11.7.07

Every breath you take...

I'll be watching you


Recently, a good friend, DN, sms'd me to say that his baby has a heart disorder. It's called TAPVD - Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage. Babies who have this disorder usually pass away a few weeks after birth if the disorder is not detected and is left untreated. It is a rare disease, compromising 1% of all congenital heart abnormalities.

This is his story:

"My parents brought him to a clinic in my hometown for a checkup. Several issues were raised and from the diagnosis, the doctor mentioned that Wai Seng has a heart disorder and needed to be admitted immediately. He was referred to another Paediatrician in Gleneagles and was admitted last Saturday. According to the doctor, it is a miracle that he could live now until now as it is common for babies with this disorder to pass on within few weeks from birth. It was simply a miracle!

An operation to correct this disorder was scheduled on 9 July 2007. However on the eve of the operation day, his body refused to function and he had a cardiac arrest. We were with him, and we saw him breathing his last breath, and looking at all the doctor and nurses trying their best to resuscitate him. Our prayers were answered and he was revived!

He is now in ICU and we have engaged 3 specialists, the similar Paediatrician, a Heart Surgeon, and a Post-Operative Doctor, to look into his needs. Our families and friends are praying for his recovery. My heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all of them who prayed and continue praying for Wai Seng."

This is the second good friend who has had baby issues. My other good friend's son is also in ICU. This boy's twin brother, sadly, did not make it.

It makes me sad that such young, innocent angels have to suffer such trials so early in their lives. It just makes me appreciate even more what DN said - "It doesn't matter if it's a boy or a girl. As long as it's healthy, that's all that we pray for".

I ask that you join me in prayer for these two boys. I pray for hope - I hope they will continue to be the little soldiers that they are, and fight for life because they've made it this far. It is truly amazing to behold, the will power of something so tiny. Perhaps there is a lesson that we can take away from this. That size or age or religion does not matter. Tenacity can overcome many things. A baby's will power can overcome many things.
Sometimes, even death.

18 comments:

izso said...

Amen to that!

And both are sons of stubborn fathers, so they'll pull through!

Shopper Mom said...

oh dear, this is so sad.. i hope wai seng will pull through this difficult times. i cannot imagine how the parents must be feeling right now.

(and yet, we still hear cases of mothers killing their own children..) *sigh*

One of Stubborn Fathers said...

I felt humble by the number of people who started praying for my son. In fact, some of them are total strangers. It made me realised that eventhough distance, race, religion, etc seemed to separate us, we are all connected in the spiritual level.

I hope this lil' fella will earn his nick, Prehistoric Tyrant Junior, from Aunt Moo :P

FairyGodmother said...

Oh Dear, this is sooo sad...I pray for the two boys and also for the parents who has to be strong at times like this...GOD is great..it will get better, i promise..Sometimes, especially during times like this, it doesn't matter what religion who are in, all of the prayers count.

AMEIN

ninjabee said...

they are in my prayers...

Maggie said...

The boys and their families will be in my prayers.

NinJaMoo said...

izso: Very true...very true indeed.

shopper mom: I know, can you believe it? Some animals are more humane than such parents!

NinJaMoo said...

one of stubborn fathers: Hahaha...I wait to hear him call me 'Aunt Moo' ;). Take care *hugs*

fgm: Thank you...and I'm sure the parents are grateful for all the prayers that everyone is kind enough to put in.

NinJaMoo said...

ninjabee & maggie: Thank you both. =)

pugly said...

I echo Shopper Mom's sentiments. On one end of the spectrum, there are people who kill for a child of their own, & on the other end, there are those ... I don't know what you call 'em - beasts? ... who are heartless enough to kill their own child.

Here's hoping that the babies will pull through. Amen.

naz said...

What? I'm a stubborn father? Izso, I'm gonna tell your kid all your exploits! :D

Danny aka One of the stubborn fathers said...

Thank you for all your prayers. We believe in miracles could happen, and I bet it will happen anytime now.

Serene said...

Miracles do happened. As long as there is hope and faith, anything is possible. Deep down, I know the boyz will make it. Not because they have stubborn dad but because their will is stronger than anyone else for he appreciate the life he is about to venture to.

Syrope said...

One has gone to a better place, in the loving arms of the Lord.
The other I hope will remain here on Earth for the time being to teach all of us love and faith.
Treasure the people around you, everyone.

izso said...

Hmm.. Moo - did you get Danny's email / sms?

NinJaMoo said...

naz: There's nothing wrong about being stubborn.

danny: *hugs*

NinJaMoo said...

serene: Amen to that!

syrope: Wise words. And something to remind us again and again and again. Life is too short to be wasted.

NinJaMoo said...

izso: Yes. Been a littl' busy of late. Will blog about it at a more appropriate time.