We are knocking on your generous hearts to help us save Lucas, by raising enough money for his surgery and medication.
Lucas is only 20 months old and was recently diagnosed with a condition called CPAM (Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation) which we only found out recently (February 21) thru CT Scan. A condition which is relatively rare, affecting about 1 of 25,000 pregnancies, 2nd case in Iloilo.
It only started with a simple cough and fever during the morning. He was tested twice for Dengue and it was negative. XRay was also conducted and his lungs were cleared.
The antibiotics given to him was not doing any good as he was having difficulty in breathing. His parents immediately decided to have him hospitalised because his body was not responding positively and he lost his appetite already. He was latter on diagnosed as Bronchial Asthma in Acute Exacerbation with Pleural Effusion.
The medications were changed, he was given Ceftriaxone for 3days, not much of an improvement; they gave him a higher dose of Piptaz for another 3days, a little improvement was seen with his XRay but it was not yet the sign that he was already okay. Then his doctor advised us to have him CT Scanned.
Both of his lungs is affected by Pneumonia. His lower left lung is affected by the Malformation, while his right upper lung has a sign of Tuberculosis.
Right now, he is taking 3 antibiotics which costs us roughly Php 10,000/day. He is now scheduled for operation on February 27 to remove his entire Left Lower Lobe to avoid reoccurrence of his infection which can lead to Cancer if not immediately treated.
Despite all of these traumatic experience for our lil Lucas, he still remains a strong, jolly and sweet baby, saying Hello and Thanking his nurses whenever they gave him medications.
ANYTHING YOU CAN HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED .
for monetary donations you can deposit thru:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
2839 1899 85
Banco de Oro (BDO)
01084 0000 707