On May 22nd, 2017 at 1am Philippine Standard time, my dearest friend, Christy gave birth to her precious little boy, baby Noah Villamin Negi. However, baby Noah's doctor found out that he has a heart anomaly called 'Transposition of the Great Artery' which is reason for low oxygen level turning him into blue. The only solution is open heart surgery, which can only be done between 2 weeks to 2 months of age. He is the youngest who is going thru this procedure in the country so he is making history already! Baby Noah underwent surgery on Monday, May 29th. He was struggling at first but the Lord is good and is sustaining him until now. Praise God!
As a mother myself, I feel the pain. Wishing you could just take the pain instead of your newborn baby suffering. As a mother, there's nothing you would do for your child or children.
I have known Christy and her husband Shyam personally for years now and they are great people who love the Lord with all their hearts and who are devoted to the Lord. They have named their baby Noah which means 'preacher of the righteous' and they can't wait to see how the Lord will use Noah for His glory. Even tho this is a sad sad news, they keep their eyes on Jesus believing that He will heal Noah. I believe in my heart and I praise God that knowing baby Noah's situation, the Lord entrusted him to two great parents who will love him and care for him no matter what. Despite this devastating news, their faith do not waver but instead, they continue to devote themselves to the Lord who knows it all.
As you know operations like this are not cheap. Only a few days of staying in the hospital is already costing them 2 Million Philippine money(which is equivalent to $40,164) as of this posting. They are doing their best to come up with the money to pay for the bills even selling their personal things but it will not be enough to cover all expenses.
I have created this gofundme account because I believe in my heart it is what the Lord leads me to do. They are so dear to my heart and to the Lord's heart. I pray earnestly to our Heavenly Father to touch your kind and generous hearts to give no matter what the amount is. Please give what the Lord puts in your hearts. It can go a long ways. Let's help the Negi family recover from all this by our generosity and prayers!
Galatians 6:2, "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Hebrews 13:16, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Proverbs 3:27, "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act."
Below are the recent updates regarding baby Noah:
UPDATE from Shyam (5/30/17): They put him on Ekmo, they will observe him for the next 24-48 hours if no improvement after that, then we lost.
UPDATE from Christy: We went earlier and met our pedia. She said Noah as expected leaking blood bcoz of d machine. They are also doing some ultrasound if it reaches the brain. They haven't tried to check his heart it would be a little later since they wanted to rest the heart for 24 hrs.
His vitals are up and down.... Our little boy Noah is suffering so much . Although they said he is sedated or unconscious, still as a mother i feel his body pain. I won't give up on him until the doctors say so or until God wills. Please continue to pray for comfort and peace to reign in our hearts ni Shyam. And of course a miracle to happen to Noah's heart done by the almighty God!
UPDATE from Shyam (8:35pm):He had another surgery today to stop the excessive bleeding. His heart is getting better, beating a good rate with the medical help though still accessing the strength. He woke up earlier after the procedure which was good meaning his brain is ok, he even moved. He urinated too which means kidneys are ok. So praise God. This is great success for today.
Update from Shyam on Noah (5-31-17):
1. His heart is getting stronger, no more bleeding since yesterday which is good. Pls pray that it will soon be able to run the whole body on it's own
2. His lungs and kidneys have been shut down, doctors are saying it will take few days before they start functioning back. Pls pray that these 2 will start working again
3. Now it's just a matter of time, if everything remains on course per doctors. So pls pray for faster recovery and that this won't have any impact on anything else in his life.
4. He's on a machine called ECMO which is very costly to run, so it's an added expense to what we already have running, pls pray for financial provision. If God leads you to do some crowd funding pls do so. We would be grateful. We are doing everything we can on our side too.
Thank you beloved and pls keep praying. God bless