Arkin: Little NICU Fighter
Hello everyone, I am Arkin Cuevas, currently 8 months old - if I am still inside Mommy’s tummy but I have to see the world earlier because I am not growing at a normal rate inside mommys womb. My mom needs to go to an emergency CS because of my low heart rate.
I am now on my third week here at NICU currently weighing 950 grams. Mommy and Daddy comes here everyday to see me and take care of me. I love them so much and I want to make them happy but since I am a preemie baby, it’s harder to play with them. Doctor said I need to fight and be strong, to be bigger and healthier to be able to graduate here in NICU. However, that comes with a price tag, everyday gets harder and harder for my parents because they need to settle hospital bills that now sums up to a Half a Million pesos. My hospital expenses are around P20,000-P50,000 everyday. We are not wealthy and have not enough means to afford my growing bill. My dad and mom is trying all the ways that they can so that the support I need here in NICU will continue. If they missed to pay the hospital, the hostpital will stop all the support that I need. I don’t want that to happen as it will make me at risk.
I don’t want to fail this time, my mom has been through a lot. After two miscarriages my mom almost lost of hope of never having a child. But God is still good, He sent me. It gave my parents hope again, and I feel that because I feel their love everyday. My mom has Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APAS) so she needs to get a daily injection of heparin to keep me even though its expensive and sometimes she cant even afford it.My mom has to go through all this test and medication to fight for my life and I want to fight for my parents too! I want to be the son they are longing for since my two older brother did not make it. I want to fulfill the hapiness my parents deserve to have.
I am praying and asking for your good heart to help me make it through. Please help me on my journey to see the world.
From the beating of my fighting heart, Thank you and God bless you - Arkin
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