Medical Fund for Baby Saab

$4,440 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 31 months
Saab Torralba was born on September 19, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.  She was noted to have difficulty breathing in December and was first hospitalized in December 22, 2016 due to severe Pneumonia. She was discharged home on January 3, 2017 but was re-admitted to the ICU with the same diagnosis on January 6, 2017.   Although she has spontaneous breathing, she is still on the ventilator.  She was previously on a NGT secondary to esophageal dysmotility, which may still cause her to have problems with feeding.  Saab also has Pulmonic Stenosis (a congenital heart disease) and suspected to have a genetic disorder that is associated with developmental delay that manifests later on.  

This funding page was started to help her parents (Hart and TJ) with accrued medical bills and for the care and equipment that Saab  would need upon discharge from the hospital.  Among the things she would need - CPAP machine, oxygen, air compressor and rehabiliation services (physical therapy and speech therapy). 

We also ask for your prayers for her full recovery.
Any help goes a long way.

We thank you in advance!
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Update from HART:

FEB 28 2017 - DAY 54
SAAB WILL HAVE SURGERY TOMORROW
What : Gastrostomy with fundoplication
Where: Philippine General Hospital (PGH)
When: March 1, 2017 7:00am

Please pray for the success of the surgery and Saab's fast recovery. May she be spared for any complications or infections. May her little body manage the stress of surgery.
As per her doctors assessment, saab is at high risk to have "apnea of prematurity" and may remain intubated after her surgery.

Please also pray for Saab's doctors.
Surgeon - Esther Saguil
Anesthesiologist - Evangeline Villa
Cardio - Jonas del Rosario
Pulmo - Kevin Bautista
Intensivist - Herbie Uy

Thank you everyone. God bless. ❤

Update as of 3/1/17 from Hart:

Saab is now recovering in PICU. Thank you everyone for being her prayer warriors.. God bless us all..
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From Hart:
Feb 3, 2017 – Day 28

SAAB NEEDS OPERATION.

"Based on the video fluoroscopy test done, Baby Saab has Laryngomalacia, swallowing difficulty, and GERD.

Laryngomalacia - The soft, immature cartilage of the upper larynx collapses inward during inhalation, causing airway obstruction.
To address Laryngomalacia, oxygen support is needed until her airway develops and matures.
As per her pulmonologist, this usually can be outgrown without medications by the age of 2.

GERD - Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach.
Saab was diagnosed to have a high grade reflux.
Operation to be done to treat GERD: Fundoplication
It uses the top of the stomach to strengthen the sphincter so it is less likely to allow food, drink or acid to travel back into the food pipe.

Swallowing difficulty - feeding through the mouth may be dangerous, because of the risk of aspiration.
Operation needs to be done: Gastrostomy
It is the placement of a feeding tube through the skin and stomach wall. It goes directly into the stomach.

* Gastrostomy and Fundoplication will be done in one operation.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR CONTINUOUSLY PRAYING FOR SAAB’S HEALING AND RECOVERY. WE ALSO WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR FINANCIAL BLESSINGS.

We are still in need of funds to support the said operation. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Please continue to pray for our Sophia Sabine.

Thank you in advance and May God Bless us all."
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Update from Hart - January 19, 2017 Day 13
Saab has been transferred to a regular room..
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Michelle Siaotong Llaban
31 months ago

Praying for you dearly Baby Saab We love you! God will provide God is sovereign

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