Vanajh gave birth to her son in Watford General, but he had to be rushed into the special care baby unit because of concerns over his fast breathing. Vanajh kindly shares their story with us:
“I gave birth to my little one in the Watford General. The care and support was outstanding from the date of my first appointment to the birth of my baby.
After I gave birth, my son had jaundice and the paediatrician noticed that his heartbeat was faster than normal. He was taken to the special care baby unit and underwent all sorts of tests. They took ECG, X-ray and blood tests and started to monitor him. They cared for him so much.
These were such anxious days for me. My previous pregnancy was painful as I lost my baby after I gave birth. So the Doctor referred me to get extra help and to overcome my fear and anxiety. The team were great and they were like mothers and fathers to all the little ones who are under their care.
I thank all the members in the SCBU and Katherine ward for their extraordinary care. I want to thank neonatal unit just by offering a very little contribution to utilise it for the unit.”
Dr Sankara Narayanan, paediatric consultant, explains how charitable funds helped in the care Vanajh’s son received.
“When a newborn has symptoms that is suggestive of a heart or lung problem, rapid access to diagnostic investigations such as an Electrocardiogram (ECG) and/or Echocardiogram is crucial in deciding the right treatment. The ECG used to assess this tiny patient was funded through charitable donations.
We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those lovely parents and donors who have given us incredible help and support in purchasing specialist equipment over and above that NHS alone could provide. Thank you so much!