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Update posted by John Abrena On Mar 12, 2017

We would like to thank you for ALL your support. Prayers, good vibes, financial aids--every little bit helped! Nakadugtong po kayo sa buhay ng anak namin, and we cannot replace that with anything. Uulitin ko lang po, for emphasis: you ALL helped SAVE the life of our son.

It's overwhelming. One minute, we were faced with the very real, very palpable chance of losing a future. Through the Lord's will and all your help, we have changed that course. We cannot thank you all enough.

This page recieved over 14,000 views in the course of 5 days. Such a staggering number! I wanted to thank each person who shared the post personally, but we couldn't keep track anymore. But you guys know who you are. We have been connected to friends, family, people we haven't spoken to in a long time, people we didn't know, people from across the globe--all because of a simple share!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Our worldwide (yes, WORLDWIDE) prayer brigade is amazing. We truly felt the Hands of the Lord moving as each day passed. Gestalt became more bright-eyed and cheerful, more so right after the treatment.

Gestalt is about to leave confinement. He has been cleared by his pediatrician and cardiologist, but will be under strict monitoring throughout his life. KD is not a simple disease that just disappears. Worldwide, statistics show that it is the leading cause of heart failures in adults, and we want to avoid that. Next week, we begin our rounds of 2D echo scans again.

Update posted by John Abrena On Mar 10, 2017

Today, Gestalt will receive his IVIG treatment. IVIG, or intravenous immunogobulin, is the medicine needed to treat Gestalt's inflamed arteries. This is the most critical step in his healing. The medicine should not be given too early nor too late during his illness. Given too early, we may risk failure of treatment. Given too late, it may result in an aneurysm. The "golden period", as referred to by his doctors is from the 7th to 10th day of fever.

Today is Day 8.

We thank everyone who has given prayers, love, and support for our baby boy. We ask for your continued prayers, for baby Gestalt to get through this unscathed.

Update posted by John Abrena On Mar 09, 2017

Gestalt will be undergoing his 2D Echocardiography test this day. 2D Echo will be scanning his heart, check the status of each tissue and artery to know if KD progressed this far. We will know the results as soon as possible, and we will be posting it here.

Please pray for Gestalt.

EDIT as of 4:41PM GMT+8

We have received confirmation about the status of his heart. One of the main arteries doubled the size of the other one, with the right at 0.26 cm and the left at 0.14 cm. He will be proceeding with his treatment tomorrow.

Please do share this page more. As his treatment is ongoing, we plan to be more proactive on attaining the funds needed for his treatments. To those that contributed, we can't thank you enough, really. May God bless us all.

Update posted by John Abrena On Mar 08, 2017

We have been accepting generous help from friends and family members that give funds and share this link. We will be updating this page with Gestalt's status as soon as we here results from the hospital. Thank you for the help everyone, and may God bless us all.