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Miguel was born with a heart condition called Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA) wherein his aorta is connected to the right ventricle, and his pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle. It is the opposite of a normal heart's anatomy. Because of this, there is no oxygen flowing throughout his body.
He is now in ICU in National University Hospital (NUH) where he is recuperating from a distressing heart surgery. His surgery was initially planned on May this year however due to various reasons, it got postponed several times. It was then planned on early September.
However, he got very sick in July with pneumonia and fungal blood infection and was admitted in NUH since July 27. The doctors need to do an emergency open heart surgery on August 15 as he nearly had cardiac arrest that morning.
He had undergone 4 surgeries in his 10 years of life, 3 of which were open heart surgeries. These were when he was 2 months, 2 years and now that he is 10 years old. And will be needing another one in few years time. Each surgeries were emotionally, mentally, physically and financially exhausting. We nearly lose him and he needs to be put into the heart and lung bypass machine (life support) and blood dialysis. His current hospital bill is totalling to 142K SGD as of August 24. Less all the subsidies and medisave, our bill is at 47K SGD and running.
Due to being a congenital condition, unfortunately, there is no insurance that covers this.
Miguel is a very smart and lovely boy. He is a fighter.
We are knocking on your kind heart for assistance. All my family will be extremely grateful for any help. Thank you so much.
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- Mary Ann Espiritu
26 Sept 2018Update posted by Mary Ann Espiritu at 11:26 am
After 61 days in the hospital, Miguel is finally home!My heart is overflowing with gratitude for all our family and friends who never get tired of praying for Miguels healing. Those who gave and provided unparallel support.Our life is so blessed with the most amazing people. Thank you from the
19 Sept 2018Update posted by Mary Ann Espiritu at 01:26 pm
Its been 2 weeks since my last update. Miguel is still in the hospital. He needs to stay for few more weeks. He is still finishing the antifungal medicine together with his other medicines. So far he is stable despite of his potassium and magnessium levels going low. He is
5 Sept 2018 WednesdayUpdate posted by Mary Ann Espiritu at 06:24 pm
Miguel was out of ICU and moved to normal ward since yesterday night. All his stats: heart beart, heart pacing, oxygen saturation, blood pressure are stable and still closely monitored. No more machines except for those used in monitoring his stats.No more tubes or drain on him as well.He had. . . . .
PayNowUpdate posted by Mary Ann Espiritu at 03:39 am
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29 Aug 2018 WednesdayUpdate posted by Mary Ann Espiritu at 03:12 am
Miguel has been off the heart and lung bypass machine since last Friday. The ventilator was taken out on Sunday. He is now with respirator support and medications. He is given antibiotics since he developed fever after the bypass machine was removed. He is still on the anti fungal medication.. . . . .