"While waiting for the surgery, the doctor has already instructed us on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in case the child experiences oxygen deprivation. We are truly worried and hope that the child can undergo the surgery as soon as possible."
Six-month-old Sharipah Haneesha Binti Syed Abdullah, from Kedah, is experiencing cyanosis and oxygen deprivation. The doctors have informed us that surgery needs to be scheduled urgently. The longer the delay, the higher the risks, and we are facing the dilemma of heart swelling and cardiac failure.
The impoverished parents, who receive assistance from the Welfare Department, are deeply concerned about their child's illness. The required surgery costs RM 87,000, and they are in a state of panic as they have no means to cover the medical expenses. They earnestly appeal for the assistance of the general public.
【The baby may seem unaffected, but the doctor has already instructed the parents on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) promptly if the child encounters any issues. This is to prevent any delays in getting medical help for the child and to ensure timely intervention】
Six-month-old infant Sharipah Haneesha appeared normal from the fetal stage until birth. However, two weeks after birth, she started showing jaundice symptoms, prompting a visit to the clinic. Doctors discovered a heart murmur, leading to a referral to the hospital for further examination. Initial tests revealed a hole in the infant's heart and cardiovascular narrowing. Five days later, she was referred to the central hospital for detailed examinations.
Currently weighing 6 kilograms, the doctor explained that the surgery could only be performed when the child reaches 9 kilograms. In the meantime, a three-month observation period is underway. Due to the infant's cyanosis and oxygen deprivation, the parents have been taught emergency measures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Simultaneously, the hospital referred the patient to a specialized facility, where doctors diagnosed her with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a congenital heart condition involving pulmonary artery stenosis, ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta, and right ventricular hypertrophy. These defects impact the heart structure, causing oxygen-poor blood to flow from the heart to other parts of the body, leading to cyanosis.
The father, Syed Abdullah bin Syed Ismail (36 years old), is a crab fisherman with a monthly income of around RM 900. The mother, Siti Khalijah bt Ismail (36 years old), was formerly a waitress and is now a homemaker with a monthly welfare allowance of RM 450 due to a language disability. The couple has four sons aged 9, 7, 5, and the patient, who is their only daughter.
In order to raise transportation funds, the father sold the last remaining gold jewelry, a 3-gram piece, for RM500. However, the surgery and future follow-up costs remain uncertain.
After a home visit assessment, One Hope Charity has decided to assist in fundraising for the necessary medical expenses. The family has agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity, which will also collect the funds. One Hope Charity will allocate RM 10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Fund" for this case. For any inquiries, please contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192."