Last March 28th, 2015, a little bundle of joy came in to my life. Even before she was born, I have already loved her. I named her Sky Kryzt'l Qwynn. Right after she was born, her eyes were already wide open and the first time that we saw each other, she gave me the cutest smile in the whole world.
She was retained in the hospital due to pneumonia and she was under medication for a week. We thought that was the worst we could have encountered within the first year of life. However, we thought wrong.
Roughly around 6 weeks later, her jaundice still hasn't gone away. It was supposed to have disappeared within 2 weeks of life with constant sun bathing. However, hers hasn't. So during one of her vaccination schedules, we also consulted her pediatrician. We were advised to have her admitted to the hospital for tests. Two days later, we were advised to consult with a Gastro, which we did. Then we were advised to consult with a liver expert since the doctor suspected that Sky needed a specialist.
They didn't tell us about their suspicions at first, however, after I talked to one of the doctors attending my Baby Sky, I was informed that she has Biliary Atresia. The doctor told me to have Baby Sky undergo the Kasai Procedure before her second month as this was considered the "Golden Opportunity".
Last June 2015, Baby Sky, being only 2 months old, already underwent a major surgery - Kasai Procedure. She has a lot of tests and it was heart-wrenching seeing her being poked with needles. She wasn't given any milk the day prior to the operation. We prayed and prayed during the operation. I cried and cried until I could not cry any more. I asked my friends to help pray for her (Thank you guys). After the operation, she again was not given any milk and nutrients were just given to her via IV.
She constantly cried and was in a tremendous amount of pain. But she was fighting. I was on the verge of giving up but every time i think about how hard she is fighting for her life, I always renew my strength and hope.
Hospital bills sky-rocketed. Her surgeon and anaesthesioligist's PF alone was already PHP 87,000. Together with the Liver Expert, it went over PHP 100,000. This does not include hospital bills, medication and other expenses.
We were advised to visit the surgeon and the liver specialist every other week. Each visit costs a lot. Her medications costs more.
During our last visit to her surgeon, we were informed that Baby Sky was not responding positively to the operation. Now, her only hope is to have a Liver Transplant. This shattered my world. I thought that the worst has already passed. Now, I have already almost lost the small amount of HOPE that I have left.
The doctor advised us that if we give up due to financial constraints, nobody would think any less of us. But I have to find a way. I CANNOT GIVE UP without even trying.
So here I am. Trying to raise more than PHP 4.3 Million Pesos in less than a year. This baby has brought so much joy in my life and I am not ready to give up OUR fight. In times when I get stressed and when I'm down, she never failed to bring a smile to my face. She "talks" to my with her incoherent babbles and she gives me reason to move forward. Please help me help her. I don't want to lose my Baby Sky. I love her so much!