Baby Grace's 100th day (Aug 28,2018) in NICU , still fighting for all of us.
Thank you Lord for your healing! We still need your support and we hope you could help us.
Up to now, I haven't seen you dear baby. All I knew for now is you are a fighter who gives sunshine to your parent's heart. You may be too early when you were born, but I know that you came just right in time. And upon seeing your picture, I know you are already a gift of love from God.
Hold on baby, fight! Because we will all be waiting for you to grow up. Mommy Gemma is excited to see your bright eyes and sweet smile. Daddy cannot wait to hug you and give you sweet kisses. So hold on tight dear baby, we can't wait to meet you and play with you and hear your tiny laughter.
Dear friends and family, our little baby fighter is ANA GRACIELA, daughter of my dear friend Gemmalyn Hipolito. As of now she is fighting to see her mommy and daddy. CAN WE EXTEND OUR LOVE AND HELPING HANDS TO HER FAMILY?
We are now knocking on your good heart to extend your help for them by donating any amount that can help to lessen the rising hospital bills.
And if you could also share this to your friends who can help on giving.
You can also give your support thru prayers for baby Ana Graciela.
HERE IS THE PERSONAL LETTER FROM MOMMY GEMMA:
Hi I'm mommy Gemma and here is our little fighter Ana Graciela, she is our miracle baby and a gift from God. We've waited for her for almost 11 years and our journey is not that easy, seeing other mommies having big tummy, mommies carrying their own child, crying every time i got my monthly period.
Last 2015 with the grace of God and with a lot of check ups we've been blessed with an Angel, but truly an Angel because she was delivered premature and stayed with us for only 2days. I can still remember the days when she was in the incubator struggling, so very painful for a mother.
Finally, 2 Years passed we were again blessed with another baby (ANA GRACIELA), I can say she is really a miracle and a blessing from God, from the very start we were into medication just to keep her, having immunity problems, confinement and medications due to immune problem. Everyday I thank God for his wonderful blessing specially the days when I started to feel her moving inside my tummy.
On the 22nd week of anomaly scanned we've found out that she has a CPAM, a lung problem where there are masses and liquid in either one of fetal lung, that very moment I can't believe this is happening to us, I can't breath, I can't move my body , I can't even speak , my eyes were flooded in tears, I prayed and said I need to compose my self and I ask the doctor , Why, how, where did we get it, how can we treat my baby, the doctor frankly said sorry we don't have treatment here in our country, all we can do is to monitor and hope there will be no hydrops and complications.
That very day I ask my friends if they know somebody who can help us, they referred me to my OB in Manila. The next week we consulted him, and told us the same thing - to monitor, on the 26th week another frightening news came, the baby scanned showed that she suffered hydrops and we need to take her out that early because she might suffer fetal demise, but there is no guarantee that she will make it because of prematurity and lung problem, we were given steroids shots, while waiting 24 hrs to effect, my OB and other doctors finally come up with the option to just aspirate the fluid in my baby's lungs while inside my tummy to lessen the size to have the heart move a little back to its position because it was deveated to other side and to resolve the hydrops.
Glory to God because after 5 days scanned showed resolved hydrops, another weeks passed again on the 29th week my water bag broke and I was again rush to the hospital, I was on bed rest monitored for 3 weeks to keep her inside me, and on the 33rd weeks I was again rushed to the hospital and our little fighter was delivered via CS, my life was put also into danger because at the recovery I suffered from strong bleeding and needed blood transfusion due to prematurity our little fighter was immediately put in NICU for ventilation and oxygen.
After 2 days I finally meet my little miracle fighter at the NICU, I could not explain the feeling. Seeing her for the first time is happiness but at the same time heartbreaking because of all the tubes, IV and machines to support her, I could hardly breath seeing her tiny body suffering and fighting, the agony and fear of loosing her like her elder sister. I can't even hold her, but I prayed to God to give me strength and to hold and save my baby, as God is our great healer. After 4 days the doctor talked to us and give us the option to do the operation to remove the big mass in her left lung , he said that Â this is the best option he can give us so that the heart and the remaining lung will not be compromise, also to avoid complications and infections.
At first we were hesitant thinking if her tiny body can make it, how if the operation won't turn out well aside from that fear we are also thinking of financial requirement if we can sustain the long medication,we even ask assistance to friends and relatives and again I ask God to guide us and all will be under his control.
Friday (May 25) the operation was performed and all turn out ok, but after that day our little fighter is having struggle , that is my agony for almost 3 days now, they even change her oxygen monitor into digital machine, put her into sleep to relax her body, she is now into full monitoring and all the machines and modern equipments and medications were given to her, Everyday almost every hour I pray to God to spare me and heal my little fighter we've been into long journey to save and keep her.
Everyday we visit the chapel, we attend mass, I'm pleading God to please heal my baby, to take years of my life to save her, to just give me all her pain and sickness, I will endure it just for my little Ana Graciela. Everyday seeing her alive is a great gift and miracle from God, but still everyday is a long wait and anything might possible to happen, everyday is a day full of thanksgiving.
Also a day of thinking how can we survive the financial requirement to meet the hospital bills , I know with the help and support of our families, friends and other people with kind heart we can make this journey easy, a journey full of hope and faith , a journey of our family and a little miracle fighter Ana Graciela, please include our Ana Graciela in your daily prayers for her complete healing and recovery, in Jesus name.
Thank you Allan, Gemma and Ana Graciela
You can also direct your help to Mommy Gemma's bank account:
BPI Savings account:
0386 562314 - GEMMALYN HIPOLITO