Funds for baby Jia's major operation.
To all kind hearted who are reading this, there is no words can explain how much pain it is for a parents to see our daughter in so much pain whenever a nurse gets a sample of blood, inject a medicine, run through alot of tests, see her cry when she's hungry but not allowed to be fed yet and only leaning onto a simple pacifier to pacify her hungriness.
She is Jiamae Vircel T. Cabardo. A daughter of mine together with my husband John Gerver I. Cabardo. She was born August 6, 2019 at lying in clinic located at Malabon City. A healthy 2.5kg baby girl, Pre-term baby 35 weeks 6/7. After giving birth to my daughter our OB-GYNE look after our daughter to check if she is in a good condition since she was premature at that time. We was told that she needs to stay 24hrs in a nursery room for observation like what normal new born babies did. While in the nursery room our OB-GYNE notice that our dear Jia keeps on crying and crying and whenever she's xrying she's turning dark, so I fetch her and try to feed but after feeding she keeps on vomiting. Our OB said maybe because of her cough thats why she is vomiting. But everytime I fed her she keeps on vomiting. So our OB refer us to a Pedia Doctor. We consult to Philippine Children Medical Center so the residence doctor test her blood (CBC) and the result is normal so we sent home at the 1st day of life. At the 2nd day, we observe me her again, i tried to fed her again but it just the same, she still keeps on vomiting. On the 3rd day around 5 in the morning our dear Jia keeps on crying non stop so i decided to fed her again but still her vomiting as well is non stop until she became dark and lost conciousness that's why we urgently run to the nearest hospital. So the nurses and doctor run a test like x-ray. They saw some abnormalities in her esophagus, they explain that her air passage and the food passage is not fully develop that's why if we feed her she just keeps on vomiting and some of the milk goes through her lungs that cause her to have pnuemonia. After that they check her body and found out that she dont have a hole on her butt. As a mother when we find out the situation of course it pains me a lot especailly when the doctor said that she need an operation ASAP, we decided to gone through operation even without money at all, but the problem is the hospital can't perform the operation because there is no enough equipments to perform operation. They referred us to a bigger hospital which is in Philippine General Hospital also known as (PGH). When we are in PGH, they run a lot of test and find out the same result, the doctor also said that we need to perform operation ASAP because definitely she is not eating any food until the 3rd day of life, but they want us to prepare a huge amount of money. We borrowed money just to save the life of our little angel. But still it's not enough because there is a lot of test that still needs to monitor.
The doctor diagnosis is Esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula, tube gastrostomy, double barrel sigmoid colostomy, cervical esphagostomy and pnuemonia.
Before they perform operation they need to check her heart and lungs if she is capable to perform the major operation, her heart is okay but sad to say she is only allowed to perform minor operation like first aid to feed her and for her to poop because of her pnuemonia and her kilogram. So the doctor explain that they will put tube on her tummy to feed her, another tube to her neck so that her saliva will not go to her lungs, and they will put her stoma on her tummy as well temporarily for her to poop. We decided to perform the minor first aid operation for our daughter to live, so they decided to perform operation on the 6th day of life dated August 12, 2019.
After 6 hours in operating room, the operation is successful. But she still needs to monitor 24hrs in recovery room. That is the time that it her doctors talk to us regarding her 2nd operation. We need our daughter to gain weight until 6mos to perform the 2nd operation for her to live like a normal kid.
As a mother, of course I want my child to live like a normal one. I want her to eat like a normal kid as well, to poop in her butt not in her tummy to drink milk and water through her mouth not in the tube. Whenever I see how hard for her to drink her milk since we just feed her in the tube and ofcourse there is a certain measure and time when will she eat. And as time pass by my heart is crying for her. Especially that her condition right now is infectious because of her open wounds. That's why we decided to ask for help not only for her 2nd operation and to her daily maintenance as well, because we can't afford to buy some stuffs like colostomy bags for her stoma and gauze for her wounds and to pay her hosital bills and doctor's fee on her major operation.
I hope we could all put up and give this little one a hope to live on and grow up as a normal kid.
I hope, parents like me would understand me and understand the pain that we are going through right now.
Please help us save our little angel.
For donations here's our bank account.
Cherissa Mae T. Cabardo
BDO (Banco De Oro)
Thank you and Godbless!