THE MIRACLE BABY
"A baby girl born 25 weeks and weighs 350 grams - so tiny, fragile, and battling for her life to survive."
Our warmest greetings to all!
The pictures shown above is Baby ANGHELICA Y. FABILA at birth. We, Robert Regno Fabila and Queoffe Yupano Fabila are the blessed parents of Anghelica from Banga, Aklan, Philippines. We are newlywed couple with an aspiration of a bright future ahead of us. Unfortunately, 10 days after our wedding, the least we expected, an untoward incident happened and we could say this is the first trial in our married life.
On April 28, 2018, on my 6th month of pregnancy, I was rushed to St. Gabriel Medical Center, Kalibo, Aklan due to continuous bleeding and premature rupture of my amniotic sac (bag of water) that caused leaking of the amniotic fluid. Upon examination, the OB doctor advised me with two (2) options: first, to undergo immediate Caesarian Section operation; and secondly, I must have complete bed rest while regaining the amniotic fluid lost for the baby to survive in my womb.
My husband and I decided for the second option and I was transferred to Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital (public hospital), Kalibo, Aklan for financial reason. During my confinement, I experienced high fever and chills for three (3) days due to infection. To save us (my baby and me) from the danger of infection and even death, a crucial decision was made which opted me for immediate Caesarian Section operation and was successfully done on May 8, 2018.
I have been recuperating well but as for our baby Anghelica born 25 weeks and weighs 350 grams - so tiny, fragile, and battling for her life is under critical condition. Anghelica was rushed to St. Gabriel Medical Center and placed in an incubator at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and requires intensive medical treatment and care.
Being a premature baby, Baby Anghelica faces lots of possible complications due to the fact of extreme low weight, in distress respiratory function, difficulty in feeding, sepsis and skin infection among others.
It is a painstaking experience for us as parents, as well as for Baby Anghelica to undergo the day to day ordeal of survival. According to a viable source, information provided that the survival rate for 25 weeks preemie is between 50 to 80% and the chance of getting permanent disability is 15 to 25%. In spite of this, we are hopeful that our premature baby will survive, becomes healthy and will grow normally without disability.
As the days go by, Baby Anghelica's medical and health condition improves and continues to show remarkable improvements. In fact, as of this date July 28, 2018, she is 975 grams already on her 11th week after her birth (36 weeks). At present, there are three (3) things to consider about her case: 1. she needs to gain more weight, 2. the availability of breast milk for her feeding (I am no longer producing milk), and 3. her tolerance outside the incubator in order for her to adjust and adapt to a new environment. With God's sustaining grace and mercy, we are optimistic that she will surpass the test of adversity that may come along the way.
No doubt that Baby Anghelica is a "Miracle Baby". She is a product of answered prayers of concerned and loving people. We believed with fervent prayers and faith in God has empowered Baby Anghelica to fight for her life. Yes, our miracle baby is a fighter! Please pray for her fast recovery and normal state of health.
Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the NICU Nursing Staff and most especially to the OB/Gyne Doctors - Dr. Geraldine Yeban and Dr. Joy V. Celestino as well as Baby's Pediatrician Dr. Nikki James C. Francisco for giving the best of their capabilities and untiring services for the sake of our dear Baby Anghelica. To them, we are forever grateful.
For over two (2) months in NICU, the hospital administration notified us of the partial hospital bill which nearly reached P300,000.00 excluding doctor's professional fees and medicines incurred outside the hospital. The amount will surely increase to an estimated amount of P550,000.00 when Baby Anghelica will be discharged hopefully by August.
Being a full time housewife (I resigned from my job because of the risk of my pregnancy) and my husband's job is on temporary suspension due to the rehabilitation of Boracay Island, we cannot afford to pay the medical and hospital cost. Likewise, our family can hardly cope up with the huge amount and we are prompted to raise fund for this cause.
We are knocking at the door of your hearts to help us financially. Kindly share your blessings - any amount of donation is highly appreciated. Our trust and confidence are in the Lord; surely He makes things possible and amazingly works in people whom we believed touched by His compassion.
Please feel free to contact us and you may have the option to send your cash donations thru our bank accounts.
Queoffe Y. Fabila -- Contact No. +6399098775194, Banco de Oro Account No. 005580282916
Robert R. Fabila -- Contact No. +6399108411805, Metro bank Account No. 587-3-587-02197-9
Thank you so much and may the good Lord bless the works of your hands, makes you prosperous and successful.
QUEOFFE Y. FABILA & ROBERT R. FABILA