15months Old Matthew awaits a heart surgery.
Organized by: Emmanuel Sarkodie
Matthew is 15 months old now and I noticed he was breathing with fast shallow breaths and making little grunting noises few days ago. He seemed to be very sleepy and had lost interest in feeding. I mentioned this to Esther, my Midwife, who suggested we go up to Stroud Hospital and see the duty doctor. Two hours later, we were rushed to Gloucester by ambulance where the paediatrician ran a battery of tests on our now obviously poorly baby. Matthew was found to have three major heart defects. The next day we were transferred to the intensive care unit, the Children's Hospital. And now he has been diagnosed to have a heart disease and therefore must have "arterial switch", to correct the fact that the two main arteries which come out of the top of the heart is the wrong way round; an operation to correct a narrowing (coarctation) of the aorta, the main vessel which supplies oxygenated blood to the body; and repairs to a hole in the wall between the bottom two chambers of the heart (ventricular septal defect). And now MATTHEW awaits to have a heart surgery as soon as we pay 10,000dollars for the surgery. The earlier we pay for the surgery, the earlier the surgery is carried out and the best chance for Baby Matthew gets to survive. Please help by donating any amount you are willing to offer. Please no amount is small. Thank you.