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Hi, my name is Tan Siew Hui. I'm a Malaysian government servant. I followed my husband (Alex Tang Chee Liat) to Tokyo, Japan for a conference on 29th Sep 2017. I was 27 weeks 4 days pregnant that moment and my estimated delivery date was 27th Dec 2017.
Unfortunately, I developed premature/preterm contraction on 1st Oct 2017 and delivered a preterm baby girl (27 weeks 6 days) with a birth weight of a mere 1.02kg. As she was preterm/premature, she required Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admission and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask ventilation.
As she is born in JAPAN near mid autumn, we named her Akira which carry the meaning of an autumn child.
Akira is currently 30 weeks (corrected gestational age). She still requires NICU care and CPAP mask ventilation. The Neonatologists/Paediatricians estimated the total length of stay in NICU to be around 2 and a half months (until she is around 38 weeks of corrected age).
As we are consider a foreigner in Tokyo, Japan the medical costs is extremely high. The estimated total medical expenses for Akira is approximately ¥25 millions (around USD $225'000 or Ringgit Malaysia RM950000). This is way beyond our ability to afford. We did buy travel insurance, sadly, travel insurance doesn't cover childbirth.
We are starting this fund raising campaign in hoping for your kind blessing and donation. We really appreciate everybody's help and support throughout this difficult period of our little baby's life & our life.
For my Malaysian friends, you can directly bank into my Maybank current account 5073 5800 1094. (TAN SIEW HUI)
Hontoni Arigatogozaimasu! Thank you so much!
Home Sweet HomeUpdate posted by SIEW HUI TAN at 07:56 am
The day finally came! Two sisters can finally meet each other face to face and say hello. It's a long awaited 100 days (from 1st Oct to 9th January). An unexpected journey, chaotic start with a happy ending. Everyone much await, Akira is finally home. We waited till all the. . . . .
2 steps forward, 1 step back!Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN at 12:40 pm
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. . . . .
One step forward! Big step indeed!Update posted by SIEW HUI TAN at 04:57 am
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.
1 month old and countingUpdate posted by SIEW HUI TAN at 02:50 pm
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. . . . .
Changing DiaperUpdate posted by SIEW HUI TAN at 12:49 pm
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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