Jeff Andrei Las Pinas, the child that I blogged about several months back, is now 9 months old. Baby Je-An has congenital heart and disease and imperforate anus. When he was born, his doctor adviced his parents to make sure that he can have his heart surgery before he reaches 1 year old.
Due to lack of finances, he wasn’t able to have the heart surgery the past months. However, he has been having frequent attacks of congestion and as his grandmother told me, sometimes his breathing stops. Last night Je-An’s mom didn’t sleep well because from time to time she’d wake up to see how her son’s breathing pattern was. They were told that JeAn can’t wait any longer. The operation has to take place as soon as possible which means next week.
Today, his grandmother Olive, my friend Cindy and myself went to a foundation to plan for the baby’s surgery. However, since JeAn’s condition is really weak, he can’t go through the open heart surgery instead, he will only have the Pulmonary Artery Banding- that is just a temporary repair since an open surgery is too critical for JeAn’s condition now. Hopefully after the PAB he can have his regular growth and the moment he gets physically fit for the heart surgery, he has to have one. Only after his heart gets repaired can he have a PSARP and then the colostomy closure.
Everything entails large amounts of money. Last January, baby Joshua (born with imperforate anus and congenital heart disease) died because his parents didn’t have money to send him to the hospital… I truly pray that we can save Je-An Please read my post on SHARE YOUR BLESSING to know in what ways you can be of help.
This is JeAn at 9months ( only 4 kilos and can only take 1oz of milk per feeding):