The birth of 9-month-old baby boy Muhd Luth Ummar bin Syukor was fraught with challenges. His mother endured significant hardships during pregnancy, including the risk of blindness due to gestational diabetes. The carefully watched-over child was born prematurely and spent 30 days in an incubator. During this period, doctors observed the baby's rapid breathing and diagnosed him with a heart defect, requiring respiratory assistance.
Over the past 8 months, doctors have administered medication with the hope that the hole in the baby's heart would close on its own. However, the infant, who turns blue whenever he cries or engages in vigorous activity, has been advised by doctors to undergo surgery as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the surgical cost of RM75,000 has left the financially struggling parents at a dead end, desperately seeking financial assistance to save their son.
【The mother developed severe gestational diabetes during pregnancy, and due to retinal changes, she required six laser treatments to prevent the rupture of blood vessels in her eyes, potentially leading to blindness. Concerned that the stress of natural childbirth might affect her eyes, the expectant mother had to undergo a cesarean section】
Muhd Luth Ummar, hailing from Butterworth, Penang, couldn't wait and decided to make an early appearance at 33 weeks of gestation. After the expectant mother's amniotic fluid broke, she remained bedridden for five days before doctors recommended a cesarean section. The premature baby was placed in an incubator and required a 30-day stay in the hospital before being allowed to go home.
Due to the baby's rapid breathing, doctors discovered three holes in the infant's heart: ventricular septal defect (VSD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and an incomplete closing of the arterial duct. Initially, they had been monitoring the openings with medication to observe if they would close on their own. However, at 8 months old, the lively baby still experiences rapid breathing, cyanosis in the lips and nails, prompting doctors to recommend urgent surgery to prevent bacterial infections and protect the little life.
The father, Syukor bin Nayan (39 years old), works as a fisherman earning approximately RM1,000, while the mother, Norliza binti Mohd Yusoff (37 years old), was formerly a restaurant assistant before becoming a housewife after marriage. The patient is their only biological child, but the couple has also adopted three relatives aged 13, 12, and 7.
After thorough review, One Hope Charity has decided to raise funds for the required medical expenses. The parents have entrusted the fundraising activities to One Hope Charity, and all donations will be collected through them. In support of this case, One Hope Charity will allocate RM10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Fund." For any inquiries, please contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.