Saturday, April 7, 2012

Welcome Aim

On May 15, 2011, our Mark Ephraim "Aim" C. Santos was born. He weighed 2.954 kilograms (minus the umbilical cord) and was 49 centimeters tall. Not unlike his kuya Zek and ate Maia during their birth, he was not cord-coiled at all and was behaving well inside his mommy's tummy (I spoke too soon because he is now only nearly 11 months old and yet both mommy and kuya Zek are having their hands-full watching him with all his dangerous climbing skills)

In the coming days though, there was one sad revelation for us about baby Aim. The hospital, during the standard newborn screening test, found out that he was positive with G6PD deficiency or Glucose-6 Phospate Dehydrogenase deficiency. The test was only preliminary at first but after a visit to the UP-PGH for the confirmatory tests, it became conclusive for our baby. So from thereon, we needed to be careful with the type of food, medicines and environmental conditions we give or expose to Aim to avoid his G6PD symptoms to appear (i.e. anemia).

Inspite of this, we humbly accept God's plan for our Aim and we give thanks to Him as we should (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and we put our faith (2 Corinthians 5:7) in Him who has great plans for our son

Welcome to our family baby Aim.

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