Please help save our sister’s sweet baby girl’s life.
Mallory was born in Davao City, Philippines on January 10, 2018 at a low birth weight of 5lbs 14oz. She has been in and out of the hospital due to a number of unexpected illnesses since then. Mallory was in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) during her first 2 weeks of life. She suffered from partial facial paralysis and therefore had a feeding tube to assist her with her feeds. During the 2 weeks in the NICU, Mallory’s parents were made to believe that she received all the required medical tests and was told that the results did not show any concerns. Mallory came home on January 26. However, 2 weeks later, she had to return to the hospital as she developed pneumonia. While admitted into the hospital, Mallory’s heart and lungs were working so hard that she had to be transferred to the ICU where she was placed on life support in which a machine assisted her breathing. Later, tests revealed that Mallory had a large hole in her heart, also known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). This hole was making her heart work harder than normal thus causing her to develop an enlarged heart. Mallory’s doctor said that surgery would be the only way to fix the PDA. As disheartening as it was to hear about all the concerns Mallory was suffering, her parents had to provide the hospital with a down payment each time she was transferred to a higher-level of acuity (NICU/ICU) as well as a down payment every other day to continue her care. Her parents were told that if money was not presented, Mallory’s hospital care would have to stop. Despite the copious amounts of payments made to the hospital, it seemed apparent that Mallory’s health was declining.
On February 16, Mallory was flown to Manila with a medical team and transferred to the ICU of St. Luke’s hospital for increased level of care where we hope she would potentially have a better chance of surviving. Currently, in the ICU of St. Luke’s hospital, Mallory continues to fight for her life. Repeat and additional tests are being performed in order to find out what interventions can be made to help Mallory win this battle. While her parents are waiting for all the results to come through, Mallory’s hospital bills continue to rise leaving her parents mentally and financially strained. We are asking anyone to please help our sister save her sweet daughter’s life.
- PACO MALLARI
- Karlu Cariaga
- Juanita Stone
- Brett Ing
Organizer and beneficiary
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