Medical Fundraiser for my little fighter Baby Seth. A preemie baby. Born last March 4, 2019 at 26 weeks gestational age in Lucena MMG Hospital. Diagnosed with BPD and Hernia, subject for surgical operation.
I call him my little fighter because not all born preemie baby survived due to a lot of complications. The earlier in pregnancy a baby is born, the more likely he is to have health problems. They also may have long-term health problems that can affect their whole lives. My baby undergone Blood Transfusion twice due to his Anemia. Having been exposed to mechanical ventilator for more than a month, he's been dependent to oxygen eversince and diagnosed as BPD or Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). And eventually loss his Collumella due to oxygen pressure (another surgery for the nose). Once discharged, he will go home with Oxygen since he still can not breathe on his own. And since I could no longer afford the long list of charges (due to more than 3 months of stay in NICU or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ) and he is still recovering from the complications of his prematurity, I decided not to consent the Hernia operation procedure for now. Praying that no complications will arise while waiting for the operation.
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). This is a lung condition that can develop in premature babies as well as babies who have treatment with a breathing machine. Babies with BPD sometimes develop fluid in the lungs, scarring and lung damage.
- An inguinal hernia is a bulge or protrusion that is seen or felt in the groin area or the scrotum (for boys). Inguinal hernias occur in boys more frequently than in girls. Infants who are born prematurely are at an increased risk of having an inguinal hernia.
Unlike some umbilical hernias, inguinal hernias will not resolve on their own. Surgery is required to correct the defect and prevent any harm to the hernia contents.
Incarceration of the hernia occurs when the hernia contents (usually the intestine) get trapped in the defect and are unable to go back into the abdomen. An incarcerated hernia will often cause a painful, firm bulge. The blood supply to the incarcerated contents can become compromised (a strangulated hernia), and your child can become very sick.
If your child has signs of an incarcerated hernia, he or she should be brought to the Emergency Department for immediate evaluation by a pediatric surgeon to minimize any damage to the contents of the hernia.
- Columella: The tissue that links the nasal tip to the nasal base, and separates the nares. It is the inferior margin of the nasal septum.
Asking for your kind heart for any simple amount of donation and prayer for my little fighter. The raised fund will be used to cover up the hospital bills and the preparation for his Hernia operation.
His photos and other details will be uploaded very soon.
Sybil L. Maladaga
Proud Single Mom of a Preemie Baby
*If you do not have a paypal account, kindly send your donation to my BDO account with the ff: details below:
BDO Account Number: 006710091650
BDO Account Name: Sybil L. Maladaga
BDO Branch: BDO Gulang-gulang
*for any inquiries you may contact me at +639175546303 or +639777154075