A premature baby born of a young unmarried mother
Weighing 1 kg. when he was born after only seven months of gestation, Do-hyeon could be nestled in the arms of his mother after he survived many life-threatening crises. She was not in a position to raise her sick child, though. She at a tender did not perceived the real significance of pregnancy and she gave birth to him on her own with no preparation at all. Economic hardships and child-rearing burdens weighed heavily on her shoulders. Hoping that he would be in better surroundings to go through treatment, she decided to send him to an institutional facility taking care of little children.
An emergency that can take place at any time
Do-hyeon weighed only 4 kg, when he was 3 months old. His weight was far below 7.9 kg, which was the average weight of the children his age. He was frequently exposed to infectious diseases because his immune systems were weak. Going through proper treatment just in time was most important to him. When it comes to premature babies, a minor symptom can lead to quite serious a situation and the rates of unexpected diseases are high as well. As a matter of course, the babies to whom unmarried mothers give birth with no prenatal health care provided can more possibly be endangered.
“The proper treatment could be given him at the right time”
Thanks to our supporters sharing their love, treatment could be given to Do-hyeon within the golden hours. When he was taken to the emergency room due to pneumonia and acute laryngitis, the doctor treated him without delay. As periventricular leukomalasia causing cerebral palsy was then detected, early rehabilitation treatment could also be undertaken. And he was sent to an institution for disabled children last August. He is still petite and lags behind in language development, so additional treatment is given him. But he is growing up brightly and vibrantly. We eagerly wish that he would be treated steadily to grow healthy.