BABY JOHN URGENTLY NEEDS A NEW LIVER





Surgical Report
Page 2 of Surgical Report
Clinical Summary
Certificate of Admission
Radiologic Findings
Record of Operation



ON JUNE 18 2013 OUR 3 MONTH OLD SON JOHN WILLIAM KEATS VISITED HIS PEDIATRICIAN FOR A ROUTINE BOOSTER SHOT. THE DOCTOR NOTICED JOHN WAS JAUNDICED AND ORDERED BLOOD WORK AND AN ULTRASOUND. THE BLOOD WORK AND ULTRASOUND SUGGESTED BILIARY ATRESIA.


JOHN WAS THEN REFERRED TO A PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGIST WHO PLACED JOHN ON MEDICATION TO OPEN HIS BILE DUCTS. JOHN WAS ADMITTED TO SAN PEDRO HOSPITAL, DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES ON JUNE 22 2013 FOR A LIVER BIOPSY DIAGNOSED AS NASH GRADE 1 (neonatal hepatitis) AND METIVAR FIBROSIS SCARRING GRADE 1. ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS JOHN HAS CONTINUED WITH MEDICATION BUT HIS CONDITION CONTINUED TO DECLINE.


JOHN WAS ADMITTED TO SAN PEDRO HOSPITAL ON JULY 19th FOR 5 HOURS OF INVASIVE SURGERY TO PERFORM TESTS ON HIS BILE DUCT AND LIVER. A KASAI PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. A SECOND LIVER BIOPSY REVEALED HIS LIVER FUNCTION IS STILL WORSENING. JOHN NOW HAS NASH GRADE 2 AND METIVAR FIBROSIS SCARRING GRADE 3 AND NOW REQUIRES A LIVER TRANSPLANT. LIVER TRANSPLANTS ARE NOT DONE IN THE PHILIPPINES.


OUR FAMILY IS HEARTBROKEN, TERRIBLY FRIGHTENED AND HAVE EXHAUSTED OUR LIFE SAVINGS ON JOHN'S MEDICAL PROCEDURES. WE HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE ASIAN CENTRE FOR LIVER DISEASE AND TRANSPLANTATION, GLENEAGLES HOSPITAL SINGAPORE. DR. TAN KAI CHAH HAS EXPLAINED THAT THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE FOR DONOR AND RECIPIENT WOULD BE BETWEEN $170,000 AND $230,000 SINGAPORE DOLLARS. THERE ARE ALSO OTHER COST INVOLVED SUCH AS AIRFARE AND TRIPS TO MANILA TO MATCH A DONOR PLUS WE ARE TOLD JOHN WILL HAVE TO STAY IN SINGAPORE FOR FOLLOW UP FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE OPERATION.


WITH THIS DAUNTING TASK AHEAD FOR OUR FAMILY WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT ANYONE WHO READS THIS WILL FEEL IN THEIR HEART THE DESIRE TO HELP BABY JOHN BY WAY OF A DONATION AND MOST IMPORTANTLY PASS THE WORD ALONG TO FRIENDS AND CHARITIES.


JOHN MUST HAVE THIS PROCEDURE WITHIN 4 MONTHS AT THE OUTSIDE. OUR FAMILY WILL BE MORE THAN GRATEFUL AND YOUR GIFTS FOR JOHN NEVER FORGOTTEN. OUR PLIGHT IS ENORMOUS WITH SERIOUS TIME CONSTRAINTS. REGARDLESS, OUR FAMILY MUST DO EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE TO GET THIS MESSAGE OUT FOR JOHN TO SAVE HIS INNOCENT PRECIOUS LIFE.


JOHN, PAUL, FE AND ELI KEATS


TEL: 63-[phone redacted] or
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CANADIAN REFERENCE LYNN KEATS TEL: [phone redacted]
CATHERINE KEATS TEL: [phone redacted]


AMERICAN REFERENCE WILLIAM WEST TEL: [phone redacted]

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