I am Vanessa Balmaceda and this is our baby Dwayne Zion, born on May 19, 2019 via normal delivery.
MAY 28 - just 9 days after delivery, baby Zion has shown signs of difficulty in breathing that made us rush him to the hospital.
First findings were Neonatal Pneumonia and jaundice, considering the diagnosis, baby Zion was referred to a Neonatal Specialist and was admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Manila Doctor’s Hospital.
MAY 29 - 11pm his pulse oximeter’s alarm went on signaling that his pulse is fainting.
Seeing him, it was like he’s already exhausted from the things he’s going through. 😭The doctors were called to revive him and I was asked to first step out. My husband and I got very emotional and then we prayed, begging Him to help our little angel. 🙏🏻
Three hours already passed when we were asked to speak with the doctors. Seeing him again after such a terrifying moment, this time linked to several medical apparatus, made me crumble inside. But still, I was very thankful that they were able to revive him.
Our baby Zion is fighting with His help. ☝️
We then spoke to the doctors and we were informed that he is in a critical condition, our little warrior has been diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Disease. He needs to undergo surgery as soon as possible.
Seeing my baby in pain and hearing all this information made me feel like hot and cold water was being poured over me. He’s only days old and already suffering like this 😭
June 3 - Welcome to the Christian World, Dwayne Zion!
We decided to have him baptised.
June 4 - With Lord’s mercy, he’s recovering little by little. He was extubated, the ventilator was no longer needed. A tiny but very good progress for Zion. So proud of our little warrior! 👼🏻
Now, with all our heart, I and my husband Amer, are knocking on your hearts for your generous help.
If you could support our GoFundme by making a donation and sharing it with your friends, we would greatly appreciate it. We know that money can be tight, so please know that any amount that you share can get us closer to our goal for baby Zion’s surgery.
Thank you so much!
Amer M. Haddad
0906 789 3110 — with Vanessa Mae Q. Balmaceda.