Kompton's Liver Journey
This is Kompton, he is happy, jolly, sweet, and playful but despite of his happiness, he was born with a rare liver disease that affects about 1 in 10,000 babies. Liver diseases are one of the most life threatening and rarest illnesses. These are the probable diagnoses to his disease; it may be one of the following:
1. Biliary Atresia
2. Sclerosing Cholangitis
3. Chronic Liver Disease
Further exploratory procedures such as biopsy, series of abdomen imagings, blood tests, are needed to determine his exact liver problem. We cannot push through yet with his biopsy as Kompton needed to be treated first with his Pneumonia and Ascites (Fluid Retention in his belly). Regardless of which, the only solution to these Liver diseases, given his tender age of 5 months, is Liver Transplant.
At present, Kompton's liver has already signs of deterioration. Liver Transplant is a process wherein the damaged part of the liver will be removed and replaced with a healthy one coming from a donor (which could be any of us, his parents). They will also establish a bile flow to excrete the bile and prevent it from further damaging his liver.
On the other hand, the said major procedure will cost between 3 Million to 5 Million Pesos which can be done in Taiwan, India, and of course here in the Philippines. We are currently having our check ups at The Medical City and the cost does not yet include pre and post treatments/medical expenses.
My friends, I am knocking to your kind hearts to please donate and support our child's medical expenses. We will be putting up series of fund drives to be prepared ahead, as only time and God can tell when will his Liver functions lasts.
Here are our account numbers where you can share your love for Kompton:
Kriska Marie E. Gatdula
Kriska Marie Espiritu
Ralph Philip Gatdula
We will keep you all posted on Kompton's journey to complete healing.
Thank you everyone & God bless,
Kriska & Ralph
For new mothers like me or with upcoming newborns, please always check your baby's stool as it is one of the indicators of Liver disease. It is also best to consult your pedia if your baby experienced jaundice beyond 2 weeks of age. Just Google: Acholic Stool Chart for your reference.
It is better to be informed