Mother’s Day is only less than a month away, but all I wanted for Mother’s Day is for my son Syaqir to be well!
My son Syaqir is an active 14 year-old boy with a bright future ahead of him.
On the fateful 08 April morning, Syaqir was complaining about his thump being painful but with no visible swollen, and the next day, it happen to his wrist. However, that evening, he contracted fever and it rises to 39 degrees and we have to choice but to bring him to KK Hospital.
Doctors suspect dengue and run tests on him, but it came back negative, which they proceed to run various tests including MRI, blood culture and CT Scan. There’s no sign of swollen on him, but his fever still persist.
While waiting, doctors gave him antibiotic for his inflammation, and when the result came back, he was diagnose with Sepsis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. If left untreated, it can caused organ failure.
As Syaqir is in great pain, doctors at KK Hospital gave him antibiotics, morphine and sedate him, placed him on oxygen gas and kept in incubator, so he can rest in order to grow his anti-bodies to fight the disease.
As time passed, doctors told us the bacteria is still growing but couldn’t find the source, and that’s where we starts to get really worried. During this time, his lower body starts to swell, as well as found tiny white dots on his head, so they gave him higher dosage of antibiotics.
The thundering comment was when they came back after trying for so many days, they are giving up to diagnose his illness. Surgery was suggested but with no confirmation on source, they are just blindly cutting him up to locate the source. Which Mother in the world would take that risk!
That’s where we seek second opinion and found a private hospital which they immediately locate the source and advice they have the treatment for him with 99% of recovery.
However, the treatment would cost around $200,000, and due to all the trial in KK Hospital, there’s damaged done to his body which require immediate attention. Private hospital doesn’t subsidize medical fees, so we are asking for help!
We are desperate to seek funding and even looking at selling our HDB flat in order for Syaqir to receive his treatment.
Again, I’m pleading for any help from the general public as a Mother who only want her precious son to be well. No amount is too small and we appreciate your thoughts!
We thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Nina Shariff – Mother of Syaqir