After battling with prolonged jaundiced, which was then thought to be and treated as breast milk jaundice, our precious Saab was just recently diagnosed with Biliary Atresia - a rare, life-threatening liver disease. It was confirmed through MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography) that Saab's bile ducts system is underdeveloped, dilated, and almost indistinct causing bile to be trapped inside her liver. If left untreated, this disease would further damage and scar her liver leading to cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure.
We are very fortunate that Saab still doesn't exhibit the severe symptoms of Biliary Atresia like abdominal bloating and internal bleeding. However, we don't want to be complacent as these are bound to happen if preventive medications and proper treatments won't be done. As of date, the only treatment for Biliary Atresia is a liver transplant. Yes, her tiny yet dysfunctional liver would have to replaced by a graft liver from a living donor. We are planning to have the transplant done in India as it costs a lot cheaper and is backed up with high success rate. We are looking forward to having the transplant done the soonest time possible as this disease is a time bomb.
We need to prepare at least 2.5 million pesos for the transplant and the post-transplant procedures. Currently, we are undergoing series of tests and work up to prepare us for the transplant and these cause our savings to slowly deplete.
I, together with my entire family, am knocking onto your kindest hearts to help us finance Saab's liver transplant and post-transplant medications. Hand in hand, let us give her a chance to live longer in this beautiful world. With your help, you will not only save Saab's life but also the lives of the people who love her dearly.
We will be forever indebted to the help you will be extending our family. And though I won't be able to thank you one by one, please know that I will be eternally grateful for you. Your help will definitely make our #DearSaab continuously be the #BraveSaab that she is now.
Also, if it is not too much to ask, please include Saab and the rest of our family in your prayers. We are facing this trial one day at a time and we look forward to the day that Saab will be the one, personally, thanking all of you for the chance of life you gave her.
You may also course your donations through our bank accounts:
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Edgar Medina III
0088 6001 1987
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Thank you so much!