Little Akira fights for survival

Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN On Nov 22, 2017

After being told and showered with so many good news. They decided to tell us some bad news today.

Due to Akira's prematurity and low birth weight, her eyes was affected by a condition calls ROP (Retinopathy of prematurity). This condition usually affect premature baby less than 30 weeks or birth weight less than 1kg.

Akira fall into the first category. And despite her birth weight was 1.02kg, her weight drop up to 739g (lowest) first few days... that made her high on the list to get this condition.

For the past few weeks, her ROP was mild. Stage 1 based on the international classification of ROP (ICROP), however the examination done yesterday evening showed that her ROP condition progressed to stage 2. If it worsen on the next examination next week, i.e. progress to stage 3, she will need LASER operation.

I would like to urge everyone who's following Akira's condition, who has supported and encouraged us to continue to pray for her. Hopefully she doesn't need to undergo LASER operation.

Thank you so much people! God bless you all!

#littleakirafightsforsurvival
#prayforlittleakira



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Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN On Nov 21, 2017

Finally, after so long await, CPAP was off!!! Now Akira only need nasal prong room air.

Another good news... Akira can be moved to open incubator as her weight is near 1.5kg (1.47kg in exact)
Without the incubator hood, we can hear her voice whenever she makes any noise or yawn. It's definitely a big step forward for us.

Another few more grams then she can be transfer out to GCU. Awaiting that day to come, hopefully soon, very soon.

Thanks everyone who donated, supporting, encouraging and still following up with Akira's status. She can't wait to meet you all! Soon!

#littleakirafightsforsurvival




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Great news! Go..go...Akira! Keep growing big, strong & healthy! XOXO

Lavanya Jay

Update posted by Nov 21

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Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN On Nov 01, 2017

Today, 1st Nov 2017, marked our one month journey with our little fighter Akira.

Our little fighter is really a great survival! She has grown so much since her dramatic weight lost during the first few days period of life (which is normal even for a journal term baby). Her birth weight was 1020g and she dropped till 769g (lowest) on day 4/5.

Ever since then, she has gradually, albeit slow, increasing and gaining weight with only exclusively breast milk feeding (via tube because she still can't suck). She finally break the 1000g record last Friday, and today she is 1088g.

Trial of weaning CPAP started this week. However, she can only tolerate normal breathing for awhile.

Although it's still a long way to go in order to achieve 2500g, totally wean off CPAP and NICU, we know she will definitely make it!

Gambataeneh Akira-chan! Otoshan and Okashan Aishiteru!



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U are fighter... Gambateh akira

Nicole Chiu

Update posted by Nov 20

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keep it up, little fighter!

Sok Mun Siew

Update posted by Nov 14

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Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN On Oct 19, 2017

I was allowed to change diaper for Akira. She is doing good. Gaining about 5 to 10g a day. Passing out good stool. 😀

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