Hi my name is Valerie Clare Setiono
That night I also felt the pain that my mother felt at 1 am because of the sudden contractions she experienced, after being checked at the nearest hospital my mother was referred to a larger hospital at Bali Royal Hospital that was able to handle my mother's case.After an ultrasound examination the doctor advised my mother to be treated, but the next day it turned out that contractions were getting stronger and I was forced to be born early,I was happy to meet my mother faster, I was born with the weight of 650 grams, even though my body was small but I could still be active even though the doctor required me entered the incubator in the NICU room to be treated for 3 months so that I could survive.
My lung condition was not perfect and had to be assisted by a ventilator so that I could breathe, I also had to be helped with medicine for my lungs. I have not been able to drink my mother's breast milk so that my nutritional intake can only be obtained from infusion and also from other medicines.
Today my body is getting yellow, so I have to be treated with UV light treatment. The hospital fee to treat me is 11 million rupiah / day (USD 760/day), and the fee does not include the cost of other actions and the doctor said I had to be treated for 3-4 months.
Only at Bali Royal Hospital I can be handle with a complete NICU tool, but here the costs for my treatment cannot be covered by insurance.
My father and mother tried as hard as possible and to sell our things so that I could survive and my condition could improve.To this day I have not been able to hug my mother, I was only able to hold my mother's finger with this tiny hand through a hole in the incubator.