Hi everyone, I'm starting this campaign for my friend Shampoo who badly needs financial assistance. I hope you can help save her premature twins! This Christmas season, we would like to knock gently and humbly on your generous hearts...
You may donate thru paypal account MYTRADING with email address [email protected] .
You have the option to donate to the twins' father's bank account: Dan Michael M. Vicente, Psbank prepaid account #163391007933
Here's the sad story......
"I’m Lanolin, Shampoo as my friends call me. I am 34 years old, a public school teacher in Marikina City. I have a lovinghusband Mykel whom I have been married for eight years and been together for 15 years. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS). Brought by hormonal imbalance, it made me difficult to bear a child. In 2011, a special gift was given to us, thus, a baby boy we named Sab. We live a simple but happy life making every day a learning experience being a parent to our son.
January this year, I had to go back to the treatment of PCOS so as to avoid other possible complication such as diabetes. We just wanted to correct the imbalance in my hormones, that was the plan. But maybe God heard the cry of my heart over the past years and gave us such precious gift we have long been waiting…I got pregnant in March!
When God answers a prayer, He truly grants in His own time, in His own way and in His own design…My whole pregnancy journey was not as easy as I first imagined it would be. There were a lot of trials and complications. I was on my sixth week when we learned that I was having a twins…Yes, twins! Our hearts were filled with joy and excitement! I also couldn’t describe the love we already have for both of them.
However, that time, one of the twins suffered from Bradycardia (very slow beating of the heart). My doctor advised me to go on bed rest for three months, literally I was just on bed during my whole first trimester. I also had to take medications to prevent the threatened abortion. During my fifth month, I was confined in the hospital due to viral infection. That time, my husband and I just kept on praying. I remember my husband said that God gave us the twins because He knows they are precious. He will take good care of them. He will bless them…
On my 25th week, my cervix opened to 2cm and it was 80% dilated. It was obviously not good for the babies. It was way too early to deliver them. Once again, I had to go on bed rest, this time confined in the hospital. I was a service patient at World Citi Medical Center. The plan was to suppress my labor, keep the twins inside at least until 28th weeks. I had series of contractions, I was rushed to the labor room twice for threatened preterm labor. 40ml of pure magnesium, 60 ml diluted in my IV for 10-14 hours…The team of doctors did what was needed to be done to keep the babies safe. Their brains and lungs would have been raptured if I delivered them that early. Eating, bathing, peeing and pooping on bed for more than a month was unimaginably difficult. But I was determined to keep our babies safe. There were times I almost gave up, but seeing my son Sab and my husband Mykel kept me going…Kept us going. The whole thing happening to us was emotionally tiring and financially draining, too. L
It was September 11, 2017 at exactly 11:00pm when I was opened for emergency CS. 11:15pm Severine Margaux “SEV” came out and at 11:19pm Sabria Moira “SAM” followed. I didn’t see them right after they came out as they were immediately rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
Seeing our little angels intubated, very small and pale was really heart-breaking. How could such tiny angels suffer and fight? But God works on an everyday miracle that they are surviving. The twins taught me that every single day is a gift from God. Faith is keeping us together, faith maybe is all that we have now.
The twins were born premature, only 29 weeks and 3 days. They have been confined at the NICU for more than a month now. Due to prematurity, they have to undergo medications and series of lab tests and even blood transfusion. In addition, they were also diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL); a kind of brain damage brought by prematurity which created certain holes in the periventricular part of their brains. The doctor said possible complications could be eye sight disturbances, intellectual impairment or cerebral palsy.
I cannot question God for everything that is happening, because I know He wants me to learn something from all these. I even cannot command Him to spare Sev and Sam from a long term pain and suffering brought by any of the PVL complications. All that I can do is to fervently pray that He continuously show His compassion to us, that He keep on showering His love and blessings to our twins.
Having been in the hospital for more than a month has been emotionally and financially draining for our family. Their medical supplies which we are already purchasing through cash have been eating up a huge part of our daily income. In addition, the hospital bill has raised to an amount which we can no longer afford. But I cannot give up… We cannot give up. Sev and Sam are fighting and so are we.
This is also the main reason that through this site, we would like to humbly seek for your help. Your kindness and generosity areour only hope to have our daughters be discharged from the hospital. May you extend your warm hearts to our twins.
With all the love,