to help, "but I have to move there with in the next month or so she can be monitored and they can take the proper precautions after she is born," the page reads. "Please help me prepare for a birth and not a funeral."

Clayborn updated 2 Works for You on Thursday to let us know how her situation was progressing.

"I’m actually at the moment still in Chicago at the Children’s Hospital...I met with the medical team to decide what’s going to happen with Kenzli’s care. I won’t be moving to Chicago until the end of December beginning of January," Clayborn says. "Once I move back, every 4 weeks I will receive an MRI, ultrasound, and echocardiogram to make sure the baby is still alive and well. They want to induce me at 37 weeks and see whether she cries or not to access her lung capacity and functionality. Since my ultrasound fluid is low, there comes the worry of whether or not the baby’s lungs have matured and are functioning. If they can stabilize her breathing and her heart, she will be on dialysis for 2 years."

Clayborn goes on to explain, "At that point she will be able to receive a kidney transplant, and will continued to be monitored. So, at this point it’s all about timing."

Clayborn has $2,024 of the $2,500 for moving costs to Chicago, if you would like to help, you can donate here, on her GoFundMe page .

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