Urgent Fundraising – Muhammad Al Fateh (Severe Pneumonia)
Could you imagine how parents feel when they watch their children cry in front of them, but they cannot give them a comforting hug?
A few hours after the baby boy was born, he suffered from breathing problems, and the oxygen level in his body dropped continuously. He also had bacterial infections, so his parents quickly sent him to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). He was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and had to rely on a ventilator for oxygen. The boy needs RM80,000 for his treatment, but his family is stretched and cannot afford the medical expenses.
【The parents were caught off guard by their son’s unexpected situation and could only watch as he was sent to an incubator and received oxygen through a ventilator】
When Muhammad Al Fateh was born, his parents, 38-year-old Ahmad Azikin and 31-year-old Nor Amirah, from Perak, thought he would be just like his other three siblings, who would cry when they were hungry, let the parents gently pinch their cute little faces and looked them with their round eyes, or just smiled at the parents like an angel.
However, it was just different for Muhammad Al Fateh. The doctor told the parents that the boy had breathing problems a few hours after he was born, and the oxygen in his body was constantly decreasing, and his condition became more and more critical. He needed treatment at the neonatal intensive care unit as soon as possible.
After a thorough examination, the doctor told the parents their son’s condition was critical. The oxygen level in his body dropped drastically, and his lungs could not work correctly. Oxygen could not enter his lungs, which were infected with many bacteria.
Doctors rarely use larger tubes for newborn babies unless a patient needs them. Muhammad Al Fateh’s situation was not optimistic, and his lungs failed to function even after the doctor sent in maximum oxygen. Therefore, the doctor could only install a larger soft tube from his mouth directly to prevent his lungs from shrinking.
Looking at her baby lying in the incubator, relying on a ventilator to survive and receiving antibiotics through a feeding tube, the mother felt stressed and helpless. She said that she went for prenatal examinations, and the results were satisfactory, so the couple was expecting a healthy child just like their other three children.
【The parents are hawkers at a night market, and they cannot afford the substantial medical expenses】
Ahmad Azikin is a hawker selling drinks at a night market. He earns about RM2,000 a month. His wife, Nor Amirah, is a housewife and helps her husband at the stall when she is free. The couple used to run a clothes shop, but they closed down the business after it was affected by the Movement Control Order. The couple also has two daughters and a son between eight and twelve.
When they learned that Muhammad Al Fateh needed RM80,000 for treatment, both of them were stressed and helpless.
The 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 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.
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