Can you remember how you felt when you first learned you will be having another child? A new member of the family! Another bundle, another baby that will complete your family. Mye, though her pregnancy was unexpected, was filled with joy and excitement,specially that they will be having a baby boy! A prince, her two princess have long wished for…
Last December 27, the prince arrived! To say Mye’s family was overjoyed is an understatement! But their joy soon turned into worries when they learned about Alphonse heart condition:
Early morning, I got a visit from my anesthesiologist, my OB-Gyne and the Pediatrician. They went straight to inform me about the bad news. My baby has a hole in his heart chambers and that it needs to be checked by a Pedia Cardiologist. It was such a devastating news. What did my baby do to deserve such an illness? He is so tiny and fragile and he had just arrived in our lives. I kept on crying and I can’t bring myself to stop. It is so heartbreaking.
The next doctor who came into my room was the Pedia Cardiologist and he confirmed the illness of my son. He has Tetralogy of Fallot. He further explained that there is a hole between his bottom heart chambers causing him to lack enough oxygen supply to his lungs. It was the reason why he wasn’t crying. It was as if my son understands that the further he cries, the more stressful it will be for his heart.
The doctor was very kind and told us that even though it happened to him at this stage, this illness is curable by surgery. Yes, my little boy will have to undergo an open heart surgery to survive this illness. He needs to have it at 6 weeks old, the earliest but no more than 3 months or he will not make it. He told us how much the surgery will cost and what do we need to prepare. We will need roughly $12,500 for the surgery alone. It was another shocking news but deep in our hearts, we knew there is hope. We are not wealthy and we need to get that amount in a month so we can schedule our baby’s surgery and free him from this very stressful and scary condition.
Alphonse is fighting and as a family, we want to fight with him.
Let us help Alphonse and his family fight.. I know that with your big heart, this little boy’s heart will be saved!
We can help them in so many ways:
Mye have a digital scrapbook store at Pixels & Company. You can purchase her digital products to help her raise the money needed for the operation.
Mye is also a blog designer. You can avail of her blog design services to help her. Check out My Creative Zone for all the graphic services she is offering as well as the rates. If you are interested, you may place your order through HERE.
You can also donate directly to Mye (paypal address is [email protected])
Purchase a link from us ($5 for every link, will be posted in a PR2 blog, together with a 50 word description of your site, personal blogs only, commercial blogs will be charge higher). If interested, kindly fill up this form:
You can also help by spreading the word about this, just copy this blog post or create a new post about Alphonse and ways how people can help his family.
I am unable to help out with money at this time but I want you to know I will be keeping this family in my prayers. My grandson had the same heart problem when he was born over 4 years ago. It was very difficult for us, but he had a shunt put in at 2 weeks old and had his open heart surgery at 9 months old, now at 4 he is doing really great, hope this will give you some hope. Not only did he have Tetralogy of Fallot his father had it and his aunt had it too, back then they didn’t do surgery until they were 2 & 3 years old, even though we were told it is not hereitary that made it hard for us to believe. My grandson had his surgery at The University of Virginia. Prayers for you all.