“It was so sudden. My baby was hospitalised for a month, and I thought he could be discharged after the doctor treated his pulmonary oedema. Unexpectedly, the doctor later diagnosed him with congenital heart disease, and his condition deteriorated. The doctor said he needed urgent surgery as the delay in diagnosis had affected his rescue time. However, we are helpless. We hope the public can help to save our son.”
The baby boy’s treatment is a race against time. His condition is like a time bomb. Lim Yu Chen, a newborn boy from Taiping, Perak, is in critical condition. He needs to undergo surgery in one week. Otherwise, his internal organs might fail and endanger his life. His helpless parents could not afford the RM60,000 in surgical expenses, so they approached the public to help their son.
【The baby boy choked on amniotic fluid, which led to pulmonary oedema. The doctor focused on the treatment of the lungs and did not notice his heart problems. The baby suffers from aortic stenosis, which endangered his life】
Baby Yu Chen from Taiping, Perak, was born on 19 June. Due to gestational diabetes, the doctor arranged for the mother to undergo labour induction two weeks before the expected due date. However, the mother did not respond to the procedure, so the doctor performed an emergency caesarean section. The baby choked on the amniotic fluid and was rushed to the intensive care unit. He also once had a bacterial infection and stayed in the hospital for a month for treatment.
Although the doctor had treated his lung problems, he discovered the baby would turn cyanosis and hypoxia once he removed the ventilator. The baby could not breathe on his own, and the doctor found a heart murmur. The doctor later referred him to a general hospital for examination, and the baby was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. The heart problem is like a time bomb threatening the newborn’s life. He needs urgent surgery to save his life. Otherwise, he might die due to internal organ failure.
The sudden news shocked his parents. On the one hand, they are worried as their baby is fighting for his life in the hospital, and on the other hand, they are helpless as they cannot afford the substantial medical expenses. The parents are anxious, but they must race against time as their baby relies on breathing aid to survive.
The baby’s 35-year-old father, Lim Kah Pin, works as a factory operator in Singapore with a monthly income of S$2,350. His 35-year-old mother, Chai Wai Yee, is a factory operator with a salary of about S$2,000. The couple has been married for a long time but have lived apart for years. The baby boy is their first child.
The couple left their hometown and worked overseas to earn more. However, their incomes are only enough to cover their expenses in Singapore and pay for the living expenses of their elderly parents in Malaysia. Therefore, they cannot afford their baby’s medical costs and approached One Hope Charity for help.
The parents gave full cooperation to One Hope Charity when they sought help. After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to assist the patient in raising the RM60,000 he needed. His family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.