23 May Ayaan
Little Ayaan, the precious first child of Sajeema and Muzammil, was diagnosed in utero with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), causing his diaphragm to not form completely as a fetus. Sajeema was induced at 38 weeks as the doctors felt tiny Ayaan needed to be cared for right away. Ayaan was placed in the quietest corner of the NICU because of his sensitivity to sound. When the family first went to visit him, they couldn’t even talk. He spent the first eight months of his life in the hospital. After four surgeries, Ayaan is now doing very well, and is eating with a special feeding tube. There is still much research to be done about what causes CDH, but his family is so grateful for the amazing care they received for Ayaan.
“Every baby born with CDH should be given a chance to survive. It can only be possible through the support of a hospital which has all the specialized equipment, care teams and world class NICU facility.”