Help Baby Daphne

Help Baby Daphne

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Our beautiful baby Daphne was born on 8/8/15 and has never been home. She moves from one hospital to another and from intensive care unit to operation room in search for the cure of her illness. Doctors have said that she suffered from a mega bladder (abnormally large bladder) and Hydronephrosis (swelling of the kidney) since she was in the womb. Since her birth, she has suffered several other complications; the inability to digest, the inability to pass motions, adhesion, malrotation, volvulus in the intestines and a blood clot in her heart that caused severe infection and swelling from her shoulders to her head.



To date, she has undergone 4 surgeries, 3 of which were done at National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore. We still do not have a clear sign or when or how she will recover. This is the rare case and doctors are still trying to figure it out. They say they have never seen anything like this before.

A month after the 3rd surgery, she was able to pass motion and the doctors started to feed her gradually. But sadly there was another complication; she vomited every time she was fed. Because of this she had her 4th surgery in order to tighten her oesophagus and install 2 tubes in her tummy (1 tube directly goes to small intestine for feeding, and another tube goes directly to her stomach to remove any excess fluids in the body).



Due to these complications, both my husband and I have given up our full time jobs to be by her side. Now we're concerned about how we can settle the medical expenses which are building up every day. Her digestion issue & the adhesions in her small intestines haven't recovered so she has to fast. She also needs blood thinner injections twice a day for 6-12 months to prevent clots in her veins.
Thank you for your time reading my message.

We keep praying for Daphne's health and are turning to you for help. With your love and support and donations, we hope to get the treatment she needs to get her home.
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  • D. Vickneswaran
    9 months ago

    [Updates as of 03/05/16]

    The drinking (feeding) regime is now divided into 2 periods:

    1. Morning period: feeding orally, 2times within 3hours, usually there will be 3-4 cycles. Each time is 30ml of milk. So in this period will be around 180ml-240ml

    2. Night period: continuous feeding thru drip machine. (2cycles) 150ml of milk will be finished in 5hrs. So in this period will be around 300ml

    Within each cycle there will be aspiration of the undigested milk thru the stomach tube, if it is high, the feeding will be delayed for 1 hour to let the stomach digest first and will keep aspirating hourly until the undigested milk is low.

    This regime is about 50-60% of her nutrition needs, the rest of them is still supplied with TPN (total parenternal nutrition)

    The closest goal now is to take off the TPN so that she can be taken care of as outpatient treatment.

    While there are other concerns like mega bladder and also the heart condition (PFO), so that we can overcome the main problem 1st (intestinal). Because these concerns can be taken care by her at an older age or hopefully resolved by itself along with her growth.

    Funds have also been withdrawn partially to settle the hospitalization expenses for April. Receipt enclosed.

    Would like to once again thank each and every single one of you for your contribution, support and Love to Baby Daphne!

    God Bless you all!

  • D. Vickneswaran
    10 months ago

    Update daphne 11/3/15:

    Today Daphne will have another surgery to reopen her tummy. 2 days ago, doctors did an X ray with contrast and found some blockage.

    Pray for wisdom upon the doctor and also speedy recovery for her.

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    [Updates as of 28/2/16]

    Baby Daphne went through a marathon 11 hour operation on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016 (her 5th operation) after several postponements. A lot of adhesion was found again and a part of her intestine was also removed.

    She is however still stable and in the process of recovering. We really hope that there will be no more surgeries after this. Continue sending your best wishes, encouragement and support to baby Daphne, on her path to a speedy recovery.

    Also, to update all donors, an arrangement has been worked out with Give Asia that will allow monthly withdrawals of contributions instead of a one off withdrawal when the fund raiser ends. This will ensure Baby Daphne’s medical and other expenses are taken care of concurrently without ending the fund raiser, as she continues receiving the best care and medical attention she can get. This will also help to ease a lot of burden off the shoulders of her parents knowing they have enough funds on hand to address any unexpected situation as well without having to abruptly end the fund raiser.

    The first withdrawal was made on 24 Feb 2016, which had gone to the settling of Baby Daphne’s hospitalization expenses. On behalf of baby Daphne and her parents, would like to express sincere and heartfelt gratitude to each and every single one of the donors. Your contributions, regardless of how big or small; has gone a long way in easing the burden of the parents, as well as ensuring Baby Daphne’s medical expenses are taken care of.

    Continue showering your love and blessings to Baby Daphne as she sends out her love to every one of you out there.

    Thank you! :)

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    Baby Daphne will be going for an ultrasound today at 9 am. It will be to check her vein to insert a line through her heart for her nutrition. She has not been able to consume and digest enough milk causing her to lose weight with less nutrition. And after the surgery she will definitely be fasted again, so that she will have no intake at all if it's not from the drip.

    After which, should there be a slot for operating theater, she will then proceed to go for another surgery to reopen her tummy. Else most likely, the surgery will take place next week.

    Continue sending your wishes, love, prayers and blessings to Baby Daphne. Being the fighter she is, she will pull fight through this as well and grow even stronger :)

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    Baby Daphne turns exactly 6 months old today! What better way to celebrate it than with the joyous occasion of Lunar New Year.

    On behalf of Baby Daphne and her parents, I would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year. Stay blessed as always!

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    [**Updates as of 6/2/16]

    Paid Baby Daphne a visit yesterday on the 6/2/16. To be honest, I was expecting a moody, serious looking baby, taking into account the amount of needles, surgical equipment, and pain that she is fighting. I couldn't have been more wrong! What I saw when I went to her bed was an ultra cheerful, smiling girl who looked so happy and carefree. For some reason, she kept smiling and laughing about as I was talking to her parents (while occasionally reaching out to stroke her soft tender cheeks).

    The reason for her joy must be knowing that there are so many lovely souls out there who have showered her with so much of love, blessings, encouragement and support. Her laughter, I believe; must be her way of conveying her appreciation and love to every one of you out there.

    Baby Daphne's parents have also expressed their heartfelt gratitude to every one of you for all your support. The amount of love that they are receiving in a foreign land, from complete strangers, has completely overwhelmed them.

    Understand that baby Daphne will be switching to formula milk as well soon, which they will be getting soon. The parents were also sharing how they will need to go to ICA every 2 weeks to get their visitor pass renewed, which is quite tiresome for them as well.

    Have assured them that we are with them, and will continue supporting them and showering them with our love and blessings.

    Attached are some pictures I took of Baby Daphne on my visit. And no, she is completely not camera shy :)

    Will try to keep this page as "live" and updated as I can. Continue leaving your words of support and encouragement to Baby Daphne & her parents.

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    @Jason Teo the "personal cause" in this case is Baby Daphne :)

    Thank you so much for your kindness :)

  • D. Vickneswaran
    11 months ago

    Its been less than 12 hours since I started this, and we have already close to 5K. Thank you so much for all your contributions, shares, love and blessings.

    I will try to make time one of these days to pay Daphne a visit as well. Will keep this page updated :)

  • Avnish Kumar
    9 months ago

    Hello friends. please give some support to this indian angel...https://give.asia/movement/4-year-old_deepika_fighting_with_cancer

  • Khing Khing Win
    9 months ago

    Any update??

  • indri h
    9 months ago

    Get well soon strong baby.. Jesus always be with you.. You will never walk alone..

  • Kim Ong
    10 months ago

    heart breaking news...hope she can recover the soonest and no more surgery. live in joys forever...

  • Jamie Ong
    11 months ago

    To Daphne's parents: be the strong pillar of support for the baby, God will bless her. Please recover soon!

  • Kim Ong
    11 months ago

    hi Baby Daphne, you are such a strong princess. Wish for your speed recovery and stays cheerful. God bless.

  • Fransiska Leonita
    11 months ago

    You will be healed by Jesus name, beautiful baby Daphne! Our prayers are with you..<3 Keep fighting and stay strong always..

  • Harry
    11 months ago

    Baby Daphne will be healed in Jesus name! Keep the Faith! :)

  • Christina Wong
    11 months ago

    Get well soon baby Daphne

  • Victoria Png
    11 months ago

    Please get well soon Baby Daphne. God bless!

  • Welly Candra
    11 months ago

    Baby Daphne, The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

  • Shermaine Kai
    11 months ago

    Speedy recovery baby Daphne! You can do it.. Jiayou!

  • Hwee Hwee See
    11 months ago

    Get well soon. Jiayou Baby Daphne!

  • Flavia Aybie
    11 months ago

    Get well soon baby Daphne, my friend Laura and Husband..my prayers are with u. God will make a way. Amen

  • Alicia Kwok
    11 months ago

    Fighting... Hope baby Daphne get well soon!!! Stay positive n strong for the family!!!

  • Elyn Loh
    11 months ago

    Get well soon baby Daphne.

  • Melisa Ng
    11 months ago

    Get well soon, baby Daphne!

  • Soo Cheng Teo
    11 months ago

    Baby Daphne stay strong and get well soon!!

  • dwi sembodo
    11 months ago

    Hope ur child get well soon!

  • Mehmeh Angie
    11 months ago

    Get well soon baby Daphne!

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