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Dearest friends and family,
We are here once again to seek your prayers and kind assistance as we face yet another obstacle in Ahren's road to full recovery. Let us share with you the battles our brave son fought within the past year.
Nov 2017 - our 4 year old boy was rushed to the ER due to Ruptured Appendicitis.
March 2018 - 4 months after his appendectomy, he started to show signs of intestinal obstruction: abdominal pain and vomitting. He was rushed to the ER again and was confined for observation. A few hours in, his condition declines rapidly with weakened pulse, bloated stomach, and cold clammy extremities. This resulted to an emergency operation that our brave little Ahren faced.
The diagnosis was Hypovolemic shock secondary to mechanical intestinal obstruction (closed loop) s/p appendectomy (Nov 2017). In other terms, one part of his small intestines got twisted causing the blockage. Due to his critical state that requires round-the-clock care, he was transferred to the Pediatric ICU to ensure a safe recovery post operation. There, he was placed on a ventilator for weeks because of his insufficient breathing. It was a slow recovery that lasted almost a month before he was finally discharged from the hospital.
April 2018 - after 2 weeks of being discharged, Ahren experienced yet another recurrence of his symptoms. As recommended by his physician, an Upper GI Series was done last June 2018
June 2018 - Upper GI Series impression was "cannot rule out the possibility of partial small intestinal obstruction".
August 22, 2018 - Ahren was rushed again to the ER due to the same persistent abdominal pain and vomitting. The doctors did a conservative approach and managed the symptoms thru IV fluids and NGT that lasted 11 days.
To date, our little boy is stil in pain, still malnourished. But he keeps on fighting. We sought a second opinion regarding Ahren's deteriorating health. This uncovered another fear - that Ahren would have to undergo surgery once more. His 3rd surgery.
The doctor said the surgery will be amounting roughly 100k to 300k depending on the procedure required. His multiple confinements and 2 surgeries in the past year has caused great financial hardships in our family. We are trying to raise funds now so that Ahren's 3rd surgery could be performed, God allows, as soon as possible at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
As a mother, I am appealing to your kind hearts to help save my dear son Ahren. I know that money can be tight, please know that even just one peso of your hard-earned money would already be a God-sent help for my son. Please help us reach out to others for prayers and financial support.
For those who are willing to help and wanted to send directly to my bank account, here's my BDO account
BDO Bank Account Name : Chelsea E. Lam
BDO Account Number: 001570688808
If you have questions, you may contact me at:
GMAIL : [email protected]
Contact number : 09278193674
Thank you and may God bless us all!
Road to recoveryUpdate posted by Chelsea Ever Juan Lam at 08:29 am
Good day family and friends, last night was Ahren's schedule for operation. We thank God that it was successful, the doctor performed an exploratory laparotomy and to his shock he found out that there was one part of the small intestine that was not connected to another. He then needed