Please help baby Rafa and his family

Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 18, 2019

Sorry for the late update, just came back from the hospital visit. Here's the brief news so far:

Baby Rafa's recent lumbar puncture test revealed that his current antibiotics aren't enough to combat his bacterial meningitis, so he has been given even stronger ones. Currently, his hospital stay has been extended.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 14, 2019

Baby Rafa's oxygen and vomit tube have been taken off. His second lumbar puncture is today, let's all pray for a good result. Keep fighting baby Rafa!

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 13, 2019

Sorry for the late update, still waiting for the pictures from my brother-in-law who was there for the EEG exam of baby Rafa.

Yesterday, july 12 baby Rafa underwent his second EEG procedure. He is still continuing his daily dose of antibiotics. And next week he will have another lumbar puncture procedure, to see if the antibiotics are helping with the bacterial meningitis. Our family and friends continue to pray for baby rafa and we continue to receive the kind donations and sincere prayers from friends and strangers alike. Truly we are grateful and blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people. Many thanks and blessings to you.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 11, 2019

(Baby Rafa during the cranial ultrasound procedure a few days ago, the next day was the lumbar puncture procedure)

The test results of the lumbar puncture procedure came out late last night. It's Bacterial Meningitis.

Bacterial meningitis is inflammation of the meninges due to bacterial invasion. Signs are those of sepsis, CNS irritation (eg, lethargy, seizures, vomiting, irritability [particularly paradoxical irritability], nuchal rigidity, a bulging or full fontanelle), and cranial nerve abnormalities. Diagnosis is by lumbar puncture. Treatment is with antibiotics.

According to my brother-in-law his sepsis is gone now and the doctor said the baby's on anti-convulsion meds. His vomit tube has been taken off now too.

He will undergo EEG later today. Please pray for baby Rafa.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 10, 2019

Baby Rafa will undergo a lumbar puncture procedure. A lumbar puncture is needed to test the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This test may be done to find out if a child has meningitis (a serious infection around the brain). Meningitis may be suspected in a baby with a fever, especially in babies less than one month old.

Baby Rafa has been sleeping a lot and does not like to breastfeed. The nurses are concerned by this.

(Please be okay baby Rafa)

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 10, 2019

Came by at 7 am to see baby Rafa's parents deeply asleep. They just came back from visiting the NICU, they're very tired.

Doctors are still looking for the source of baby Rafa's infection and they're getting a second opinion for the cranial ultrasound done last night. Keep fighting baby Rafa!


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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 09, 2019

July 8: Baby Rafa has a tube in his mouth because he vomits sometimes. The curtains in the nursery intensive care unit (NICU) are mostly closed, so we can only take pictures from the gap. His oxygen intake was increased, the doctor says he breathes a bit too fast.

July 9: Baby Rafa has jaundice again, he's undergoing phototherapy again. Cranial ultrasound (not CT scan anymore) will be done this afternoon.

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Update posted by Jessica Daffon On Jul 09, 2019

Baby Rafa last night, CT scans are supposedly scheduled today. Please pray for him.

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From my and my wife again, we really hope you get the money you need!!

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@Anonymous #2 on July 18, thanks so much for your kind donation!

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@Anonymous on July 18, thank you very much for your kind donation. Many blessings to you!

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@Evelyn Eder your prayers and generosity are much appreciated. Thank you very much, many blessings to you!

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My prayers for this tiny fighter.

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@Jonathan Campbell, please tell your wife many heartfelt thanks as well! Our family is grateful for the donations and well wishes both of you have given us. Many, many thanks and many blessings to you and your family!

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Wife is donating too, hope he gets well! Our thoughts are with you.

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@Jonathan Campbell, yes it is a very scary time but we still go on, hoping for the best. Thank you so much for your very kind donation, for your generosity, and sincerity. Many thanks and blessings to you! 🙏❤

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Posted On Jul 13, 2019

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